Jakub Mertl and his wife Kristyna who run a successful personalized dating agency, recently made headlines by establishing an online dating agency catering specially to disabled people. I met with Jakub to talk about his work and what it takes to find love. He started by telling me what made him and his wife consider setting up a special online service for disabled clients.
Twenty years ago, SCS software was a small company just starting out, founded by three friends with programming backgrounds. At the start, the company took small contracts designing games for other publishers, often under a tight schedule and limited budget. In those days, one of the founders admits, the company was more or less invisible, with IPs going to the client. Not so anymore.
The Fourth Hackers Congress, a three-day event hosted by the Prague centre
Paralení Polis, begins in Prague on Friday.
Guest speakers this year include programmer and hacker Amir Taaki, described by Wired as "one of the most dangerous people on the internet", and controversial crypto-anarchist Jim Bell.
Financial freedom is the main topic this year, compared to decentralization in 2016.
The EU’s commissioner for gender equality and consumer rights, Vera
Jourova told journalists she had deleted her Facebook account in protest
against hate speech.
Jourova described the social network as "a highway for hatred“ and said she had herself been targeted by trolls.
Despite her harsh characterization of Facebook, Jourova said the EU was giving the social media companies a chance to prove that they can regulate their own conduct.
She said living behind the Iron Curtain in what was then Czechoslovakia made her loth to bring forward cross-EU legislation and introduce fines.
The German supermarket Lidl has launched an e-shop for the Czech Republic.
It is the German retailer’s first e-shop shop in Central and Eastern
The online store offers consumer goods that will be delivered within three days. No food items are currently on offer. Customers can already buy from Lidl e-shops in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
These stores also supply consumer goods plus packaged foods and beverages. All Lidl e-shops are being supplied from a new 44,000 square meter logistics center in Pilsen that opened last November.
Czech judges are concerned that the computer systems used to administer
judicial documents are outdated and could collapse or fall victim to
hacking, iDnes.cz reported on Saturday. The technology is more than 20
The Ministry of Justice says the while the systems are unstable, they are safe. IDnes.cz reported that hackers had attempted to break into the ministry’s database of information on court proceedings and police investigations, which has been in place since 1996.
One judge said that most files were also kept in paper form so it would be possible to make comparisons if materials in the database had been tampered with. However, some judicial documents only exist in electronic form, he said.
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