STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEVE BOOSTERS

Ughhhh! not again! I am not prepared for this! Why do i have to do this all over? Why can’t they just listen to me for once? All this and many others tend to build some stress in us, especially when it keeps re-occurring severally until it becomes nagging to the mind. This is what we encounter in our day to day activities. This has become the common spoken word “I am stressed out, somebooody saaave meee.” Stress has taken over the new definition of happiness and most have forgotten the feel of happiness and joy in their lives.

The other big monster that takes over us and makes us forget about our lives and happiness is the anxiety beast. It comes and at all times. Before that awaited interview, while waiting for your prom queen/king to appear or before taking a jump into the ocean for some scuba diving (well, never tried this out, but I hear how fearsome the first try is hard to get through).

No need to worry again. Here is your most awaited way to know how to deal with this. Most of us have been eaten up by this beast at one point or another. The truth is that the remedy has all been around you the whole time.

We often forget about fruits and vegetables when it comes to daily meals. We are taken over by the smells of some KFC Chicken or some of the cold-ice creams from Cold-stone, Dairyland name it all. You know, that stress or anxiety reliever that you must have around to beat around that beast “successfully.” They all seem to treat this but, all that they do is to play games around with our brains. They raise our confidence and emotions for a short-lived moment before having our minds kick-in the truth in the reality on what is happening.

You are now all wondering what then is this that has been around us and can help resolve this? Well, FRUITS and VEGETABLES it is. They have been tested and tried and found that the increase the wellness of the mind and boosts psychological well-being.

According to a study conducted, the study leader Dr. Tamlin Conner, of the department of Psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, they found that those given extra fruits and vegetables each day for 14 days experienced a boost in motivation and their psychological well-being.

 

 

According to research, a cup of vegetables is approximately one large red pepper and a cup of fruits is the approximately equal to half a grapefruit or a large orange.

The researchers concluded that, “Providing young adults with high-quality FV, not texting them reminders to eat more FV and giving them a voucher, resulted in improvements to their psychological well-being over a two-week period. This is the first study to show that providing high-quality FV to young adults can result in short-term improvements in vitality, flourishing, and motivation. Findings provide initial validation of a causal relationship between FV and well-being, suggesting that large-scale intervention studies are warranted.”

We can now say goodbye to the stress’s and anxiety and start taking up more fruits and vegetables. They not only increase our psychological well-being but they are also helpful in curing diseases as well.

 

 

 

 

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5 FAMOUS UNBELIEVABLE FACTS DISCOVERED ON APPLE

From building one of the multi-billion dollar and largest company names that ever existed and branding multiple company logos. This is one of the most valued fruits around and one can tell from its health benefits. It is the only fruit approved by all medical firms and companies as being the healer fruit. This even goes a long way to make others “doctors” by the use of the famous phrase’An apple a day takes the doctor away’. Many become “doctors” when they use that phrase. They went a long way to be included among the cancer healer fruits being within the berry family.  Apple holds a special place in everyone’s fruit corner and it is a must do for all of us. We just cannot refrain from picking a few from the grocery or whole food shops.

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However, there is so much hidden within this highly ‘exalted’ fruit that we all wish we knew of. They are the hidden apple secrets.

1. There are over 7000 different varieties of apples around the world.

Apples are grown in different parts of the world and they total up-to 7500 varieties having China and USA leading with US producing 2500 varieties. The varieties are many that it would day one 20 years to eat each of the varieties while eating one each day.

2. Apples we buy could be months old or a year old.

This is quite shocking, but there is no need to worry. They are totally safe for consumption. Farmers use a type of technology known as Controlled Atmosphere Storage which controls the atmosphere and the temperature of the storage location of apples enabling the apples get to you in their fresh state and make us believe they are directly from being picked from the farms.

3. Apples Brighten Teeth

This is amazing. The acid in the apples aid in whitening and brightening the teeth and also, the inside crispy and crunchy part is used to scrub away stains. However, it should be noted that apples are not a substitute to any form of toothpaste.

