Factualities for April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Ah, data, big and small, are everywhere. Believe ’em or not:

5. Number of US airports with facial recognition systems. Source: Quartz

2. Number of towns in Kansas which gave Facebook-infused educational program an F. Source: New York Times

12,000. Number of factoids the UK government added to Alexa. Source: The Inquirer

10 percent. Percentage of Americans who do not use the Internet. Source: Pew Research Center

$2.7 billion. FBI’s calculation of the losses to cyber crime in 2018. Source: DarkReading

$30 million. Amount Apple spends for Amazon services. Source: Apple Insider

1 million. Number of robotaxis Elon Musk promises in 2020. Source: Engadget

48 percent. Percentage of Canadians who would be broke if they had to come up with more than $200. Source: BNN Bloomberg

90 minutes. Length of time it took The Weather Channel to recover rom a ransomeware attack. Source: ZDNet

33 percent. Percentage of companies using open source to reduce costs. Source: Enterprisers Project

23 million, Number of people in the US using 123456 as a password. Source: Slashdot

40 million. Number of cyber attacks on Ecuador since forcing Wikileaks’ founder out of the UK Ecuador embassy. Source: The Inquirer

28 percent. Number of US drivers who ignore the road due to mobile phone use. Source: CNet

50 percent. Amount of alcohol 10 percent of Australian drinkers imbibe. Source: Online Library Wiley

Stephen E Arnold, April 24, 2019






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