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

Summer Reads |

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 | Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Wie ersetzt man WhatsApp (from Facebook) Newsletter?

Die bevorstehende Umbennenung vom WhatsApp in WhatsApp from Facebook gibt die Richtung vor, in welche sich WhatsApp wohl in naher Zukunft entwicklen wird. Vieles deutet darauf hin, dass es eine gemeinsame Plattform geben wird. Über Änderungen an den AGBs und deren mögliche Auswirkungen kann nur spekuliert werden, aber es wird sicherlich Änderungen geben. Ein möglicher […]

How Digital Advertising Markets Really Work

How valuable is data for advertising? From the article: If a company that sells online ads can know what their readers are reading on other sites, then they can target the users based on that information when the user returns to their own site. For example, say Michael visits CNBC’s website in the mornings and […]

Introducing ACADRON

Our former SOLOMON colleague Özgün Algin has started his own ompany called ACADRON – 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 Ersatz mit Kostenkontrolle

Konfrontiert mit dem Ende von WhatsApp-Newslettern beginnen Unternehmen aktiv um Alternativen umzusehen. Das ist nicht ganz trivial, da WhatsApp-Newsletter bedingt durch die Marktmacht von WhatsApp ein enorm wertvolles Tool für die Kundenaktivierung waren. Die von WhatsApp angebotene Alternative ist kostenintensiv: pro Nachricht werden mehrere Cent verrechnet. Das summiert sich bei großen Newslettern mit mehreren tausend […]

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 […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings | The Guardian

Apple has positioned itself as company that respects the privacy of their users. However, as The Guardian reports, Apple’s contractors have access to a certain percentage of all Siri-recordings. They regularly listen to confidential conversations of users, like drug deals, discussions about medical details and to even people having sex. Source: Apple contractors ‘regularly hear […]