Argenis Ovalles

Argenis Ovalles is an Editorial Intern at Grit Daily. He currently writes at Vocal Media and Theater Pizzazz.

Zoom’s iOS App Update No Longer Sends Personal Data To Facebook

The software, Zoom, has recently seen an increase in usage as more and more companies urge their employees to work from home due to the current pandemic. One of the issues, as explained by Mashable, has always been the app’s privacy. This includes the video conference app sending the user’s data to Facebook. Nevertheless, Zoom’s iOS app was updated to stop sending personal to Facebook. This was best seen when Zoom stated in a blog post that: “We originally implemented...

Slack Pairs Up With Teams To Integrate Calling Feature.

Slack is in the process of integrating Microsoft Teams calling options as part of its group chat app. The merge between the tech companies would allow users to call each other. This will connect the gaps between the communications apps. According to The Verge, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said “we’re working on Teams integrations for calling feature.” In other words, it is definitely happening. Even though Slack has yet to explain how the feature will work, the company used last year to make...

Colleges Adopt A Pass Or Fail Grading System; Is It A Good Idea?

Amidst the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, universities across the nation are opting to drop grades. Instead, they are choosing to substitute the grading system with the pass or fail model. According to Bloomberg, this is all in part due to classes being moved online and students moving off-campus. This new model includes schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Columbia. Pass Or Fail Grading System. The Dean at Columbia Law School, Gillian Lester, mailed out a letter last Friday saying that...

UPenn Scientists Discovered 139 Minor Planets

A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found 139 minor planets, hovering the sun beyond Neptune. Known as the Trans-Neptunian Objects, the bodies orbit in the Kuiper belt, a region in the Solar System that goes beyond the eight major planets, according to Futurism. Mysterious Planets. The newest breakthrough could help astronomers to search for the mysterious Planet Nine, a hypothetical ninth planet in our Solar System that some believe to be the cause behind strange...

New Phishing Campaign Emerges as Hackers Use Fake HIV and COVID-19 Data

While the world suffers in the wake of an epidemic, hackers are sending big pharmaceutical companies fake HIV results and Coronavirus information that contaminate devices with malware, said an article on Buzzfeed. Considered phishing, the fake emails are fabricated to allegedly exploit the reputation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Phishing Trojans. For the uninitiated, phishing is the use of fake websites or softwares that pose as one company or organization in an attempt to...

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