4. An apple lasts longer in a refrigerator than in room temperatures

Unlike most fruits, an apple stored under room temperature, tends to rot faster than one that is refrigerated. It actually ripens ten times faster than one stored in a fridge.

5. Apple accelerates the ripening of other fruits

Apples contain ethylene which is emitted as ethylene gas to increase the ripening speed of other fruits. It is advisable to include one apple in any bag containing unripe fruits to hasten their ripening speed.

Apple is the to go fruit at anytime. It serves multiple purposes from health, to being a quick snack and also a decorating object for other fruits in salads. Always remember to carry an apple with you wherever you go to kick the mid-morning hunger away. For those still around here is one unique fact that I cannot let you go before you know about it. Well, here it is, the shiny color found in apples is due to the wax applied to it after harvesting which also prevents bacteria and slows down its ripening.

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DNA NOW USED TO HACK COMPUTERS

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It is no longer just in SCI-FI movies or series where all sorts of unbelievable happenings took place. Things that remain unbelievable including using DNA to by-pass a computer’s pass codes in the investigative series. Well, this is not new to us. We have seen these happenings severally including going to the extent of looking at a person’s past events before death in Stitchers (your one unbelievable but interesting sci-fi series).

It is now a reality knocking and coming through. Research claims that now a DNA strand transcript with a malware can be used to infect computers and hack one’s way through the computer and get access to your details. This comes after a the University of Washington researchers say they successfully used custom strands of DNA to hack into computer, making this the first time for this to happen.

The DNA strands were encoded with a code which they said was to transmit the malware from biological to the technology scenes.

According to, Tadayoshi Kohno and Luis Ceze from the Paul G Allen school of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, they were able to remotely exploit and gain full control over the computer using the synthetic DNA. The DNA bases were read by a DNA sequencing equipment  which converted the molecular code into a computer code which had the ability to take over any computer that was connected to the DNA sequencer.

They stated that “The hack was only possible because of weakness in the DNA sequencing software, and only in this specific instance.” This therefore means that we should not have any cause of worry as it is not bound to happen anytime soon. “Note there is not present cause for alarm about the present-day threats. We have no evidence to believe that the security of DNA sequencing or DNA data in general is currently under attack”

Their research results was used to illustrate and bring to light the need for an enhanced security systems for computers and their users within all aspects of security including the DNA sequencing systems which are in use today.  This comes after the availability of an open-source sequencing software used by many labs for analysis of results. This not only portrays a need for more security within physical interactions of computers with humans but also a need for more cyber-security as the DNA sequences can easily be passed over the internet.

We all have to take caution, despite it not being a cause for concern in the near future. Well, we cannot still ignore it as technology gives us surprises after researchers having proved that it is possible to transfer data earlier on. Who knows whether within the next few months, that is the technique most hackers may be using. LET’S BE ALERT AND KEEP WATCH.

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FACEBOOK IS EATING AND BREAKING THE INTERNET ONCE AGAIN

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They never cease to stop amazing us with new inventions and items that the programmers at Mark Zuckeburg’s chamber have in store for each of us. They are ever releasing new features and inventions to keep us all in the look for what next they are about to release. They did it once again. They are introducing a new video option within its feeds and menu.

This comes aside from the common video platforms like: YouTube, Vidme and Vimeo which take the lead as some of the most popularized video viewing platforms. Well, this did not scare away Facebook from trying out its luck in the video arena also.

From tomorrow, Facebook is expected to begin rolling out the video option in some parts of US as its first part mission in integrating this new feature into its systems. Facebook aims to also make this new feature accessible to other parts of the world. They aim at making people get onto Facebook much longer, not only to view their normal news and socialize with family and friends but now to stick around watching their own programmed videos.

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Most of the videos will be programmed by Facebook itself and having some slots for a few others where, Facebook will be paying out 5% to the owners and the other 45% is retained by Facebook. However, it will also give out ad revenue to those who are publishing their own videos on their platform. Publishers also will be allowed breaks between their videos for adverts for those who want to generate an extra income from their episodes.

According to  Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckeberg, he says, “We believe it’s possible to rethink a lot of experiences through the lens of building community — including watching video. Watching a show doesn’t have to be passive . . . You’ll be able to chat and connect with people during an episode, and join groups with people who like the same shows afterwards to build community.”

