If you have recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google, you are certainly not alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing our data, strangling economic growth and helping governments spy on us. Yet because these few companies dominate so many of the Internet’s key services, it seems there is little people can do to avoid having to interact with them if they want to stay online.
The Bezos bulldozer has run into some soil filled with largish granite boulders. Check out these developments.
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This startup is believed to be a direct rival to the centralized YouTube platform and the ones similar to it.
Its purpose is to change the system that connects users and content makers. The most interesting is that VibraVid hopes to let content makers get their profit from consumers directly, with no intermediaries taking part of these earnings away.
Matrix is an open platform for secure, decentralized, realtime communication.
From a client’s viewpoint, Matrix is a thin set of HTTP APIs for publish-subscribe (pub/sub) data synchronization; from a server’s viewpoint, it’s a rich set of HTTP APIs for data replication and identity services. On top of these APIs, application servers can provide any service that benefits from running on Matrix. Principally, that has meant interoperable chat, but Hodgson noted that any kind of JSON data could be passed, including voice over IP (VoIP), virtual or augmented reality communications, and IoT messaging.
In total, hackers have stolen nearly $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency since the beginning of 2017, mostly from exchanges, and that’s just what has been revealed publicly.
Cyber Security Company Kaspersky Lab and University of Oxford researchers have teamed up on a new project which outlines the potential dangers and methods for attack concerning these developing technologies. Their report pertaining to the matter says that,“Even at today’s level of development – which is more advanced than many people realise – there is a clear tension between patient safety and patient security.”
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Translation has never been easier with AI and NLP tools. It is amazing for people who cannot speak foreign languages to communicate with the assistance of translation apps, like Google Translation. While there are many translation apps on the market, Google is by far the best free one. As with many of its products and services, Google spends countless hours perfecting its language algorithms. The Verge published “Google’s Head of Translation On Fighting Bias In Language And Why AI Loves Religious Texts.”
A subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs, is using real-time mobile location data from millions of cellphone users collected over long periods of time in order to help urban planners make critical decision on transportation and land use. The program, known as Replica, gathers and anonymizes cellphone user data, then models simulations which allow civil engineers see when, how and where people travel in Urban areas.