Category Archives: Technology

Mixed Messages, Cont.

In related news, I read today that Microsoft has returned to the king of the heap as the world’s most valuable company. (Hat tip: @NamelessCynic on the electric-powered tweetering device)

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Oops, Cont.

There’s more fallout from the devastating NYTimes article on Facebook yesterday: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to CBS: “We absolutely did not pay anyone to create fake news” Firm that worked for Facebook tried to plant story alleging liberal bias at Apple … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Cont.

It’s a week since Faceberg announced the Big Hack, and still no one knows anything about the hackers: New York (CNN) — On Sunday, September 16, engineers at Facebook detected some unusual activity on the social media platform’s networks. It … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Hey, look, it’s Dr. Chaps talking about how repealing Net Neutrality caused innernet speed to be faster with Matt Barber, the man who only thinks about hot, sweaty man-on-man sex with thighs like pistons that can … Continue reading

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Compare/Contrast Land Usage

This article about how US uses land is fascinating. They must be using some sort of data visualization software. Anyway, Bloomberg aggregates the amount of land used for various purposes, across the entire US, and then compares and contrasts it. … Continue reading

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NYTimes Falls For Trump’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Death of the Media NYTimes breathlessly tells us: “The post went up quietly on Facebook’s internal message board last week. Titled ‘We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,’ it quickly took off inside the social network. ‘We are a political monoculture … Continue reading

Posted in Comrade Preznint Stupid, The Russian Usurper, Conspiracy Theorists, Death of the Media, Facebook or Faceberg, Silicon Valley, Social Media, Technology, The Google | 5 Comments

Tech and the Media to the Rescue (Maybe?)

This might be too little, too late, but “NewsGuard Technologies, a new service that uses trained journalists to rate thousands of news and information sites, is launching its first product today: web extensions that let users view vetted, non-partisan trust … Continue reading

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The Russians Are Here, The Russians Are Here!

It should come as a surprise to exactly no one that the Russians are ready for an encore performance of their smash success in undermining our democracy. Microsoft (!) discovered that Russian hacking group APT28 had set up a number … Continue reading

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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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