A look at some of the videos they will be  are:

  • A&E’s “Bae or Bail:” – Reality TV game show where couples face their fears and see who runs
  • Gabby Bernstein – Motivational speaker and author answers fans’ life questions in live and recorded segments
  • Major League Baseball – The MLB will broadcast one game a week live on Facebook
  • Major League Baseball “12:25 Live” –  A comedic look at baseball with help from the fans
  • Mike Rowe – Rowe finds people who’ve done great things for their community and gives them a special experience in return
  • Nas Daily – Vlogger Nas (Correction: Not the rapper) makes videos with his biggest friends each day
  • Tastemade’s Kitchen Little – This cooking show sees kids watch a how-to recipe video, then instruct a pro chef how to make the dish with comedic results
  • All Def Digital’s “Inside the Office” – A look inside the office life at Russel Simmons’ hip-hop media empire

On the Facebook platform, users will be given multiple options to choose from on what video they want to watch. They will be displayed with a list to scroll through a number of shows and their various categories to choose from. Once a user opens an episode of a show, they will be able to see all details about the show and also have an option or a tab to join others watching the episode to have a live comment interaction with each other. This is a good move by Facebook as more people will be attracted more to the famous social media site having an edge over most other social sites. This is a bonus to them having almost hit a record of having 2 billion people using their site. With the income of the new watch option, thee will be no additional restrictions but all other standards set by Facebook will stand.

Am utterly amazed and awed by this new move by Facebook. Imagine after a whole tiring day, one can actually relax and watch one of their favorite episodes while having live interactions AMAAAZING with others also watching the same episode. This will be of help bringing those with similar interests together. The new feature by Facebook could soon be giving YouTube a run for its money with their new release.

Lets all enjoy the new feature.

 

 

 

 

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PASSWORD SECURITY GUIDELINES:THE HIDDEN TRUTH REVEALED

N3v3r m1^d, L1f3 Characters, letters and numbers mixed up all together is a common item for our eyes to see and for the brain to jumble about. This isn’t something new to us. We have used them severally with the believe that they are protecting our data and ensuring our privacy is intact. Y’all know by now what am referring to here , PASSWORDS. We have used them severally that it has become almost like a ritual for any site we visit. We expect it there. It began with email passwords and we adopted it until it is a “norm” for all sites.

For ensured security, guidelines were put in place to ensure that the passwords created were strong enough to prevent any behind the mask guy from accessing our details. This guidelines were compiled together by Bill Burr, a former manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

In 2003, Bill documented 8 pages with guidelines on the set standards for secure passwords which were referred to as NIST Special Publication 800-63 Appendix A. The guidelines he drafted came to remain the same ones used for ensuring strength of passwords in login portals, email accounts.

Years later when more research has been conducted on information security, having experts mention qualities of good passwords, Bill Burr told The Wall Street Journal, that he regrets setting those standards previously. 

Well, we can’t say that his was ignorance. No, I would say he did his best during that period considering he was not a security expert and there was little knowledge on internet security then. Actually, Bill should be applauded. This is because, his standards and guidelines are still the ones that have kept us secure years later despite cases of hacking into other’s accounts. 

Image credit: XKCD (published under a Creative Commons 2.5 license)

According to current research, good passwords are not ones with uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers but rather is a passphrase which is a combination of common words together which makes it hard for anyone to try and gain access to accounts. According to Micah Lee, The Intercept, he says that a good, strong password can be created using a dice. This is where a dice is randomly rolled five times and each time the outcome is tabled down. Once all five numbers are tabled down, one selects the number and word alongside the number they got from a list of dice chart. A user is to do that severally to form at least more than one worded passphrase like a four worded passphrase which will take a computer 550 years to guess.

Therefore, despite Bill’s apology on the oversight of the passwords guidelines previously, he still protected most of our content and data. Therefore, I accept his apology and I do not condemn his previous guidelines. As we well know, technology is a matter of trial and error before one completely gets it correct.

