The Digital News of the Week

The Digital News of the Week

FindFace the new Russian app that can end privacy

It sounds as a gadget that a spy would use in one of those old movie cold war style but in Russia it’s reality. This app is so efficient that even the local government in Moscow approached the startup to use the app to fight criminality. If you want to try and can manage Russian the app is available on both iOS and Android. With a curacy of 70% it makes wonder what can happen if the app expands in other countries or for another use than face recognition on Russian social network Vkontakte profile pictures of their 200 million users. What we find shocking it’s how on the video demo they only use the face recognition app for women profiles….


Snapchat the next social media with a news feed algorithm?

Does this trend contagious ? After the so controversial new algorithm on Instagram that they are right now testing (please Instagram stop it!) Snapchat is in talk to see if they are not going to do the same thing. Knowing the social media has billions views on their videos each day you can imagine the big opportunity money-wise if they deploy a similar algorithm. For users it will be the same again we will have to swipe among unwanted “sponsored publications” and if you read this article there is no concern about users but only about how it will affect publishers. Milking the cow? Definitely!

The Snapchat Inc. application (app) is seen on an on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5s displayed for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Snapchat Inc. is raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google launches a new Messaging app Spaces

Not Google first attempt with Messaging apps. You surely know HangOuts and before that there was Google Talk and Google Wave. So what’s new with this one? You can makes groups based on interests and of course can message each others. It works on both desktop and mobile and it also has a Google Chrome extension. You can add people via email, social networks or instant message. Doesn’t sounds very different of any other messaging app would it be Slack’s real competitor? Time will tell us.


Social media the rebirth of News

If you all remember we mostly started to use social media to connect with family, friends and/or old classmates we had no ideas of their whereabouts. But we have naturally started to use social media in a different way. It is so common that we might have never noticed that now we simply use social media to know about the world. All big and little news websites are on Twitter or Facebook and we follow them. We might not use anymore the traditional way as newspaper or TV but we for sure keep ourselves up to date with news on social media.