All images © Hoàng Hoàng
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, graphic designer and illustrator Hoàng Hoàng merges science and art into a series of illustrations that mimic both insects in their natural habitats and those pinned in display cases for preservation. The Insect World Collection is comprised of varicolored stripes, semicircles, and other angular shapes that form multi-hued wings and rotund bodies. Set on pastel backgrounds, each arthropod features both Vietnamese and English translations of the insects’ common and scientific names. Head to Instagram and Behance to check out more of Hoàng’s geometric illustrations.
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YouTube said it would reduce the number of videos it recommends to users on its platform which spread false claims that 5G technology is linked to the coronavirus, The Guardian reported.
The company said it will remove videos that violate its policies. It may allow other conspiracy-themed content about 5G which doesn’t mention the coronavirus to remain on the site as “borderline content.” Those videos could be suppressed and removed from search results.
At least seven cell towers have been set on fire in the past week in the UK — four in the past 24 hours— after online conspiracy theories have inaccurately claimed a link between the cell towers and the coronavirus pandemic. One of the towers set on fire wasn’t even a 5G mast.
A YouTube spokesperson told The Guardian it has “clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment,” adding that it had started “reducing recommendations of borderline content such as conspiracy theories related to 5G and coronavirus, that could misinform users in harmful ways.”
Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that despite the company’s recent security problems, its “intentions are good.”
“We moved too fast... and we had some missteps,” Yuan said in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter. “We’ve learned our lessons and we’ve taken a step back to focus on privacy and security.”
Looks like the Zoom CEO is using one of Zoom's virtual background -- it says "We Care" pic.twitter.com/ParlTfMiod— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) April 5, 2020
Yuan earlier told the Wall Street Journal that he “really messed up as CEO” and that he felt “an obligation to win the users’ trust back.”
Yuan’s mea culpae follow a tumultuous few weeks for the videoconferencing platform. Zoom has seen its usage increase dramatically as people confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic have used it to stay in contact and conduct work and school. Yuan said in an April 1st blog post that the company reached 200 million daily meeting participants in March, up from 10 million in December.
Zoom has been the target of harassment, known as Zoombombing, where unwanted guests invade a meeting. And it’s been riddled with security issues, to the point that the company announced April 2nd it was pausing feature updates for 90 days to focus on privacy and security,
But security concerns about Zoom have compelled some school districts, including New York City, to ban the video conferencing platform for online classes, the Washington Post reported. The New York City Department of Education told teachers they should not use Zoom and conduct classes using rival service Microsoft Teams, according to the Post.
“We are still in the process of working together with them,” Yuan said Sunday of the New York school system, adding “We want Zoom to be a privacy-and security-first company.”