We can’t really tell whether also the dice method will become obsolete later on when hackers find ways of bypassing the many trials or worse, with new AI’s creating their own language who knows they might actually be the next preying eyes behind the masks on our gadgets.

However, luckily we also don’t have to remember passwords anymore with new technologies that are killing passwords such as: fingerprints, DNA passwords, iris scanners and face recognition softwares.

 Let embrace the new way of forming passwords and protect our data and privacy from the syping eyes that are hidden within the corners of our gadgets that are waiting to prey into our privacy.

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A REASON TO SMILE; GUARANTEED INTERNET SPEEDS WITH A NEW ERA OF 5G TECHNOLOGY

Hello there techies. What can be a much better gift to us other than fast internet speeds and fast download speeds with the evolving apps and sites that require much data? Well, I may say, I am one person who blames the speeds especially when it comes to downloading content.

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Well, we now all have a reason to smile as a new technology is about to sweep us off our feet with its great and improved capabilities. The new era of 5G is about to dawn on us. It is not expected to be in use anytime this year but is expected to have its landing around 2019-2020.

This comes after having a multitude of great experiences with the 3G and 4G technologies. We were all amazed especially at how fast 4G improved speeds by 5x compared to the previous 3G and increased also its latency effect. This, seemed like a very great improvement, however, the networking geeks did not stop at that. They have revolutionized this to bring up the 5G which also follows the newest mobile standards of IEEE 802.11ac and plays a crucial role in implementing the future where we no longer have www (world wide web) but where we have wwww (world wide wireless web).

The 5G technology is expected to have several features in its package some of them being:

  • Increased speeds of 1-10gbps which is an improvement from the previous 100mbps. Believe it or not but it is all happening. This only justifies more unbelievable happenings in the technology arena having AI’s creating their own AI’s, magical right!
  • Increased latency effect. This is the distance between the cause and the effect. This is now improved from the current 4G where communication was enhanced due to the reduced latency effect from the communication phone tower to a user’s phone to make and receive messages and calls.
  • Increased bandwidth. This is good news to our ears as it implies that we will be able to enjoy the luxury of faster downloads and ability to use more complex internet apps.

This new technology is keeping companies on their feet not to be left behind when the new technology will be deployed. Currently, Apple has been given a greenlight to have it test the 5G technology. This, however, will have to be done within a line of site. Frequency ranges of 27.5-28.35Ghz and 38.6-40Ghz have been requested for test procedures for use in upcoming iPhones. However, the 28Ghz spectrum is reserved for earth to satellite communications. Previous openings indicate that drones or satellites for Apple Maps improvements could be of potential use. Google and Facebook are also running their own tests on 5G.

Other companies are having a time-rush as they create and improve their applications and devices to meet the incoming 5G technology. This comes especially with the improvement in IoT and smart devices. Some of these companies are: Qualcomm, Samsung which are going the hardware way having Qualcomm create a 5G modem and Samsung creating a 5G home router. Nokia and Ericsson going the mobile way having Ericsson create the first 5G radio device.

Let’s all embrace the new 5G technology with open arms as we wait its deployment which will once all the network architectures have all been put into place. This will make access to the internet much faster, much more enjoyable considering we are in an era where we live online unlike previously where we lived offline doing everything manually.

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THE RISE OF KILLER ROBOTS WILL LEAVE HUMANS UTTERLY DEFENSELESS

Well, well, well, in this day and age, where all sort of things are happening in the world, corruption, lack of healthcare, war, terrorism name it all. The list is endless. We can never anticipate what will happen next or what invention will pop-up overnight.

With the invention of Artificial Intelligence, an integration between machine learning and deep learning, it has taken control of major industries. From the technology industry, Science and Engineering industries.  Recently, we had Google AI’s creating their own AI’s (unbelievable it is, but it did happen, robots created other robots). AI, has been called the next future. True to that, it is the next future of technology as it solves what man cannot do in minutes.

AI’s are proving to take over human’s capability and functions. They are surpassing what any ordinary human being can do. Their evolution is great but comes with its own disadvantages, including loss of employment as recently experienced by companies such as SoundCloud and Microsoft which laid off many of their employees, recently.

