Archive for July 2022

No, TikTok isn’t the enemy of journalism, it’s a new way of reaching people

TikTok has become a world phenomenon! It’s surpassing other social media in global internet traffic and becoming more accessed than Google, Gmail, and Google Maps. Shira Ovide, in the New York Times, reported that “TikTok might be rewiring entertainment, giving the next generation of activists new ways to tell stories and challenging the global internet […]

<strong>Why rescind the doctrine’s protest greeted the Pope in Canada</strong>

Why rescind the doctrine’s protest greeted the Pope in Canada

On Thursday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at a national shrine in Canada and witnessed direct requests from Indigenous peoples. The indigenous people demanded to rescind the papal decree that underpins the “Doctrine of Discovery” and remove theories that legalized the colonial-period Native lands seizure and created the basis of today’s property law. Before the Mass […]

<strong>FTC. sues Meta to block its Virtual Reality deal as it tackles other giant techs</strong>

FTC. sues Meta to block its Virtual Reality deal as it tackles other giant techs

On Wednesday, the F.T.C. (Federal Trade Commission) filed an injunction to block Meta from purchasing a virtual reality firm called Within. The lawsuit is potentially restricting Meta’s push into Metaverse and signaling a change in the agency’s approach to tech deals. The company revealed last year that it’s buying Within for an undisclosed fee. Within […]

How malicious IIS extension is becoming popular among cyber-criminals for persistent access

Microsoft says many threat actors are now abusing IIS (Internet Information Services) extensions to backdoor servers to create a “durable persistence mechanism.” This comes as the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team warns that “IIS backdoors are harder to detect since they mostly reside in the same directories as legitimate modules used by target applications, and […]

The US Stocks fall after Walmart’s profit warning, as it drags down other retail names.

On Tuesday, the US stocks fell after Walmart cut its earnings forecast. This sends other retail shares lower while causing concern that consumer spending may not be sufficient enough to put the US out of recession. Walmart agrees it has cut its quarterly and yearly profit estimates on Monday due to increasing food inflation, alarming […]

Renting Finders gets off with €700k to enhance its European growth

Renting Finders, a Madrid-based startup, has zoomed off with €700k in a new funding round. It designed a digital platform for car renting by making it more cost-effective and easier for users.  The company, which houses the Iberian car rental marketplace, permits many people to hire vehicles. Car renting is becoming popular because of its […]

Opinion: The future of space exploration may belong to robots and billionaires

There was this awakening when Lord Martin Rees said that the space agencies in the world should remove plans to send astronauts to Mars and the moon and leave them to robots and billionaires who could privately risk and fund such adventures.  For onlookers, this sounds different. However, does the statement mean that the space […]

EU sues the UK again over Northern Ireland protocol

On Friday, the EU commission launched four new legal procedures against the UK after the British House of Commons approved a bill to scrap some regulations ruling post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. The commission revealed that Britain’s unwillingness to involve in a meaningful discussion on the protocol ruling the trading arrangements plus its lower […]

Vatican insists they’re gifts as Indigenous groups want their collections back

The Vatican Museums house some great artworks globally, from ancient Egyptian antiquities to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and papal chariots. However, one of its least-visited collections has become most contested before Pope’s travel to Canada. Anima Mundi Ethnological, the contested collection, is situated close to the food court and near the major exit, with thousands of […]

Denmark bans Google services in schools.

Denmark is effectively banning Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools because of data transfer risks after the Helsingør municipality officials were ordered to execute a risk assessment concerning Google’s processing of personal data. The action comes after heavy criticism from Denmark’s Helsingør municipality against Google’s use of Workspace and Chromebooks for school aims. Datatilsynet Denmark’s […]