Huawei Founder Says Company is not Sharing Users’ Data
Huawei founder says that his company would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about their customers. After meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei’s headquarters, Ren Zhengfei addressed concerns about the company’s security risks. After being asked how Huawei Technology would respond if the Chinese government asked for the confidential information about foreign Huawei customers, Ren said:
“we would definitely say no to such a request.”
Among many countries, Australia, Japan, and the United States have imposed curbs on the use of any type of Huawei technology over their concerns that there is a security risk for foreign customers. At Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, Ren said:
“When it comes to cybersecurity and privacy protection we are committed to be sided with our customers. We will never harm any nation or any individual.”
The CEO and founder of Huawei is a former soldier in the People’s Liberation Army and he is currently a member of the Communist Party. However, he insists that his longtime affiliation with China’s authoritarian party would never affect his ability and duty to fight the same government if they would request users’ data. In a rare appearance, Ren praised President Donald Trump and called him a “great president.” Ren said:
“For President Trump as a person, I still believe he is a great president. In the sense that he was bold to slash taxes. And I think that’s conducive for the development of industries in the United States.”
It’s interesting that security risks were raised initially by the US government, which warned that the company could allow the Chinese government to have access to all their users’ data.
3D Technology is Revolutionizing Face Translation
A face transplant is a demanding procedure which includes replacing the disfigured face of one person with the undamaged face of a recently deceased person.
Eduardo Rodriguez, plastic surgeon and face transplant specialist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York stated that this surgery is a way to give patients “a second chance at life.” Without a new face, patients would have great difficulty speaking, eating, swallowing and expressing themselves.
The first successful face transplant surgery was performed by a physician in France, in 2005. Since 2005, only 40 such surgeries have been performed around the world. While from 40 surgeries, Eduardo Rodriguez performed three.
It’s proven that face transplants are the most ideal setting to combine medicine with 3D printing and imagining. During the face transplant surgery, everything from planning to printing tools and aligning the face relies on the latest medical technology which is based on 3D printing.
Facial transplants often included replacement of teeth, roof, and floor of the mouth, tongue, cheeks, nose, cheeks, nasal passage and eyelids. Depending on the damage to one’s face, the transplant can include some or all replacements.
With the digital 3D model, a surgeon can establish what needs to be removed and what needs to be attached to someone’s face.
Technology Use Explains 0.4% of Teenagers’ Wellbeing
Researchers from the University of Oxford conducted a study to determine a relationship between technology use and teenagers’ mental health. They examined data from over 300 000 teenagers and parents in the US and UK.
According to the results, only 0.40% of teenagers’ wellbeing can be related to screen time. The findings of the study have been published in Nature Human Behavior.
Professor Andrew Przybylski, the lead researcher and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford said:
“Our findings demonstrate that screen use itself has at most a tiny association with youth mental health. The 0.4% contribution of screen use on young people’s mental health needs to be put in context for parents and policymakers. Within the same dataset, we were able to demonstrate that including potatoes in your diet showed a similar association with adolescent wellbeing. Wearing corrective lenses had an even worse association.”
On the other hand, smoking marijuana and being bullied had 2.7 times more and 4.3 times more negative association with teenagers’ mental health than screen time. Also, activities such as lack of sleep or not eating breakfast had a much stronger association with wellbeing than technology use.