Global Tech

FACE OFF

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/03/2021 - 21:21
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Facebook is a worldwide online social media and global networking service owned by Facebook, but I am over and out of there.

The CBS New Program  60 Minutes says Facebook puts profit over safety and amplifies the worst of human nature.

The platform also owns #Instagram and #WhatsApp, to get messaging and calling for free, available on phones all over the world.

The case for deleting our Facebook account has grown stronger each and every day, so for me, the time came and I went away.

A Time For TikTok
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ub Tue, 09/28/2021 - 03:38

TikTok is celebrating 1 billion users. That's right, the world now goes there to be entertained, to laugh, and make discoveries.

TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-sharing-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The popular platform hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes. 

BS SPACE RACE
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ub Sat, 07/10/2021 - 04:14

Why does a billionaire space race have Branson and Bezos competing on spending millions on being first in outer space?

And why call it historic? This is not the first time billionaires burned through gobs of money and resources to accomplish something a monkey did 72 years ago. Wake up and face reality, folks.

Remote Learning

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 14:31
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As an English-Language learner and multilingual student like yours truly, I am here to say it's OKAY and you have rights.

High Tech Miami Wise
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ub Wed, 04/28/2021 - 16:28

Francis Xavier Suarez is a Cuban-American attorney and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017, and has made a name for himself within various circles.

Welcome to #CAFECITO #Coffee with Miami Mayor Suarez, who wants to turn this Gateway to the Americas into an East-coast Tech Hub. #MiamiWise

#FrancisSuarez City of Miami Mayor & Commission made a name for himself by rejecting the #Trump vision and is now yearning for a GOP less focused on divisive politics and more grounded in solutions.

Know Your Risks
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ub Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:02

Whenever anyone utilizes technology they must now the risks involved. No form of electronic communication can be considered 100 percent safe from any and all observers. Make sure you have a plan about what you'll do if the wrong person finds out you made contact as a whistleblower.

Do not contact anyone from your work computer or phone. Your bosses can track your use of these devices. The same goes for your personal mobile phone if you've ever installed apps from your employer even if you later uninstalled them.

Financial Markets Commentary

It was an event a year ago that presaged the biggest story of 2017’s fourth quarter. In October 2016, Australia’s Brighann Cotton sold 88 bales of cotton from their Texas affiliate to a client in China. It wasn’t carried out in a routine way by obtaining letters of credit from the relevant
banks in each country. That process has become prohibitively complex for all but the largest corporations who have their financing denied more often than not. Recently established international banking regulations require the banks issuing those letters to carry more of the risk

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Global Extinction ub Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:22

Massive extinctions have taken place for millions of years, so long ago that life had time to start again from zero, leaving behind creatures that were lost forever in the transformations suffered by a young, inexpert and changing.

We are the most efficient agent of a phenomenon which is as old as life itself: the extinction of species. But we are becoming so efficient in our role as destroyers that, as we begin to understand the interdependent mechanisms of life on earth, we are realizing that perhaps our own activities could end up leading our species along the road to extinction.

Washed Away?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:04

Our Coast, Our Future is a collaborative, user-driven project focused on providing coastal California resource and land use managers and planners locally relevant, online maps and tools to help understand, visualize, and anticipate vulnerabilities to sea level rise and storms.

The group has mapped what a rise in sea levels would do to the Bay area and it appears the locations of several of the world’s largest and most popular tech companies will wind up underwater because they have been built way too close to the coast.

http://data.prbo.org/apps/ocof/index.php?page=flood-map