Category Archives: Technology

Somewhere Jeff Bezos is Laughing

The Verge Reports… So Alexa decided to laugh randomly while I was in the kitchen. Freaked @SnootyJuicer and I out. I thought a kid was laughing behind me. — CaptHandlebar (@CaptHandlebar) February 23, 2018 “Amazon Alexa users are saying … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Ars Technica alerts us to the world’s dumbest super criminals: “Yesterday, federal prosecutors unsealed a new indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. The indictment contains new evidence that Manafort hid millions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Open Tab: The Truth is Out There (Really?)

This feature on Buzzfeed is both fascinating and disturbing. Aviv Ovadya was one of the first techies to identify fake news as a problem, says he is worried about an information apocalypse in which people give up on finding the … Continue reading

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‘Thanks for Shopping’ — UPDATED

No Apu joke here. From the LATimes: Amazon Go is the company’s most ambitious effort to change the way people shop in stores and a play for the struggling $550-billion U.S. convenience store industry. Amazon hopes the cashier-less technology will … Continue reading

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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