The AI’s have imitated most of man’s actions and behavior’s and this includes talking, teaching, and some go to the extent of imitating emotions. Recently, a robot “thought to itself” if I may say so, why can’t it go a step further and imitate the humans by committing suicide. This I can call as “The Robotic Suicide Mission.” (Very weird, right?)

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This robot, that decided to experiment with suicide was employed as a security robot at a Communications Agency in Washington DC. The robots are equipped with cameras to provide a more physical experience than your regular security (CCTV) camera.  According to the company marketers, they state that the robot is much better than human guards. They attest this to some of the features that the security robot has such as:

  • It never gets bored of what it does, unlike humans, we all agree that at one time or another we felt bored with whatever we were doing.
  • The robot understands its own environment and judge whether there is a problem around the area or not using a combination of video cameras, microphones, which when they detect something is wrong, it produces sounds like squeaking, whistling to make others alert, and it is expected to get better features with time like gun detection and to be taught through machine learning to learn and understand human movements.
  • It frees people from carrying out patrols around the area and it does not get attacked.
  • It recognizes forensic capabilities such as recording license plates as listed in the company’s website.

The K5 robot drove itself and into pool drowning which has led to its death. The robot has also had other misfortunes previously including, running over a 16-month-old toddler and hit the child’s head and the child fell but the robot continued to still hit the child, leaving the child with injuries on the leg and foot.

This comes a day after one of the people behind Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, came out and spoke out at the US National Governs Association meeting, about how AI could be a threat to human civilization where the AI’s will come to harm humans. He stated that he was referring to Artificial General Intelligence and not your used to AI’s such as Siri and Cortana. His statements, currently cannot be believed by many but some of truth in it can already be seen from the security robot and from a recently created Inspirobot that went crazy when it decided to generate weird and crazy posters instead of motivational posters.

We can speculate and say that the robot took this drastic measure trying to imitate humans as they say, the world has become a terrible place to live in. But ideally, this is not the right act for any human or robot. Speak out to others and let others hear and help you out in difficult situations. A time is coming when robots will take over and human beings may lose control resulting in many dangers to humans.

Like, share and comment your view on the future of AI’s and what you think about the robot’s suicidal mission.

Source: Independent

 

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THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

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Hello great ones. This is one of the great days ever in my blogging history that I have marked on my calendar. The day I have received my first nomination for a blogging award. I am very excited to be blessed with such an opportunity, one month down since I began blogging at the beginning of May 2017.

I began blogging because of my love of expressing my thoughts and with an aim of keeping up to date with the latest technology trends and as an inspiration to ladies to embrace themselves and involve themselves in industries which were previously referred to as male-dominated.

I was nominated for this award by Nifemi who is a health and fashion blogger. If you want to quit the junk food habit and be healthy while rocking that great sense of fashion, be sure to check out her awesome blog here: nyphewrites. Thank you Nifemi for the recognition.

The rules to the award are:

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules of the award.
  • Thank the person/blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog .
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Nominate bloggers
  • Share the link(s) to your best post(s)

What is Mystery Blogger Award?

Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. It is an award for bloggers whose blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. The award was created by Okoto Enigma, who turned her boredom and love for fashion and passion for writing into something productive. Thank you Okoto Enigma for the creation of such an awesome award. To check out her blog click here: Okoto Enigma

Three Things About Myself

  1. I am a feminist who likes to see the feminine gender thrive in all fields male-dominated or non-male dominated.
  2. I enjoy and love travelling to different places to explore new cultures and diversity in people’s way of living.
  3. I enjoy cooking and like trying out new recipes.

My Answers to Nifemi’s Questions

1. What is the silliest thing you have ever done?

Well, I wouldn’t say am much of a crazy person or a weirdo but the silliest thing i have ever done is trying to hide under some heap of sand and loosing my shoe while in my pre-primary school years while hiding during some hide and seek game. Very weird!

2. Where do you get your blogging inspiration from?

I get my blogging inspiration from evolving trends in the technology industry by trying to keep at pace with each new release or new event in any part of the industry.

