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What Do We Do About Cyberbullying?

What Do We Do About Cyberbullying?

So yesterday, I got a response from a Geek Choice blog follower. She included an article in which she wrote about one of the biggest ills facing this young generation (Gen-Z). That ill is cyberbullying. The article asks: What do we do about cyberbullying? First, she talks the differences between older people and young people today. Because back in our day, bullying was more in your face: playgrounds, classrooms, buses, playing in the neighborhood. I myself experienced this in my [...]

Will Smart Glasses Work This Time?

Will Smart Glasses Work This Time?

So we all remember the Google Glass flop from the early 2010s. They didn't look good. They were too expensive. Also, there was huge issues about privacy invasion. However, one company is giving this smart glass thing another go. Well smart glasses work this time? In Canada, about 65 miles west of Toronto, there is a IT service company they call North. Their main product is Focals. They look just like regular eyeglasses. Let's say you walk down the street [...]

AI Helpful or Annoying?

Is AI Helpful, Annoying or Both?

So while grocery shopping last week, I saw an AI robot cleaning floors, and serving as...ahem...'security'. Basically, that means it watched everything I do and bought. It was a strange experience, but not a shocking one. Then I read this article on Tech Crunch. So it made me thing. Is AI helpful, annoying, or both? The article gave a few examples. For instance, AI can now make your appointments, from dinner reservations to beauty salon to business meetings. The author [...]

What's Going On With Power Outages

What’s Going On With Power Outages?

So you know I try to keep this blog all about tech. But this one may be or not be. In a way it is. Because if power goes off, then how will you use your tech devices? What's going on with power outages? So first, let's talk about Target. It's one of America's largest retailers. . Saturday, at approximately 2pm Eastern Time, an power outage caused most target cash registers to stop working. That meant all shopping came to [...]

China's Facial Recognition Problem

China’s Facial Recognition Problem

So by now, we all know about the Hong Kong crisis. We also know communist China wants to further impose their will on free Hong Kong. But this shouldn't surprise anyone. China is neck deep in things like surveillance technology. Let's look at China's facial recognition problem. Yet a new report exposed China's government using more facial recognition on minority groups. It came out last week on Tech Crunch. They found a web browser without a password. Then, [...]

Is Huawei Dead?

So I know what some of you are going to say. Why are you talking about Huawei again? Because it's what so many in business and IT support talk about. In fact, someone posted a looming question. Is Huawei dead? So I just say a Yahoo podcast. They interviewed Chinese best selling author and economist Gordon Chang. Already, Huawei had to cancel their laptop debut, thanks to US restrictions and this US vs. China trade war. Huawei also wants Verizon [...]

US States vs. T-Mobile

US States vs. T-Mobile: What This Means

So Monday, I talked about a merger between two software data companies. But nobody's really raising Cain about that. However, this potential merger could effect everybody. And lots of people, from IT service to US senators are ticked off. It's US States vs. T-Mobile. So T-Mobile is the third largest phone company in the US. But they plan to purchase Sprint, the fourth largest phone company in the US. This merger will cost $26 billion, and many are not happy. [...]

Licence Plate Hack

Security Alert: Licence and Traveler Images Stolen

So according to the CPB (US Customs and Border Protection), a security breach took place on May 31. This data breach stole photos and car info that travel in and out of the US. This is a security alert: Licence and traveler images stolen. First, they sent the photo to a sub-contractor network. Then, the hackers used a cyber attack to steal them. They did not hit the CPB's networks during this breach. But they did compromise drivers licence [...]

Salesforce Buys Out Tableau

Salesforce Buys Out Tableau

So we have another major merger to talk about in the IT service world. It's been a while since the last big one. But in the 2019 world, you know one is coming, and it's now here. Salesforce buys out Tableau. Salesforce is a huge, major customer-manager software making firm based in San Francisco. Tableau is an interactive visual data software firm, located in Seattle. So the deal is this: Salesforce Buys out Tableau for 15.7 billion dollars. All [...]

Microsoft Tackles Facial Recognition Technology

Microsoft Tackles It’s Own Facial Recognition

So in the IT support world, few things are more controversial than facial recognition technology. Some say we need it for security. But many say it's a blatant privacy invasion. However, Microsoft tackles it's own facial recognition. They do so by wiping out it's MS Celeb database. So their database used to contain 10 million facial images of around 100,000 people. But not anymore. Because they're deleting these images even as I speak. Maybe Microsoft did this on their [...]

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