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How I tried and failed to quit Google

How I tried and failed to quit Google

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Google organizes nearly every aspect of my life. I've outsourced my memory to Google Search. Why remember things, when technology can sift and surface nuggets of information at precisely the right moment? Gmail helps me manage the unending stream of email messages and notifications. Google Calendar prepares me for every meeting, and Google Maps gets me to those meetings on time. But I'm concerned about how the tech giant's broad reach and technological capability impacts my life. I'm also concerned about my reliance on the company's tools and services. Google's is so effective — and pervasive — that disconnecting from the company's services is a daunting process. I know, because last week I tried to quit Google entirely."Google provides internet users with the incredible convenience of
Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, R…

Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, R…

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SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched the videos on its site that were created by Russian trolls.Facebook did not release the comments that its users made when they viewed Russian-generated content. And Twitter gave only scattered details about the Russian-controlled accounts that spread propaganda there.The tech companies’ foot-dragging was described in a pair of reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee published on Monday, in what were the most detailed accounts to date about how Russian agents have wielded social media against Americans in recent years.In the reports, Google, Twitter and Facebook (which also owns Instagram) were described by researche
Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup A…

Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup A…

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Please vote now and help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen companies will be selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. In October, we issued a call for entries. From all the entries we received, a panel of judges whittled the applications down to 25. Now your votes will select the final 15. The 15 startups with the most votes will get the opportunity to be featured at TECHSHOW, which will be held Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019, in Chicago. Below are the contenders, listed in alphabetical order. Read their pitches, check out their websites, then vote. For those that have a demo video, I’ve included the l
GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

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The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation bills, and the president signed them into law. But in recent years the shutdown scenario ha...
Google halted Chinese data collection program after Dragonf…

Google halted Chinese data collection program after Dragonf…

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Google has halted a data collection project in China and struck a major blow to the controversial Dragonfly project, according to a new report from The Intercept. According to the report, Google is still researching Chinese web searches in an effort to launch a search engine that complies with the country’s censorship regime, although an official launch seems to have been indefinitely postponed. But in the face of widespread opposition within the company, Google executives shuttered one of the project’s most central data sources, making the ongoing work far more difficult. In August, The Intercept reported that Google had set up a dummy search engine at 265.com as a way of researching the Chinese market. Any queries made through 265 would be redirected to the Chinese Baidu search eng
Simple Tech for Small Business Owners, Part 6: HTTP vs HTTP…

Simple Tech for Small Business Owners, Part 6: HTTP vs HTTP…

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skylarvision / PixabayCybersecurity is something that is on everyone’s minds these days. From the risks of potential hackers to phishing schemes, we’re always wondering what new threat will come to the surface. In addition to these problems, website owners have their own worries about security as well.Any website owner should take steps to ensure the security of their website, and small business owners are no different. Especially if you’re in the work of eCommerce, keeping your customer’s and business’s data protected is critical. You can bolster your website security in many ways, but one of the core aspects you can focus on is understanding the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.What Are HTTP and HTTPS?You’ve probably heard of HTTP before. It’s that thing that comes before a URL when
Apple’s Tesla Hire Sparks Self-Driving Rumors

Apple’s Tesla Hire Sparks Self-Driving Rumors

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Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Apple has poached Andrew Kim, a senior designer at Tesla, reported The Verge. According to the report, citing Kim’s LinkedIn profile, Kim said he joined Apple in December, while his Instagram account confirms that he started at the Cupertino, California iPhone maker last week. The report also noted that along with the recent news that Tesla’s Chief Vehicle Engineer Doug Field was heading back to Apple
Dems, White House refuse to budge over border wall as Frida…

Dems, White House refuse to budge over border wall as Frida…

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The Trump administration Sunday reaffirmed the president's insistence that he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with senior adviser Stephen Miller calling it a "fundamental issue.""At stake is the question of whether or not the United States remains a sovereign country," Miller told CBS News' "Face The Nation." "The Democrat Party has a simple choice. They can either choose to fight for America's working class or to promote illegal immigration. You can't do both." Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Trump, talks to reporters at the White House, Aug. 2, 2017. (Getty Images) "At stake is the question of whether or not the United States remains a sovereign coun
Here Is How Unconscious Bias Holds Women Back

Here Is How Unconscious Bias Holds Women Back

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"Oh it’s alright, you’re a girl", he said with a laugh. These were the words of a fellow graduate student I shared an office with during my Ph.D. I had asked for his help with a mathematical problem, and even though I had proven myself better at maths than him on more occasions than one, he patronizingly comforted me as he sat down to tease out that mathematical algorithm. I was taken aback, and although usually, I would let such remarks go, on that occasion I was feeling less generous. I asked him what he meant. "Girls aren’t good with numbers, and you’re a girl," he said with a smile. Besides the infantilizing use of the term "girl", this was an indication of how bias is deeply ingrained within us all. Even though he insisted that it was only a joke, I wondered if he believed this