RT @VisaKenya
It’s the little things, like the simple joy of getting all your essentials at the touch of a button. Shop for groceries from @naivas_kenya or make an order on Glovo express on the Glovo app, spend Ksh.1,500 or more, pay with your Visa card & enjoy free delivery on your next order

Awesome to see this awesome tech becoming more widely available!
Ex-Uber software engineers raise $3M for Sperta, a 6-month-old startup that wants to help fintechs better manage fraud risk | TechCrunch
techcrunch.com/2021/12/16/ex-u

Our Slack definitely had some issues today...
If your favorite site or app is down right now, this is why • The Register
theregister.com/2021/09/30/let

Lastly, if you truly care about keeping your chats private, roll your own server or, more realistically, use .

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As someone working in fraud prevention, the details here are interesting - especially as it's a pretty standard approach.

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Before anyone says "WhatsApp can read your messages", please understand the details here: "WhatsApp reviewers gain access to private content when users hit the “report” button on the app, identifying a message as allegedly violating the platform’s terms of service. This forwards five messages — the allegedly offending one along with the four previous ones in the exchange, including any images or videos — to WhatsApp in unscrambled form, according to former WhatsApp engineers and moderators."

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A lengthy yet fascinating and well researched piece on how private conversations truly are. Even though it's based on the Whisper protocol, has found ways to read some reported messages and is making the most of the unencrypted metadata. propublica.org/article/how-fac

A great read. I wonder of they'll ever get it right.

A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps – Ars Technica
arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

I find it baffling that people think they can open a discussion on LinkedIn when this is clearly a copy / pasted message AND they get the name wrong. Clearly not someone I would want to engage with.

If you can't find your favorite Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution available in the Microsoft Store, a new program called EasyWSL can convert almost any Linux Docker image into a WSL distro.
EasyWSL turns Linux docker images into a Windows 10 WSL distro.

bleepingcomputer.com/news/micr

The latest version of the thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS is here. elementary OS 6 empowers you to be in control and express yourself, continues to innovate with new features, and is both easier to get and more inclusive. blog.elementary.io/elementary-

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