Category: Telecoms

  • Choosing Signal over WhatsApp is about personal agency

    Reframing the WhatsApp privacy debate It is tempting to frame the discussion about WhatsApp’s privacy policy change that enables WhatsApp to share your profile data with Facebook (even though it’s been doing this for some time without being clear about this) as being about Facebook being able to read your WhatsApp messages. That interpretation is […]

  • Why I prefer to use Signal, and not WhatsApp

    What’s going on with WhatsApp? WhatsApp recently notified users that we will need to agree to changes to the WhatsApp privacy policy that enable Facebook to access our WhatsApp profile data, or we will need to stop using WhatsApp. This prompted a number of renewed calls for people to switch to alternatives such as Signal, […]

  • Google Wave 2.0?

    Google Wave 2.0?

    According to Ars Technica – Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven’t seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of “new unified communications app” that merges features from Gmail, […]

  • Dear @Afrihost, it’s time to part ways

    We’ve been in Israel for almost three years now and I think it’s safe to say we won’t require Afrihost’s services any longer. I decided it’s time to part ways with our former ISP and unsubscribe from Gian’s emails. I’m not sure he’s ready to let go, though.

  • Unpacking MTN’s misleading “uncapped” data bundle

    I stumbled across this story about MTN’s misleading “uncapped” data bundle offer and the more I read, the more frustrated I felt about MTN’s messaging about the service and confusion it causes.

  • Skype isn’t really down

    You probably noticed that Skype seemed to be offline today. It turns out that the service is only partially down.

  • Office bandwidth happiness this morning

    Now and then I still get a kick out of these little speed tests. It looks like our office has faster connectivity these days. Really enjoying our office bandwidth and considering most of my work is Web-based, it certainly makes it a lot easier to get my work done.

  • I decided to explore VoIP options a few years ago and I was fairly excited about Skype Numbers for a while and subscribed. That gave me a local landline number which, when called, connected the caller to me through Skype. In theory it is a great idea but I found that the latency on the calls […]