WhatsApp to stop working on thousands of phones

WhatsApp to stop working on thousands of phones

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

WhatsApp announced that from 1st February 2020, their messaging service will no longer work on millions of older devices that run on older operating systems. With over 1.5 billion smartphone users in 180 countries, sending 50 million messages per day, the update will have a big effect on a significant amount of iPhone and Android users. WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has stated that the change is to ensure that hackers will not be able to exploit gaps in the older software and steal personal...


Prankster Causes Google Traffic Jam

Prankster Causes Google Traffic Jam

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

An artist from Berlin has created a performance art piece called Google Maps Hack. Simon Weckert created a traffic jam on an empty road by using only a trolley filled with 99 smartphones. In an attempt to trick Google Maps into 'turning a green street red', Weckert hauled the cart around the empty streets of Berlin, with each phone running the Google Maps app. For those not familiar with the app, Google Maps is an app that helps to plan out your journey. It shows you where to avoid being stuck...


Concerns Over Clearview AI

Concerns Over Clearview AI

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

A US company hit the headlines early in February 2020 but for all the wrong reasons. Clearview AI, the company in question, is a controversial Artificial Intelligence (AI) facial recognition technology company. It appears that Clearview AI has taken over 3 billion images from social media sites such as Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube. Consequently, the images have been made available to law enforcement agencies that use facial recognition software. Clearview AI uses Artificial Intelligence...


The Latest On The NHS Covid-19 Tracking App

The Latest On The NHS Covid-19 Tracking App

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

NHS Covid-19 App The NHS will soon be releasing an App, named NHS Covd-19 , that is anticipated will help during the lifting of the lockdown restrictions. The App is currently being trialled on the Isle of Wight with expectations of it being rolled out across the UK by mid-June 2020. The aim of the App is to help trace anyone that has been in contact with someone showing symptoms of Covid-19, aka Coronavirus. The App is a digital tool based on a well-established manual method of controlling...