I’ve loved the idea of folding gadgets ever since Arthur C. Clarke talked about flexible “SoftScreens” in books like, The Light of Other Days. A device that can be folded and crumpled without breaking? That’s my idea of the perfect gadget, and while the bendy Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X seem like they bring
1. Facebook won’t let you opt out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting
Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” their profile.
Security expert and academic Zeynep Tufekci said in a tweet: “Using security to further weaken privacy is a lousy move — especially since phone numbers can be hijacked to weaken security.”
Technology continues to play a critical role in the evolution of society, including the upheaval of consumer-facing industries. The internet, in particular, has been one of the modern era’s most transformative innovations. Connectivity is now the new normal.
In 2009, only 24% of the global population had access to the internet, according to Euromonitor International. Since then, the percentage of the global population that is connected has doubled, boosted in large part by mobile internet.