HELLO! Please excuse my almost a month of absence. It’s been a rollercoaster ride the past weeks.
Anyway, after all that brouhaha with Facebook dropping the ball on its users data privacy, I’ve noticed a barrage of websites and web services updating their terms of usage. Although I did not read each one of those changes but I can only surmise that these changes are in response to end users’ fears of their data being used for anything other than what is originally intended.
I guess at this point, my unsolicited advices will always be: one, completely read and understand those pop up notices you get on your screen when you just signed up for a service or what not. Don’t just blindly tap or click on the “Ok” button just because it’s there begging to be tapped or clicked. Two, know what you’re signing up for and if you feel that the service is asking for more than you’re comfortable with, adjust your privacy settings. Three, always use two-factor authentication whenever it’s available.
Moving forward, let me share with you a few tech news updates that you may find useful and relevant to you.
Grab, HirNa and Hype
We all know of the news that Uber just pulled out of the Philippines and (I think), as well, as the entire South East Asian region. And, as of late, Grab has been taking a lot of flak from users because of its expensive rates coupled with rude drivers.
Hopefully, with the entry of these two transport networking companies (TNC), there’ll be more options of the riding public and service quality levels will also jack up. Read more here.
Have you seen the movie? I hope so. Because I haven’t. Do you remember the game? I hope so. Because I do. Honestly though, there are several other retro games that need to be recreated as a movie. And hopefully, as close to the games as possible and not some re-imagining like what a guy did to a group of autonomous robots that we all loved.
Check out the slideshow here.
That’s it for now.
I’m off to a quick vacation and I’ll be back in time next week!