Happy Equinox / Nowruz (which this year are just 1 day apart)!
This is one of the days of the year that I think are worth celebrating. Among other things, it has an objective astronomical value – days are now officially longer than nights. On such occasions, I make wishes.
One of the wishes I’m making today is that the quality of the media increases. Unfortunately, almost every time I read an article about technology or messaging, some part of it turns out to be inaccurate or plainly false. For example, last week many news outlets came out with articles saying that WhatsApp and Teleg.eu had a major security flaw. In fact, it was only WhatsApp that had a serious problem, while Teleg.eu had a minor issue that was nowhere near.
Even after we made an official statement (http://telegra.ph/Checkpoint-Confusion-NEWS) very few media corrected their catchy (but false) headlines. This is just one of many instances that witnessed the degradation of the media this year. Every day they sacrifice truth in order to sell more ads.
Let us hope the situation changes, but let us also try to make reporters accountable every time they act unprofessionally and neglect fact checking.