Category Archives: Technology

Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac

I’ve been waiting for the MIT Download newsletter thingie to arrive because I knew that they would take an informed look at the Russian Hackers indictment from a technical perspective than our (failed) media: Humans let the hackers in: The … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Gary Numan is Laughing

And as long as we are talking about financial stuff, this story in Bloomberg is showing us that there is a sea change in our culture: more people are prioritizing mobile phones, etc., than mobile cars: “The sea change has … Continue reading

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There’s An App For That

Has your underwear been breached? “Under Armour Inc. said on Thursday that data from some 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app accounts was compromised in February, in one of the biggest hacks in history, sending shares of the athletic … Continue reading

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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. pic.twitter.com/6dblzkiQHp — 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 pic.twitter.com/EaD4tKoH21 — 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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