Category Archives: Technology

Technology in the Age Of The Trump Virus

As long as we were talking ’bout tech earlier… Microsoft Borg, er, Teams looks more Orwellian than ever: Teaming With Information. As far back as June, Microsoft explained in somewhat legalistic terms that it’s happily recording so much Teams activity … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Tech, CEO Bastards, Microsoft, Technology | 3 Comments

Microsoft Hacked (By Russia this time), Part Infinity

Reuters “Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it found malicious software in its systems related to a massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, adding a top technology target to a growing list of attacked government agencies. “Microsoft also … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Bad Tech, Microsoft, Pooty-Poot Putin, Technology | 7 Comments

Never Fear, Stable Genius Is Here!

The Russian Hacking story is taking a predictable turn: “The president has yet to make a public comment about this. He is tweeting about Fox News commercials this morning.” 🚨BREAKING: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) calls Moscow's alleged hack of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Pooty-Poot Putin, Technology | 14 Comments

Russia Hacks US Again (But this time they didn’t use Prznint Stupid)

  The department tasked with protecting the country from cyber attacks has itself been successfully hacked. Whoddathunkit? Russian hackers broke into several government networks, including Homeland Security, Treasury, and Commerce departments, and you know, probably more. Vlad is pretty thorough. … Continue reading

Posted in Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Pooty-Poot Putin, Technology | 13 Comments

Axios Shocked Libertarians Move To Texas, For Some Reason

Axios morning email thingie tells us that Libertarians are fleeing California for the warm embrace of Texas, which has no income tax: America’s entrepreneurial and technology power is dispersing beyond Silicon Valley and New York — a trend greatly accelerated … Continue reading

Posted in Silicon Valley, Technology, Texas, America's Lab for Bad Policy | 18 Comments

The Borg, Cont.

GeekWire: Microsoft is facing criticism for its new “Productivity Score” technology, which can measure how much individual workers use email, chat and other digital tools. But it turns out the company has even bigger ideas for using technology to monitor … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Tech, Microsoft, Technology | 18 Comments

Hair Füror Makes a Move

The LATimes email thingie tells us: — Trump has issued an executive order that will bar TikTok‘s parent company, ByteDance, from conducting business transactions with American companies beginning in 45 days. A separate order bans business transactions involving WeChat, a … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Goat Rodeo, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Technology | 16 Comments

(UPDATED) New Cool Kid: Microsoft

Axios morning email thingie tells us that the people who brought us Clippy are definitely trying to buy TikTok: President Trump gave Microsoft 45 days to negotiate an acquisition of TikTok, following a Sunday conversation with CEO Satya Nadella, Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Microsoft, Our Failed Social Media, Social Media, Technology, TikTok | 10 Comments

Tech Bros Escape Hearing Unscathed, Unlike Republicans

It seems that there were two (2) Tech Hearings yesterday. The first was Democrats wondering if Tech Companies are too big and powerful for America’s good. Axios morning email thingie: Here’s where the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee pressed each company … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Faceberg, Silicon Valley, Technology, The Google | 19 Comments

Tech in the News

The Tech Bros are gonna be testifying today before Congress starting at noon ET, so I’m putting this up, quickly, so we can do our homework first: What to watch for in today’s Big Tech CEO hearing in Congress according … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Faceberg, Silicon Valley, Technology, The Google | 5 Comments