Jiddat Web Desk ::FaceApp has recently gone viral on social media, an app created to apply age filter to images and faces which makes them look older than their original age. The popularity of FaceApp has increased significantly when world-renowned celebrities started using it.
However, there are serious concerns for data and privacy which many of the users have overlooked. According to Uberfacts, the App now has access to more than 150 million people and faces, and the user agreement of the company allows it to get hands-on the ownership of perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free license to do any with the data.
Now the tech companies and apps like FaceApp intelligently collect data with user consent and the majority of users do not know what they are doing, it’s all about data in this information age.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Pakistan Motorway Police’s driving license might be soon valid in UAE. Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are pondering on granting permission to the use driver’s licenses issued by Pak Motorways Police in the UAE.
The discussion would be held between the officials of the two countries for discussing over this plan and they would then submit their own recommendations to their particular governments.
A meeting was held in this regard between the Federal Minister for Communications and postal services, Murad Saeed and Hammad Obaid Ibrahimi Al Zaabi, the UAE ambassador.
The ambassador of the UAE lauded the policies of the government. The VIP’s agreed to send a team of the Ministry of Communities and Motorways Police to visit UAE and check whether the licenses issued there are applicable or not.
The minister also told the VIP’s regarding the Motorway Police Driving License Authority and also the measures that could contribute to innovating the plan. It is clarified through an official statement that the officials of UAE and the Communications Ministry would work together to make the license valid and applicable.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Toyota, the leading Japanese automaker in Pakistan is working on a Corolla XLI and GLI replacement. Indus Motor Company (IMC) will be launching 1,300cc Toyota Yaris by the end of 2019 or early 2020, as per the reports.
Already Toyota is working to manufacture parts for Toyota Yaris, as per the vendors. The production of the vehicle has already started. The reports suggest that Toyota will not be launching Vios, however, Yaris will hit the Pakistani market in six to eight months’ time. Both Yaris and Vios are alike in terms of their dimensions, suspension, and other features. The interior of both vehicles is also quite similar. The vendors said that they are planning to provide parts to IMC by either November or December 2019. The aim is to launch Toyota Yaris by January or February 2020.
One of the vendors, on condition of anonymity, revealed that the ‘vendors have already started parts development of Yaris. Earlier we informed our readers that two biggest automakers in the country, Honda and Toyota are halting production in Pakistan for a few days. Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan (HACP) closed its plant for 10 days starting from last Friday.
Jiddat Web Desk ::CDA , Capital Development Authority has made the announcement that it would be installing Smart Traffic signals across Islamabad which would work depending on the traffic load conditions.
Initially, the aim is to install 20 smart signals on the different roads of the capital city, which would later be duplicated across the federal capital.
As per the development authority these devices have got optical sensors which change the timings of the green and red lights depending on the traffic load. These smart signals would visually process the number of vehicles and the timing would then be changed automatically. These devices would decrease the need for physical intervention at the traffic intersections and the commuters would also benefit from the decreased waiting times.
This measure has been taken with the objective of boosting smooth traffic flow and to control traffic jams at the different intersections especially during the rush hours. Moreover, 20 display timer devices would also be installed at the important major cross-sections around Islamabad which will work depending on the traffic load.