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Mac Duck

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been inching closer over time to do more than be a great search. In their newest move, the company has released the first preview version…Continue readingMac Duck

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John Oliver: Data Broker

The HBO program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver covers a wide range of topics. Some are deadly serious while others are quite lighthearted. But regardless of what he talks…Continue readingJohn Oliver: Data Broker

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Permanent Deletion

We scroll and eventually pause. Is it a funny photo that caught the eye? Perhaps it’s a memory that the algorithm has surfaced. Or maybe it’s simply some piece of…Continue…Continue readingPermanent Deletion

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Life360 Gets Slightly Less Crappy

When news broke about Life360 being one of the biggest data brokers as a side-hustle, the blowback was huge. This company, which people pay to use to see the location…Continue readingLife360 Gets Slightly Less Crappy

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Verizon The Spy

There are two types of companies most people can agree we all hate: cable / ISP companies and cell phone carriers. Verizon, being both, doubly-sucks when news broke of its…Continue readingVerizon The Spy

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Life360: You Are the Product

Time and time again companies (admittedly Apple a lot) will beat the drum with a simple mantra. If a service is free, YOU are the product. Reporting from By Jon Keegan and Alfred…Continue readingLife360: You Are the Product

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Future Android Phones May Get Always On Camera

No thanks. I don’t know how else to respond to this announcement by Qualcomm where they showed off the newest version of their Snapdragon Generation 8 processors. This chip supports…Continue readingFuture Android Phones May Get Always On Camera