The Downside of the FCC’s New Internet Privacy Rules

Posted by Joey Falgout on May 27, 2016 @ 11:52 pm
in Android, apple, internet, Windows |

There may soon be a new cop on the privacy beat — the Federal Communications Commission. Last month, the FCC issued a 150-page document proposing sweeping new rules and regulations for broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs). But in my analysis, this is not good news for those who genuinely care about promoting consumer privacy.

Read Larry Downes’ full story on The Harvard Business Review.

Yahoo mimics Facebook, Google with ‘state-sponsored’ attack warnings

Posted by Joey Falgout on December 29, 2015 in internet |

Yahoo last week followed the lead of rivals Facebook and Google by telling users it would warn them when it believes they are in the crosshairs of state-backed cyber attackers. “Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor. We’ll provide these specific notifications […]

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Samsung to add new Smart TVs to its Internet of Things platform, SmartThings

Posted by Logan Falgout on December 29, 2015 in Android, internet, webapp |

Samsung’s upcoming lineup of Smart TVs, as well as its 2016 series of high-end, 4K-resolution LCD TVs (known as SUHD TVs) will be compatible with the company’s Internet of Things platform called SmartThings, the South Korean electronics giant said Tuesday. Read the whole story on this CNET Article.

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How to Turn Off Twitter’s New Autoplaying GIFs, Vines, and Videos

Posted by bfalgout on June 17, 2015 @ 10:45 pm
in internet, twitter |

Twitter announced last June that GIFs would (finally) be supported in tweets, which was pretty great news. This January, it announced that anyone could upload video in a tweet and that was…okay. Read the full story here.

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In Defense of Autoplay

Posted by bfalgout on June 16, 2015 @ 11:03 pm
in internet, webapp |

Great article from Slate Magazine about one of the most annoying features on the internet. In Defense of Autoplay

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