Things are moving at a rapid pace online. And each week, or month, there is always something coming up that will astound you and possibly change the way we live, do business or interact with one another.
So this post is dedicated to highlighting some of those things for you. Maybe you are aware of them, or maybe not, but I am sure there will be some surprises in there for you, no matter what.
The new iPhone Encryption
With the NSA reading everything we write, Apple has decided to take the law into their own hands with the new iPhone 6.
They have come up with a unique encryption system where each phone is it’s own key and algorithm in a way where Apple cannot help law enforcement crack a code, even if they wanted.
This of course may stop some agencies from seeing what people have been doing on their phones, but whether it seriously stops the NSA with all their super computing power, it is hard to say.
Whatever the case may be, it seems the manufacturers are paying attention to our security concerns and putting some great new tech in our hands to help allay those fears.
Are you Active on Social Media?
There is always a new social media site coming up and trying to disrupt the current status quo. And with Facebook being of the kind that is almost too big to fail, it was only a matter of time before someone came along to disrupt.
Enter Ello, they are trying to knock Facebook off their perch. But how is Ello different, or different enough to make that kind of claim.
Well, as you might have noticed in the last few months or years, Facebook is starting to monetize. Just like Google did, and is now the biggest advertiser in the world, at least online.
Facebook offer amazing advertising power to the online marketer, but at the expense of your data. You might not be identified personally, but Facebook knows a lot about you and uses that to advertise to you.
So how can Ello help? If you want to hear what BeatBeat has to say:
a grandiose cry for social networking that empowers people, and against social networks that lie, manipulate you and treat you like a product.
And according to it’s creator Mr. Budnitz
Ello doesn’t mine or sell data or have ads, so we invite people to be who they want to be on Ello
So far it is appealing to the tech and artistic communities and it’s design is certainly centered around those kinds of people. But the requests to get on board are skyrocketing, at a time when people are getting a bit fed up with Facebook. Whether it reaches a critical mass and takes on a life of it’s own – only time will tell.
Google Glass is Fighting Crime
Minority Report is becoming a reality, at least is a small sense. Police in Dubai, an emirate that used to have a lot of money, has been investing a little amount of cash lately.
Previously is was Lamborghinis as pursuit vehicles, now they are adding Google Glass to the mix, to help with facial recognition and fighting their somewhat low crime rate.
Although they are perhaps one of the first, they certainly are the tip of the iceberg. Crime fighters beware.
That is all folks
That is all for this weeks craziness on the interwebs. I hope you learned a thing or two about how tech and the internet are changing at a rapid page and affecting our lives, slowly but surely.
As usual, if you have something to contribute, be sure to let us know in the comments below.