I have been a little creeped out by Google ads following me online. They track what you search for, sites you visit on Chrome, and the contents of your emails. They’re even putting targeted ads in my email on newsletters I subscribe to. Of course, Google doesn’t charge me for anything – Gmail, Google Drive, […]
Google is doing something good here. If a website isn’t using SSL (i.e. https://), it is easily hackable. It’s not something I do, but there is even freeware like the Beef Project that gives someone a UI to exploit non-secure http sites. In the latest post from the Google Security Blog, Google let us all […]
Remember Google’s slogan in their early days? It was “Don’t Be Evil.” Yes, really. Ok, now that you’ve stopped laughing, you should know that some former employees of both Google and Facebook have started an organization called the Center for Human Technology. Their website states the problem clearly: What began as a race to monetize […]
In December, 2017, there was plenty of general outrage about the FCC repealing the Net Neutrality protections, giving internet service providers (ISPs) the ability to arbitrarily throttle any web page or content. There is also a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI) and the ways that it can potentially lead to thoughtlessness in life-changing […]
I recently discovered that the people at Facebook, Google, Bing (Microsoft), and Santa Clara University have partnered to create something called The Trust Project. It is an effort to weed out fake news and opinion pieces on the web from factual and credible stories. Learn more.