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Blockchain - Africa Rising
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Blockchain - Africa Rising

Apr 8, 2019

The world is undergoing technological development at an unprecedented and explosive pace. Considered the "Fourth Industrial Revolution," this exponential growth will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. These changes are further accelerated by the advent of blockchain technology and are perhaps most palpable on the African continent.

Targeted TV Ads Should Be Illegal
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Targeted TV Ads Should Be Illegal

Mar 14, 2019

Has the past decade of advertising innovation taught us nothing? Do we really need more devices tracking us and parsing us into ever-smaller quadrants of monetizable products? If you ask Vizio, the answer is abso-fucking-lutely. The TV manufacturing giant announced on Tuesday that it's joined forces with some of the...

Is the FBI's Fitness App a Cop?
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Is the FBI's Fitness App a Cop?

Sep 29, 2018

Getting into the FBI is not easy, as the agency's new "Do you have what it takes?" fitness app will happily tell you. The app, which was released in August 2018, walks users through the five legs of the fitness requirements former director James Comey re-implemented in 2015--daring them to achieve high scores on sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, a 300-meter dash, and a 1.5-mile run.

Okay, Facebook, You Win. I'm Done.
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Okay, Facebook, You Win. I'm Done.

Sep 28, 2018

Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had logged me off. At which point, my face fell onto my keyboard, drooling a bit from one side or the other. I've been dealing with bullshit from this company for years. I'm over it.