3. What is your dream country?

Spain. The country is so pretty and it holds so much history in it.

4. Luxuries or Love?

Love. Love covers a multitude of aspects in life and with it you can live and build yourself from scratch at whichever point you’re at.

5. What’s your best read ever?

It has to be, BE ALL YOU CAN BE by JOHN C. MAXWELL. That is one book that kick-starts your day to become a successful one.

My Nominees

Sparsha Mishra: https://imaginateweb.wordpress.com

Bionic0101:https://bionic0101.blogspot.com

Debbie: https://thebookaholicvsglobe.wordpress.com

Bowelo XO:https://bowalexo.wordpress.com

Linda:https://oliveandclo.com.au

Jennifer Ravon:https://seasiainfotech.wordpress.com

Nana Adoma:https://girlfromghana.wordpress.com

Shawna:https://wholeheartyhappy.wordpress.com

Little Fears:https://littlefears.co.uk

Jessie:https://www.nerdybooklife.com

Mohamad Al Karbi:https://mohamadkarbi.com

Nick Kush:https://moviebabblereviews.com

My Questions to My Nominees

  1. What is the craziest/weirdest thing you would wish to do if given the chance to do it?
  2. What inspired you to begin blogging?
  3. What part of your life can you correct if given the chance to do so?
  4. Which is the most memorable moment of your life?
  5. Which is country would you say is the a must travel to country?

Links To My Best Posts

KICK IN THE HIDDEN TREASURE IN YOU

THE NEXT FUTURE

FACEBOOK INTRODUCES NEW FEATURES TO PREVENT PROFILE PICTURE THEFT

BEING FORGETFUL MAY MEAN YOUR BRAIN IS WORKING EFFECTIVELY

A BACKFIRE IN SILICON VALLEY AGAINST WOMEN HARASSMENT IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

This was a long read but I want to thank you for stopping by and taking time to read it. I was great and humbling being nominated for this award. I am sure you have learnt a few new things about this girl behind the updates in technology trends. Your comments will be highly appreciated.

Thank you for your time. Until we meet again, enjoy the current awesome things in tech as you await also for the release of the first car from Tesla to the market tomorrow, 7 July, 2017.

 

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A BACKFIRE IN SILICON VALLEY AGAINST WOMEN HARASSMENT IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

Women have been a center of molestation and bedevilment over the years. We have been viewed as inferior people within the human-race and as unworthy of being part of any great position or role within the society. Leading to being labelled with tags such as inferior, unable, unworthy, useless, name it all. This has led to some fields and industries classifying themselves as male industries, such as medical fields, technology fields and engineering fields. This has been aggravated by the male gender taking advantage of a female and denying them chances in these fields. Women applying for positions in such fields are accepted as a last option and women competing for the same leadership positions tend to be looked down upon because of their gender. This happens despite one being very good or a prowess in a certain matter.

Luckily as years go by, due to women empowerment, more women stand against such vices and succeed within the male-dominated industries.

Despite women empowerment and gender-equality rules being passed on in government constitutions, women still experience challenges. This is especially for those in the tech industry. Many women are still being sexually assaulted and abused by their fellow colleagues and bosses.

Most women tend to be sexually harassed as a price to getting promotions within their offices in the tech-industry, or in order for them to get employed at a certain company. They are mostly told that by their leaders and failure to which they end up not getting their rightfully acquired posts.

Recently, within Silicon Valley, the famous arena for developers and programmers, women have come out in large numbers to openly reveal their hidden cries which were caused by sexual harassment within their places of work. The turmoil over sexual harassment within Silicon Valley came to light on Monday after one of the prominent investors,  Dave McClure, resigned from the company. This came after a woman, Sarah Kunst, braved up and went on live to state and reveal to the New York Times about an unwarranted advance from Dave McClure, as she was applying for a job at the company.

The stand taken by Sarah Kunst, was a great one and one to be emulated by all other ladies in the industry and in any other field. After her act, Dave McClure, apologized saying that, “I’m a Creep. I’m Sorry,” which led him to resigning.

