Credit card privacy matters: Apple Card vs. Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa – The Washington Post

It started with a banana. Chilling article on how your personal data is collected, cross-referenced and used for all kind of purposes. However, recent data scandals were eye-opening to a broader public and people are starting to take notice how privacy affects our daily lives in often unforeseen ways. Therefore businesses should pay close attention, […]

Always In — Real Life

Interesting article on how wireless headphones became augmented reality devices. Those devices are changing our behaviour: notice for example how people keep their AirPods on when they are talking to others. In doing so, wearers signal that they are not fully present and relegate the immediate environment to the background. By not having to look […]

No, FaceApp Isn’t Sending All Your Photos to Russia, But It Shows Why Tech Companies Have a Very Real Trust Problem

A now deleted tweet by a developer triggered a number of blog posts and articles claiming that Russians were involved (FaceApp’s developers are based in Russia), and that the app was uploading your photos to servers in countries that you’d rather not like to see your data stored. This is a reminder how trust is […]

Why your App is no replacement for WhatsApp newsletters

The WhatsApp newsletter ban has huge impact on businesses. While some businesses will just abandon their WhatsApp audience, others will try to convert users into their apps. This might work for some users, but there are several reasons this might not work very well: Users value the WhatsApp newsletter style. It gives them quick access […]

Five reasons not to abandon your WhatsApp newsletter audience

After WhatsApp basically killed newsletter services, companies face a difficult situation in dealing with it. Some companies will just shrug and move on to another social media platform. However, your WhatsApp newsletter audience is special: they prefer a condensed info overview and value the direct access to information and services. Now simply abandoning your WhatsApp […]

Activity-Centric Computing Systems | August 2019 | Communications of the ACM

The Activity Centric Computing paradigm adresses information management challenges that at the core of the application centric computing paradigm. Activity-Centric Computing Systems from CACM on Vimeo. Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels Source: Activity-Centric Computing Systems | August 2019 | Communications of the ACM