Category Archives: Technology

FCC Played Everyone For Suckas

Hey Scissorheads, you remember this guy, right? The one who killed Net Neutrality, Ajit Pai? Seems he was lying and he knew it. But internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the … Continue reading

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Get Off The Cross

I really was planning on leaving the Google story to scroll off the blog and be forgotten, but then this tweet fluttered past me, and now I’m right back in the game: #NewProfilePic — James Damore (@Fired4Truth) August 10, … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Free Speech and Google

I was reading about the male Google engineer who released an offensive sexist screed (Update: he was fired): Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley. … Continue reading

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More, Please

This just went up in Marsha Blackburn’s district after she voted to let your ISP sell your browser history: Crowdfunded billboards appear in districts of lawmakers who voted to gut Internet privacy and allow ISPs to sell consumer data If … Continue reading

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“OK, Google…”

This is both funny and alarming: if you have a Google-branded AI device or android phone, this commercial could trigger it into reading the Wikipedia page for the Whopper. Now, of course, someone could edit the wiki to have it … Continue reading

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*You* Are the Product

We’ve long said that what sets Facebook aside is not that they sell ads that are directed towards you, it is that they harvest and mine your data and sell that to the ad agencies. And you give them this … Continue reading

Posted in Grifters Gotta Grift, Liars, Net Neutrality, Technology, Wingnuttia | 11 Comments

Is There Nothing The Invisible Hand Cannot Do?

Bill Gates has a bright idea: Tax Robots. “In a recent interview with Quartz, Gates said that a robot tax could finance jobs taking care of elderly people or working with kids in schools, for which needs are unmet and … Continue reading

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Some Stupid for Your Coffee?

THE PRESIDENT:  You’ve never seen so much paper on a President’s desk.  (Laughter.)  That’s because we’re negotiating lots of deals for our country, which will be tremendous.   All quibbles about grammar aside, those were the words notorious anti-technology luddite … Continue reading

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Remember, You Are The Product

Somewhere, Mark Faceberg is frowning. The innertubes of things strikes again: Vizio, the most popular TV maker in America, has been caught spying on its customers’ viewing habits. Software on 11 million of its TVs recorded everything people watched, and … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna Happen

This is why you should always have a non-geek in technology companies when setting features: My #Google responded to every #OkGoogle. I’m closing app. 😤 #SuperBowl — Amanda C. (@AmandaStarshine) February 5, 2017 This sort of response was popping up … Continue reading

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