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Disruption feed 2021 #43 – #Everythingishacked, Facebook is rebranding as Meta & Amazon’s growth

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A hacker has managed to hack into Argentina’s National Registry of Persons, stealing ID-information of 45 million people.

Initially, the hacker began leaking the information of famous Argentines like Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. But in a conversation with The Record, the hacker said they planned to publish the information of 1 million or 2 million people while looking for buyers of the data.

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Facebook is rebranding as Meta

Last week Facebook announced that Facebook Inc. will change name to Meta. The motivation for the new brand was that Meta better reflects the company vision of being a metaverse company with the ambition of blending together the real and digital world incorporating VR and AR to a greater extent in our everyday life. Good to point out though is that the old brands and products Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp etc will stay the same. However, one can’t help but wonder how much the Facebook scandals of recent years has affected the name change.

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Amazon’s growth

Amazon hired half a million people last year, that truly is an an insane amount. To be able to do this Amazon has automated a lot of the HR-process, which hasn’t come without problems. Mistakes in health insurance coverage, employees not getting paid and even fired unwillingly.

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