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This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”

This article probably should have been titled “How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods”Continue readingThis is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

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Social Media

Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.Continue readingFacebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

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Long Island

LI state parks offer new amenities, menus

Long Island state parks will offer beach lovers, swimmers, campers, hikers and boaters a bounty of new menus this summer along with improved playgrounds and bathhouses…Continue readingLI state parks offer new amenities, menus

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Internet Security

How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

These so-called ‘revenge porn’ sites house images of now-spurned former partners who once voluntarily posed in private with someone they thought they could trust.

Some images are lifted from social media sites and manipulated on-screen to turn them into pornography. Others are stolen using sophisticated spyware, which can switch on and then control cameras on a victim’s computer or ‘smart’ TVContinue readingHow images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

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Apple Technology News Technology what-d'you-call-it

The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world.

Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?Continue readingThe sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

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Long Island Miscellaneous

New Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Set To Film On Long Island

Long Island native, Kevin James, is returning home in this CBS Television Studios and Sony Television sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait.” The show is set to be filmed at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage. The comedy will be Long Island’s first live studio audience sitcom.Continue readingNew Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Set To Film On Long Island

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Social Media

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian

Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization.

The guidelines are sure to bolster arguments that Facebook has made discriminatory editorial decisions against rightwing media. Conservatives would label the majority of Facebook’s primary sources as liberal.Continue readingFacebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian

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Funny Miscellaneous

The Trump Coloring Book, “Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”

“Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”

Whether he’s crossing the Delaware or playing chess with Putin, see Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before!

You can buy this online 😉 Continue readingThe Trump Coloring Book, “Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”

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Social Media

How Facebook is Like Your Desperate Ex – YouTube

THERE IT IS! My daily “Throw Facebook Under The Bus” posting.
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Finance Internet Security

Mint.com says they can Share my Personal Information with Anyone. Goodbye Mint.com.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to share or disclose your personal information with law enforcement, government officials, and other regulatory agencies. We may share or make available anonymous or aggregate information that cannot by used to identify you with:

3rd parties for research, marketing and promotional purposes and those 3rd parties may publicly report the findings of their research or analysis;Continue readingMint.com says they can Share my Personal Information with Anyone. Goodbye Mint.com.