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Meta(verse): Strategie? Datenschutz?

»(Meta)verse – Marius und Gerrit diskutieren Meta und das Metaversum aka Metaverse« 2:29h waren Marius und Gerrit auf TikTok Live, um die aktuelle Entwicklung einzuordnen.


»Cryptotalk mit Marius und Gerrit: Blockchain, Coins, NFTs, DAOs, Metaverse« Und zwei Wochen zuvor waren Marius und Gerrit auch schon beim Metaverse – im Rahmen des Cryptotalks, der satte 2:41h auf die Uhr brachte.


»eicker.TVFacebook heißt jetzt Meta und baut am Metaver.se mit VR, AR, MR – Frisch aus dem Netz.« Kompakt in 24:54 – diesmal nur Minuten! – ging es auch schon in der letzten Woche um Meta und das Metaverse.


»MetaFacebook has always been unique amongst the Big 5 tech companies because it is the one company that does not have a monopoly-like moat in the market in which it competes; today it is also unique in that it is the only one of the five that is still founder-led. I don’t think that is a coincidence.«


»Facebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn’t. – The social network is scaling back facial recognition, but similar technology could show up in the metaverse. … In fact, Meta is already exploring ways to incorporate biometrics into its emerging metaverse business, which aims to build a virtual, internet-based simulation where people can interact as avatars. Meta is also keeping DeepFace, the sophisticated algorithm that powers its photo-tagging facial recognition feature.«


USA vs NSO, Candiru, PT und CSIC

»US sanctions four companies selling hacking tools, including NSO Group & Candiru – The US government has sanctioned today four companies that develop and sell spyware and other hacking tools, the US Department of Commerce announced today. – The four companies include Israel’s NSO Group and Candiru, Russian security firm Positive Technologies, and Singapore-based Computer Security Initiative Consultancy. – US officials said the four companies engaged in “activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” – Commerce officials said NSO Group and Candiru “developed and supplied spyware to foreign governments that used these tools to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.”«

The Record

Wie lang bleibt GitHub China offen?

»GitHub is China’s ‘last land of free speech’ – but for how long? – As Microsoft scales back the Chinese version of LinkedIn, developers worry the code repository could be next. … Microsoft has spent decades cultivating deep roots in the Chinese tech community. … In early October, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn announced it would scale back its Chinese version – a social network for which it had been praised in the carefulness of its setup – and strip it down to little more than a job search app. … The Chinese government has tried to reduce developers’ reliance on GitHub by championing a homegrown platform, Gitee

Rest of World

Immer noch: Gründerinnen-Nachteil

»Female founders smashed funding records in 2021 – but there’s still a widening gap – Companies started by women raised more money than ever, but are still undervalued compared to the rest of the startup market. – The pandemic took a toll on female founders in 2020: Funding to their companies fell 3% even in a bullish startup climate that saw overall venture funding rise by 16%.«