Category Archives: Computers and Internet

AOC: Democrats lost congressional seats because of lack of online ads – Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/aoc-democrats-lost-senate-seats-facebook-ads-2020-11

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Older Android phones won’t support many secure websites by September 2021 | Engadget

https://www.engadget.com/old-android-phones-lose-many-secure-websites-in-2021-224728196.html

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SpaceX clears second hurdle in launching Starlink satellite internet in Canada

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 during a time exposure at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Unwavering Supporters of Donald Trump and other recent Populists

Psychologists have researced how Donald Trump and other recent populists have gained and maintained support despite shocking behavior. The following is a copy of this Psycology Today article by Bobby Azarian Ph.D. – (Mind In The Machine) from 2016 with … Continue reading

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Internet Archive rolls out fact-checking on archived webpages

MATT BINDER, Nov 2, 2020 https://mashable.com/article/internet-archive-wayback-machine-fact-check-labels/ Related No good deed goes unpunished. Archive.org was stood up to memorialize parts of the internet for research and leisure purposes, and like anything else, someone has found a way to weaponize it. Be … Continue reading

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Facebook Services and other Apps preinstalled on many devices with option to uninstall removed

Oct 27 2020 Apple, Google, Samsung, LG and many other device makers or mobile wireless providers pre-install their own and or third party apps on devices that some users do not want and disable the option to uninstall them. Here … Continue reading

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Cyber Security and Automation: An Introduction DNS SinkHoles (Pi-Hole)

Interesting layer of security and method to reduce threats, ads and bandwidth usage. I have posted about Open / Public DNS and Secure or Private DNS and related but those didn’t reduce ads and bandwidth usage. Some things may need … Continue reading

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Hidden cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up

I recently returned an electronics item to Amazon when realizing they had a newer version that was not much more. I was surprised that 30 mins after I dropped it off at the post office I got an email from … Continue reading

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Facebook removes 276 fake accounts linked to conservative group

Oct 8 2020 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-facebook-removes-276-fake-accounts-linked-to-conservative-group/ The conservative / republican supporting group also had created fake accounts that were liberal or left leaning. Likely to create divisive posts and extreme left views that were false or misleading and not shared by majority … Continue reading

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Apple location services causing network latency on WiFi with at least some Macbooks

Here is an issue with at least Mac OSX v10.13.4 and 10.14.1. Not sure if it affection iOS devices as well. The problem was still occuring on Mojave in 2018 but maybe fixed now. Macbook location services does a full … Continue reading

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