What’s the cost to privacy in our connected lives? | 2017 | Al Jazeera

What's the cost to privacy in our connected lives? | 2017 | Al Jazeera

What’s the cost to privacy in our connected lives? | 2017 | Al Jazeera

 

An extraordinary array of gadgets are on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, both technologies already on the market and ones that will be soon.There is less discussion about the privacy and security costs that come with our increasingly connected world.Many of us live our entire lives “connected” by smartphones, which we carry every day and everywhere.Phone apps turn your house lights on and switch off air-conditioning.Cars monitor not only our location but our driving habits and send that information back to the vehicle’s manufacturer, among others.What tech companies call the “Internet of Things” will make us healthier and safer, they say.Critics reply that we are being stripped of privacy and isolated from communicating with other people.So is a more technologically connected world a better one?

Källa: What’s the cost to privacy in our connected lives? | 2017 | Al Jazeera

ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

 

Chinese phone maker ZTE has agreed to plead guilty on charges of violating U.S. sanctions restricting the sale of American technology to Iran and North Korea, and lying about it to investigators. It will pay $892 million in fees, effectively wiping out about two years of the company’s net profits.According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, ZTE’s penalties targeted the firm’s practice of acquiring American technology and reselling it in the form of ZTE equipment to Iran and North Korea over a six-year period between 2010 and 2016.The report cited the U.S. Justice Department’s national security division lead Mary McCord as saying, that “the highest levels of management within the company approved the scheme” to violate U.S. sanctions, and said ZTE “repeatedly lied to and misled federal investigators.”ZTE sold nearly 62 million smartphones in 2016. The company is China’s third largest phone maker by global unit sales after Huawei and BBK (which markets phones under the brands Oppo, vivo and OnePlus).

Källa: ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

Film – Surrender

 

Film - Surrender

Film – Surrender

 

Våga tappa kontrollen ibland. Ge upp, surrender på engelska. Det kan hända saker du aldrig väntat dig.

Det är det den här filmen handlar om – att ibland ge upp, ge sig

 

SURRENDER tells the retrospective story of Milton’s journey in search of peace, one that reveals an essential truth: the experience of losing control offers unexpected and beautiful surprises.

Featuring “Milton Schorr”.

Director — Porteus Xandau
Executive Producer — Herman Le Roux
Producer — Marchant Bellingan
Cinematographer — Warren James Smart
Camera Assistant — John Carr
Editing and Colouring — Richard Starkey
Music and Sound Design — Pressure Cookers Studio, Cape Town
Online — Post, Cape Town
Art Direction — Ivan Fraser
Wardrobe — Sumaya Parker

Apple släpper den femte testversionen av iOS 10.3

Apple släpper den femte testversionen av iOS 10.3

Apple släpper den femte testversionen av iOS 10.3

Apple har släppt den femte test- och betaversionen av iOS 10.3 till registrerade utvecklare.

iOS 10.3 är en större uppdatering av Apples operativsystem för mobila enheter, iPhone iPa dch iPod Touch. Den nya versionen innehåller det nya filsystemet AFPS, Apple Filé System, kraftfullare kryptering, stopp för tjat om recensioner från utvecklare och flera nya funktioner.

iOS 10.3 innehåller även ett nytt utseende i inställningar, tydligare visningar av innehållet i iCloud och en funktion att hitta dina AirPods om du tappat bort dem.

Du laddar ned den nya testversionen via App Store eller via Apples portal för utvecklare.

Apple har även släppt en ny testversion av tvOS 10.2 och watchOS 3.2, även de beta 5.

 

I can´t keep quiet

I can´t keep quiet

I can´t keep quiet

Det är den 8:e mars idag, Den internationella kvinnodagen och MILCKs musik “I ca?t keep quiet” har blivit en signatur för kampen för alla lika värde och för kvinnors rätt.

The #ICANTKEEPQUIET project is dedicated to celebrating our unique voices and identities, in an effort to break the cycles of oppression and fear, perpetuated by today’s media.

The first project was the #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir of D.C., which started the movement of guerilla style performances at The Women’s March on Jan 21st, 2017. The choir sang for unsuspecting strangers in the DC area with flash mob performances of an acapella version of “Quiet”.

Simultaneously, #ICANTKEEPQUIET is launching projects on the virtual frontier. For example, we are collecting stories about everyday people who have braved extraordinary distances to speak up. Stories will be used as inspiration for future art projects to be shared later this year. We are currently searching through all #icantkeepquiet lists on twitter, instagram, and facebook, and accepting submissions. Read more about that here.

Lastly, 15% of the proceeds from the merchandise sold on this website will benefit the Los Angeles chapter of Step Up, an empowering nonprofit that provides after school and mentorship programs for underprivileged girls from ages 13-18.

 

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