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It’s Your Duty to Install Ad Blockers. But Which Ones and Why?

If you value your privacy you might have taken notice this week when Edward Snowden says “it’s your ‘duty’ to install ad blockers”…

the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker.”
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Miscellaneous

The Roosevelt Field Mall Christmas Trees are Back!

Long Islanders all went nuts over the Roosevelt Field Mall “Holiday Display” for not having a Christmas Tree. Well… The trees are back and there are a LOT of them!Continue readingThe Roosevelt Field Mall Christmas Trees are Back!

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Internet Security Social Media Technology what-d'you-call-it

Keep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day.

‘There’s just going to be a lot more data generated about what’s happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won’t scale,’ said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of engineering.

Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!Continue readingKeep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

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Technology what-d'you-call-it

The Day After the Paris Attacks, from the eyes of a “Scoper”

Periscope… where some of the best facilitators of conversation are just roaming around the streets. I happen to follow a Paris “Scoper” and here you can follow along and check out Paris the day after the recent attacks. Paris is beautiful. Paris is recovering far better than NYC did back in the day when we were attacked…Continue readingThe Day After the Paris Attacks, from the eyes of a “Scoper”

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Miscellaneous

Long Islanders are not Completely Apathetic?

Two things really struck a cord with me this week. 1) Long Islanders just don’t vote. 2) Take away our Mall Christmas Tree and we go nuts! Here are two stories I pulled out of the local news this week:Continue readingLong Islanders are not Completely Apathetic?

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Social Media

New Social Network, TSU, being blocked by Facebook

Have you checked out TSU yet? TSU is a social network very similar to Facebook that has been around for about a year. The big difference between the two social networks is that TSU will be sharing advertising earnings with you, the user. This should encourage people to post good content and they may even get paid for it…Continue readingNew Social Network, TSU, being blocked by Facebook

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Social Media Technology what-d'you-call-it

Quitting Social Media. Because it’s All Fake.

Teen Social Media Star quits and discusses the ugly truth behind social media fame. It’s all fake, you can overuse social media and if you can identify yourself as an overuser you may need to rethink why you are using it.Continue readingQuitting Social Media. Because it’s All Fake.