One of the featured apps was from startup Toopher. It uses location data to add better authentication for online logins and transactions on smartphones. Based on where data is accessed, logins can be flagged as suspect and blocked.
Well, Greenpeace is trying to change that conversation by protesting outside of Microsoft and Amazon’s headquarters because they assert that the electricity that powers those clouds is supplied by coal-burning plants. Ironically, Greenpeace handed out balloons made from Petroleum in addition to hanging giant banners that read “Amazon, Microsoft, How Clean is your Cloud?”
Co-founder, Alicia Gibb (pictured), describes the project as sharing documents that can help in building open source prototypes. “Open-source hardware is a way to share innovation. We publish all the files needed to improve, make derivatives, or re-manufacture the things built,” Gibb said.
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