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Posted in programming

Wingstop, Smokey Bones lead Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO

The first week of Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO has wrapped up and, as we enter the second week, here is a peek at what you can expect during the rest of the virtual event.

Last week, Erica Dhawan, CEO of Cotential, spoke about how to communicate with employees and peers effectively; Kelli Valade, CEO of Black Box Intelligence, spoke about the recent restaurant data as the industry tries to recover; three Black restaurant operators spoke about their experiences during the recent social unrest as business owners; and Dr. James Pogue spoke with Chip Wade and Patti Simpson of Union Square Hospitality Group about diversity and inclusion.

These sessions are all available on demand here.

Register for future sessions here.

Some highlights to look forward to this week include:

  • Soledad O’Brien on how to communicate in times of change — Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. EDT;
  • A look at gender equity in the industry and tips to help women thrive and promote female employees with Women’s Foodservice Forum CEO Therese Gearhart — Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. EDT;
  • A presentation on research conducted by The Coca-Cola Company with insights into how the pandemic has impacted restaurants, how operators have adapted and what will bring diners back through their doors — Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. EDT;
  • Scott and Ally Svenson, founders of MOD Pizza, on maintaining values and company culture through growth — Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. EDT.

The second half of Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO will pack a punch with a

Posted in technology

New Ucam security camera is powered by the blockchain

Silicon Valley,CA-based open source platform IoTeX wants to extend the concept of the Internet of Things and bring its vision alive for the Internet of Trusted Things. And it is using the blockchain to bring privacy to your security.

Hacks of internet connected devices such as Ring and Nest have made consumers increasingly wary of adequate security due to insufficient emphasis on security and privacy for these types of devices

It has partnered with Shenzen, China-based specialist camera manufacturer Tenvis to co-develop the Ucam security camera.

The Ucam applies blockchain, end-to-end encryption, and edge computing technology so that users can own, control, and share the videos captured by their Ucam to guarantee that access to their camera is impossible.

With Ucam, all computing is done locally on the Ucam device or the user’s mobile phone, removing the need for centralized servers. When in transit, data is end-to-end encrypted using a blockchain private key that is owned exclusively by the user and impossible to crack.

This is in contrast to most devices and apps today, where logins and relevant processing are done on a centralized server where all user data is decrypted and potentially visible to anyone who can access the server.

Corporations having access to our decrypted data is a huge risk to our privacy, which is magnified when that data contains real-time footage inside our homes.

The blockchain is not used to store any Ucam videos but is used for three core purposes: Secure login, verifiable privacy and video sharing. A weak 8-character password takes a few hours to crack, a strong 10-char password takes a decade, while a blockchain private key takes 10^24 years.

Ucam’s user-owned, uncrackable private key, prevents the two most common types of camera hacks today: brute force password hacks and cross-pollination of data breaches