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 […]

Summer Reads | Edge.org

This year’s EDGE.ORG summer reading tips, consisting of the published books by members of the Edge community in the past year or so. Check it out! Source: Summer Reads | Edge.org Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

How to replace WhatsApp (from Facebook) Newsletters?

The upcoming renaming of WhatsApp in WhatsApp from Facebook sets the tone for the near future of  WhatsApp. There are many indications that there will be a common platform with Facebook. Changes to the terms and conditions and their possible effects can only be speculated, but there will certainly be changes. A taste of changes […]

Introducing ACADRON

Our former SOLOMON colleague Özgün Algin has started his own ompany called ACADRON – https://www.acadron.com The focus of ACADRON is project consulting and the management of innovative research and development projects. They have a network of innovative SMEs and industrial companies with strong R&D capabilities in the Information and Communication Technologies field. The company’s portfolio […]

WhatsApp Newsletter Replacement with Cost Control

Faced with the end of WhatsApp newsletters, companies are actively starting to look for alternatives. This is not trivial, because WhatsApp newsletters were a tremendously valuable tool for customer engagement due to WhatsApp’s market power. The alternative offered by WhatsApp is costly: per message several cents are charged. That adds up very quickly for large […]

What Western media got wrong about China’s social credit system | Public Radio International

A nuanced look on China’s social credit system. While some of the reports in western media were exaggerated, the overall outlook to acutally implement a centralized Orwellian-like surveillance system is nevertheless grim. Currently, the internet is highly censored, cell phone numbers and online activity are assigned a unique ID number which is tied to a […]