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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 18.
Stay at home and play some gamesFree games available on GOG.COM that will help you relax and pass time at homeContinue
Tags: free online gaming
Started by Grinning Cat Oct 8, 2019.
(Year-old news from the group comments; probably still relevant and helpful, so I'm posting a copy in a more visible place.)"Google…Continue
Tags: spying, Big Brother, corporate Big Brother, surveillance, privacy
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 16, 2018.
Almost half of US cellphone calls will be scams by next year, says reportThe percentage of scam calls…Continue
Tags: cellphone scams
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 31, 2018.
Up to Two-Thirds of Bitcoin Transactions Have No Economic ValueAccording to Coinmetrics,…Continue
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 13, 2018.
This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't goodSmart phone = not so smart…Continue
Tags: notifications', phone, multitasking, , switch, cost"
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 7, 2018.
Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding itI found this personal story more disturbing than humorous. It's a dystopian…Continue
Tags: corporate takeover, personal digital assistants
Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Feb 10, 2018.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 27, 2018.
Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency minersWatching…Continue
Tags: cryptocurrency, YouTube, malware
Just read that the iceberg that sank the Titanic only made a very small hole, not enough to come close to sinking the ship. The reason it sank was because of poor quality rivets that popped loose when the ship hit the iceberg. Read more here:
Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling 'insecure' and 'worthless' (The Guardian)
Facebook showed advertisers how it has the capacity to identify when teenagers feel “insecure”, “worthless” and “need a confidence boost”, according to a leaked documents based on research quietly conducted by the social network.
The internal report produced by Facebook executives, and obtained by the Australian, states that the company can monitor posts and photos in real time to determine when young people feel “stressed”, “defeated”, “overwhelmed”, “anxious”, “nervous”, “stupid”, “silly”, “useless” and a “failure”.
There's a robot that prints out and burns every tweet of Donald tRump's, then tweets that video as a reply, "I burned your tweet."
"@burnedyourtweet - giving Trump's tweets the attention they deserve"
"Donald Trump is being trolled by a disobedient robot on Twitter" (The Telegraph)
Now that Senate and House Republicans have repealed the FCC's internet privacy protections, and opened the door to ISPs selling our browsing and search histories to the highest bidders --
Any recommendations about VPNs? Tor? Other ways to protect ourselves?
(Please reply in that discussion. Thanks!)
I've actually seen something similar on the web a couple of times, when a website's bare-bones "page not found" Error 404 page says that the server also encountered a 404 error looking for the [intended, customizable] "page not found" page!
Hmm, I haven't run into that issue. It must be some sort of detection triggered by posting identical or nearly-identical comments in different groups. I think I've done that maybe once or twice, posting something in only two different groups to which it was appropriate. My discussion about the Dresden Files books was one of those, I remember.
Lately AN has been sometimes asking me to complete captchas before posting comments or replies. (Maybe because I've been posting "too much", or reposting virtually identical comments in order to fix misteaks.)
In addition to checking "I'm not a robot", it'll ask "select the pictures with storefronts" or some such... which reminded me of this:
(from cheezburger.com: "I mean, since when is salad food?")
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