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ARTELABS: WhatsApp warns users about updating its terms and privacy policy

WhatsApp updating terms and privacy policy from 15 May 2021

WhatsApp is "updating its terms and privacy policy". What does the notice you received mean? The first communication arrived beginning of January 2021 on all users' devices. By clicking "I accept" gives users give the green light to the new terms of use, applicable from Monday 15 May 2021. A notice has appeared on the WhatsApp accounts of about two billion users worldwide entitled "WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy policy", it is nothing more than the platform's way of asking subscribers to accept the new terms of use. No surprises, the entire update will revolve around the impossibility for users to refuse to...
About World Digital Totalitarianism (Dictatorship 3.0)

About World Digital Totalitarianism (Dictatorship 3.0)

ALL UNDER SURVEILLANCE: 7 BILLION SUSPECTS This is the title of the documentary published on the Swiss TV RTS on digital totalitarianism and artificial intelligence the 11.03.2020. Of course the stakes and interests are political and financial, but I am rather interested in the technological aspect of privacy and human tagging. I take this opportunity to give my personal opinion, especially on mass video surveillance. These regulations (if present and if applied) are quite different in Europe than in China or in the US. But the issues are the same. Those who have the power to decide make the law (Governments and Big Technology Companies). Since the...
ARTELABS: China Integrated Engineering

China Integrated wishes health and prosperity for 2021

Mongolia : Economic hardship alleviated by German funding Very Dear Business Partner, 2020 was a difficult year for everyone. It was even more so for Mongolia whose public health system is not robust enough to deal with an epidemic. As a result Mongolians had to isolate themselves from the rest of the world through complete border closing from the end of March. The number of Covid-19 cases is still very low, less than 1’200 cases recorded as we are writing, and a first death registered on the 29th of December. But this good result has come at very high economic costs. Lockdowns, low...
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Press Release: Join Venture ARTELABS and DIGI.SWISS

Geneva, July 1, 2020 ARTELABS, the Swiss-based provider of secure internet services and DIGI.SWISS SA, a technology-driven accounting and tax services company, announce a collaboration to offer companies a range of predominantly Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. The two parties bring together their respective expertise in deploying secure hosting environments, based in Switzerland, with needs analysis and project deployment to the benefit of customers looking to modernize their internal and external processes. John Skjevesland, Chairman of DIGI.SWISS, explained “This partnership allows DIGI.SWISS to offer the services of a trusted Swiss-based hosting provider to our customers based...

20 Open-Source Tools for Web Dev & Design 2019-2021

Creating a website is not as easy as it seems, even if you use the CMS WordPress Interface with the Gutenberg Block Editor for example. Of course if you don't care about coding, functionalities, SEO, etc., many online site builders that offer limited options and bad auto generated code, can ba available for free (see our article "About cheap or free on-line site builder"). DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING: What are the REAL challenges? A professional design and development project require multiple resources, a lot of time, patience, concentration and, above all, pre-established specifications (clients user-end requirements, a workflow, a business model, etc.) if not the project...

About cheap or free on-line site builder

THE TRAP OF ONLINE PIPEWORK If you don’t need a fully customised / corporate /  website you may use an online attractive site builder by using ready-to-use templates. Of course, with a lot of marketing and advertising, you may find simple turn-key solutions (in which, as a senior developer, I don’t believe) such as: It’s time to end bad websites, once and for all. Let’s take a look at how clients and developers perpetrate this trend of low-quality websites and pinpoint new design and development standards that will help end this vicious cycle of “all-surface-no-substance” sites. These very low cost solutions...
ARTELABS: Swiss Quality