Other women came out to embrace their inner courage and speak out of having experienced similar acts from the same investor, Dave McClure. Other women also spoke out loudly on experiencing the same acts in other companies as well by other tech executives, including Marc Canter, a start-up adviser, whose suggestive messages to Wendy Dent, an executive with the start-up Cinemmerse, were reviewed by The Times.

Earlier on, Susan J. Fowler,spoke up on sexual harassment. Her account of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation at Uber led to internal investigations that spurred the resignation of Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, encouraged women who had been subjected to sexual harassment to speak up.

The various actions taken by these ladies should be a stepping stone for all ladies to speak up against sexual pervasiveness within the tech industry. Many women came out on twitter to stand for a sexual harassment free arena within the tech industry and to speak out against such vices. The posts encouraged women in the tech industry to speak up and not to allow themselves to be disrespected and humiliated by their fellow colleagues within the industry.

This should also act as a call to other women in other industries to also join in, and stand against sexual harassment in their various capacities.

Lets all, as ladies stand up and say no to sexual harassment in the tech industry and create an environment that is friendly for future generations to come.  SPEAK UP AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. For the men, stand for what is right, stand for your sisters, mothers, aunts, wives and nieces against molestation and sexual harassment.

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ENJOY AND EXPRESS YOURSELF FREELY ON INSTAGRAM WITHOUT WORRY OF NASTY AND OFFENSIVE COMMENTS

We all love doing something that we enjoy but what happens when we end up doing something that we do not enjoy? We get bored, put off and so on . We all use social media apps as a way to interact with others in the world by forming small communities of friends and probably, like-minded people and as a way to entertain ourselves.

Social media freedom has been on the rise to a point where the freedom becomes toxic and people end up abusing the freedom. On several occasions we are sure to bounce and land on some nasty comment on some random post within social media sites. This has led to the decrease in the energy and psyche to use this sites. There times when we have to be cautious of how we express ourselves to avoid getting some nasty and foul-mouthed comments.

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Instagram social media app is no exception among the major social media sites where freedom has been abused. This is where most of the vulgar, nasty , foul-mouthed (however, you would wish to express them) comments are found. Due to the fact that the Instagram social media app focuses mainly on sharing of photos and videos, it has risen to be the arena where, the worst offenders of such comments are found.

According to a statement written by Instagram’s CEO & Co-founder, Kevin Systrom, concerning their interaction and experience while using the Instagram social media app, he said, “Many of you have told us that toxic comments discourage you from enjoying Instagram and expressing yourself freely.” The good news is here. Finally, users can enjoy using the app without any worry of any unwarranted comment. Thanks to the introduction of an AI by Instagram to be used to tackle the issue.

The new AI, will be used to filter and block certain offensive comments on posts and live videos on the Instagram social media app.

The AI, will use Machine Learning, to spot offensive comments that Instagram previously was unable to spot. The new system put in place by Instagram yesterday, will use a system known as Deep Text which was developed by Facebook with an aim to combat terrorism within the social media app. The Deep Text which functions like human beings by mimic the way humans deduce the meaning of a word from the adjacent words surrounding a particular word, therefore, mimicking how languages work on the brain

With an aim of blocking offensive comments, users will be able to turn the filter on or off. To access the filter option, click the ellipsis (…) symbol on the settings menu from the profile section and then go to the comments. There you can turn the filter on or off as desired. However, despite the filter being there, users comments will appear as usual and users can still report offensive, vulgar and nasty comments.

Instagram will also use spam filters to make the Instagram social media app safe for users. The spam filter will look for a spam within the comments (the common spams such as follow me to get more followers or placing product links within the comment section). the spam filter will block all spams from users posts According to Wired, they stated that, “As with spam, the comments are rated based both on a semantic analysis of the text and factors such as the relationship between the commenters and the poster, as well as the commenter’s history. Something typed by someone you’ve never met is more likely to be graded poorly than something typed by a friend.”

The aim of the new improvements by Instagram is to safeguard self-expression as an important step in fostering more inclusive, kinder communities and help us as the users feel safer and more welcome on Instagram.

Source: Kevin Systrom CEO & Co-founder, Instagram

 

 

 

 

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