Oh dear, this one does not sound good at all. Facebook wants to take the full control over your phone. This is why Facebook Phone will take care of all of your phone contacts and calls. Just the thing we need the most. How many hands and fingers Facebook has already? Everywhere you look, there is one.
Facebook plans to send money through our messages. Now, they are after our phone calls. Really, what is next? Are we already in the dangerous mutation zone? Can you recognize Facebook from the beginning of its story? Who or what is that thing called Facebook, which knocks at our door?
At the same time, Facebook has a project called the Internet.org, which is supposed to introduce the riches of the Internet for South America and Asia. But, there is a catch. You can use the Internet only and mainly for creating a Facebook account. Which reminds us hugely of the SkyNet scenario.
Honestly speaking, we thought that Google is the one to become the first SkyNet label holder. The next thing you know, Facebook jumps in. Maybe, Mark Zuckerberg has the time of his cyber life. Maybe, he has not yet figured it out that he is about to push the red line with this one a little bit too far.
Oh dear, just the thing we need the most and we cannot live without. Facebook allows you to send and/or receive money. We already have Apple Pay and Android Pay. Everywhere you look on the social networks and mobile platforms there will be money, raining money. Right? How lovely, indeed.
So, how is this Mark-Zuckerberg-sends-you-money thing is supposed to work? Well, all is in the Messenger’s capable app hands. First, you have to connect your credit card with your Facebook account. The next thing you know your money is gone. Your friends can like as much as they want once they get it.
So, what is wrong with this picture? Why this fully transparent bitter tone? You do not have to be a rocket scientist nor a Facebook addict to know that this social network has some serious security and privacy issues, do you? Just imagine what the introduction of numerous financial transactions will do.
We dare to say that hackers all over the world cannot believe their ears and eyes what is happening with the online payment systems in the cyber space. We are putting all eggs in one basket, and we hope that we will be lucky enough to avoid all cyber menaces. Good luck with this childish attitude.
The VR gold rush is on. All major players are here. Microsoft, Sony – Project Morpheus, Facebook – Oculus Rift, Google, and others. Have we missed someone? However, just like with any other groundbreaking IT concept, it is more than likely that the price itself is going to be a limiting factor.
Who could have thought that it is possible to join the Virtual Reality race from the underdog Kickstarter zone. Right? Nevertheless, this is exactly what happened to the busy little bees from the Impression Pi VR Project. They are simple. They are affordable, above all. What does it mean exactly for us?
Well, for what is worth, thanks to the Impression Pi you can have a decent taste of the VR in the privacy and comfort of your own home. For how much exactly? Let is say 260€, give it or take. The only drawback, as far as we are concerned, is the lack of a display. At the later stage this will be solved.
Yet, this additional pleasure will cost you an additional 100€. There has to be a way. So far, we have seen some very primitive and ridiculously simplified VR glasses. This is the early dawn of the VR revolution. So, hold your horses for a moment or two, will you? The best is still to come. Right?
If you are a hacker, what hurt the most, to be arrested or hacked, yourself? If you are a terrorist, what is more embarrassing, to fail or become a victim of a terrorist attack, you yourself? Well, this is exactly what happened with the so-called cyber jihadists division of the notorious Islamic State.
This may come as a surprise, but the jihadists have a social network of their own. It is called the Book of the Caliphate. Or, let us put this way, Facebook for jihadists. So, what happened with this specific social network? It was a victim of a sudden and a merciless cyber attack. Consequences?
The jihadists of the Islamic State were forced to search for a new cyber place to coordinate their attacks and promote their activities to the new potential followers. The Anonymous hacker’s group accepted the full responsibility for this attack. Why? This was supposed to be their “private” revenge.
What for? Allegedly, for the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. It would be literally priceless to hear first-hand what is the reaction of these cyber-jihadists. How does it feel to be able to taste your own medicine in the best possible way? There is some poetic justice in this one. Do not you think?
There is an aircraft called the Solar Impulse 2. This solar-plane has a great ambition. The plan is to go around the globe without a single drop of fuel. Actually, any kind of the conventional energy sources. The sun is all that you get, and the sun is all what you need to perform this task larger than life.
So, what are we going to use it for? We are not going to fly around the globe each day, are we? On the other side, you should be fully aware that quite a few cyber eyes watch and follow the Solar Impulse 2 with a great attention. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and even Amazon, now have airborne ideas.
Just imagine what this plane can do. The Solar Impulse can easily become the Internet Impulse. Right? All of these IT giants are eager to come up with a solution of ensuring the Internet access to the remote and undeveloped parts of our world in an efficient, but above all in a cheap way. Do you get it now?
We can only wish for some good weather and plenty of sunny days for the Solar Impulse 2. Maybe, we are witnessing the beginning of the true solar-energy-revolution. Who knows, maybe the next thing waiting in the line is a solar-car, which can solve our oil addiction problem, for good. Who knows.