Technology News 2018: Sierra Leone Mixup, Facebook & Uber Updates

Descripto #4. Technology audio podcast & article

Observing the most interesting technology news 2018 from all over the world. Tragic incidents, revealed election mix-ups and more in the fourth Descripto digest. Enjoy the free podcast or use the text version below.

1. An autonomous Uber test SUV was involved in a fatal collision.

So what? The vehicle was in autonomous mode, but there was a driver in it. People shouldn’t rely on vehicles too much.

2. Facebook is under the fire.

In 2015, data firm got access to information about thousands of the social network’s members and used it for the Trump campaign in 2016.

So what? Mark Zuckerberg apologized and said, «We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you». So does Facebook deserves to serve us? Does Donald Tramp deserve it?

3. National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone‏ explained that…

…for elections in the country were used an in-house database, which developed on C++, runs on MS SQL and does not use blockchain in any way.

So what? Here comes a time when we desperately need the solution to the fake news problem.

4. G20: cryptocurrencies are not currencies, but assets and need more regulation

So what? G20 calls for cryptocurrency Regulation Recommendations already by July 2018.

5. CB Insights analyzed 100 startups

They named the most common reason of their fail. Here’s top-3: no market need, ran out of cash, not the right team.

So what? 42 percent of the startups do not know the market. What a mess!

6. Researchers in Germany conducted a thorough quantitative and qualitative analysis of content on Bitcoin’s blockchain

Among the content were revealed files with links to child pornography.

So what? What gets into the blockchain, stays in the blockchain. Future blockchain designs should be protected from such data insertion.

Technology News 2018: The End

That is all we wanted to tell. Follow the traffic rules and use blockchain for the honorable purposes!

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