Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?

Oct 5 2018 – CBC The Current — Jaron Lanier says evidence shows addictive design was deliberately used for platform — We are lumped into groups of millions of like minded users based on data collected from us from many … Continue reading

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35-Year-Old Unknown Creates the World’s Most Valuable Startup – Bloomberg

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35-Year-Old Unknown Creates the World’s Most Valuable Startup – Bloomberg

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Platform capitalism, digital technology and the future of work

(Shutterstock) CBC Ideas – The Massey Lectures 80+ % of the digital economy controlled by a very small number of giant corporations with monopolies and enormous influence over democracies. They pretty much get what ever they want. This happened in … Continue reading

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Updates on Net Neutrality in the US, Canada and the EU

In the US which will have some effects in Canada regardless. http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/10/technology/net-neutrality/index.html https://www.cnet.com/news/net-neutrality-is-now-really-officially-dead-open-internet-congress-now-what/ https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2018/06/10/california-moves-closer-its-own-sweeping-net-neutrality-rule/689368002/ In Canada Bell and other carriers have been aggressively lobbying government and regulators to allow them to have more control over the Internet. https://openmedia.org/en/net-neutrality-worth-upholding The EU … Continue reading

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Is Facebook and other apps using your “smartphone” Camera without you knowing?

April 30 2018 – Kevin Yaworski — Here is a concerning observation of the Facebook App’s behavior and some tips about Apps and Permissions. CBC Marketplace did this episode on how easy it is to create an app, get users … Continue reading

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Privacy and big data

April 11 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Public Advocate —– I often use incognito mode when web browsing or disable cookies to limit data collection; price increases when searching for flights or products etc… Even so I just noticed what … Continue reading

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