Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Internal Hard Drive: What’s lost when we forget to remember

Smart phones serve as a type of ‘external hard drive’ for our memory. But what happens when the art of memorization is lost? (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock) — Ideas CBC Jan 11 2019 Our reliance on portable technology has led some to … Continue reading

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Can you trust your home smart speaker? | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/frontburner/can-you-trust-your-home-smart-speaker-1.4955406

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Facebook flags users who try to ‘game’ fact-checking effort

Facebook Facebook flags users who try to ‘game’ fact-checking effort AFP Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 4:14PM EDT https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/facebook-flags-users-who-try-to-game-fact-checking-effort-1.4062202

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What else happens when you click on sponsored links in Facebook or other social media

Dec 23 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Volunteer Public Advocate Even if you have set privacy settings in your account and apps from Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft etc… to disable ad tracking and limit data collection and other tracking you … Continue reading

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Bitcoin tanks

I had some friends ask about my thoughts about investing in bitcoin when one was at around $15k. I had not traded directly even in equities for years but knew it was very volatile and high risk. It had been … Continue reading

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Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis

Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis Nov 15 2018 – Media Bias / Fact Check The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s “Find my Server”

While building a new Windows Server 2016 Image sysadmins discovered Windows Location Services is on by default and tracking location of the server instead of having it an option to turn on. I guess MS thinks sysadmins will need “Find … Continue reading

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