The image on the left is of one of Google’s data centres. In the first part of this presentation I will be discussing some key topics that emerged at SXSW this year: The debate around our right to privacy Marketing security Encrypted messages and ephemeral communications Virtual currency
Beeple aka Mike Winkelman. &quot;The biggest thing that internet companies can do to protect their users is to put encryption on every page you visit.” – Snowden
A trend that is integral to the issue of data privacy is the emergence of both self-destructing messaging apps (Snapchat) and end-to-end encryption messaging apps (Wickr, Armortext, etc.) Parents will be motivated to discuss internet safety and privacy with them at an increasingly early age. Brands are flocking to Snapchat to push short-term messages to a large target audience. “While Snapchat is frequently described as a social-networking app, its utility is more akin to messaging services like WhatsApp and Japan-based Line. The point is to serve as a medium for private messaging between friends, not to be a diffuse social graph like Facebook or an interest graph like Twitter.” (Cotton Dello, Forbes)
Satoshi Nakamato is the P2P name for the creator(s) of Bitcoin (the system of virtual currency that trades in bitcoins). Bitcoin is a decentralized, anonymous electronic currency that first came into being in 2009. It&apos;s still not clear how far Bitcoin can go in establising itself in the mainstream economy, but there are quite a few large and small businesses accepting Bitcoin as a means to purchase goods and services. Why will the value be so high? Because the programme that produces Bitcoin will only create 21 million of them. At the moment 11 million have been discovered.
Vodafone Fakka – in Africa where mobile is king, loose change is a real problem, instead of change vendors give ‘fakka’ or mobile credit.