UPDATE: iOS 14 has Zuckerberg/Facebook running scared

I’ve been working on an article about the iOS 14 privacy feature that has Facebook and other advertisers running scared. Facebook acknowledged that Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 could lead to a more than 50% drop in its Audience Network advertising business. (Doesn’t that just break your heart) Today to my disappointment, Apple is holding off … Continue reading UPDATE: iOS 14 has Zuckerberg/Facebook running scared

What you need to know about the tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

I just finished reading Kashmir Hill’s series of articles Life Without the Tech Giants. Here’s what I learned. It’s impossible to get along without them even if we’re boycotting their apps. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple dominate the internet in ways I never realized. This should be required reading for everyone who uses the … Continue reading What you need to know about the tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

Facebook gets hacked again. 50 Million users personal information put at risk.

I’m sure you’ve already read or heard about the latest Facebook hack involving the personal information of at least 50 million users. The hack was revealed in a Facebook blog post yesterday. If you haven’t here are the details. Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel, writing for the New York Times Facebook, already facing scrutiny over … Continue reading Facebook gets hacked again. 50 Million users personal information put at risk.

Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads

Facebook has stooped to the lowest possible level. TechCrunch has exposed the fact that Facebook is using 2FA phone numbers to target users with ads. Zuckerberg and his gang are taking the number users are using to additionally secure their accounts and using it for ad targeting. Some months ago Facebook did say that users … Continue reading Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads

Don’t use Facebook’s data tracking Onavo VPN: It’s spying on you!

Facebook is always looking for new ways to violate user privacy. They’ve instituted a new one. In the Facebook iOS mobile app, they recently added a new button under the Settings menu called “Protect”. When you click on “Protect” it takes you to an app in the App Store called “Onavo Protect – VPN Security”. … Continue reading Don’t use Facebook’s data tracking Onavo VPN: It’s spying on you!

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Nick Bilton, writing for Vanity Fair There’s another theory floating around as to why Facebook cares so much about the way it’s impacting the world, and it’s one that I happen to agree with. When Zuckerberg looks into his big-data crystal ball, he can see a troublesome trend occurring. A few years ago, for example, … Continue reading “This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Facebook is bad for society and has too much power over its users and their privacy

Let me start by saying I’ve never had a Facebook account. So far I’ve gotten along fine without one. Now, if you’re one of its 2 billion users, reading these 5 articles should cause you take pause and re-examine your relationship with Facebook? Facebook is tracking your likes, clicks, check-ins, and picture posts. They track … Continue reading Facebook is bad for society and has too much power over its users and their privacy

Did you know Facebook is buying sensitive data, about you, from data brokers?

Facebook gives users little indication it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets. First off, let me say I am not a fan of Facebook. I value my privacy far more than any service Facebook has … Continue reading Did you know Facebook is buying sensitive data, about you, from data brokers?

🖇 Surprising no one, survey finds Facebook/Meta is the worst company of 2021

Ethan Wolff-Mann, writing at finance.yahoo.com Every December, Yahoo Finance selects a Company of the Year, based on its market performance and its achievements that particular year. In 2021, Microsoft (MSFT) took home the crown, smashing through the $2 trillion market capitalization mark and seeing a 53% surge in its stock price as of Dec. 16, … Continue reading 🖇 Surprising no one, survey finds Facebook/Meta is the worst company of 2021

What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Each week I post links to a few articles that I’ve read and found deserving of sharing. Links My Hunt for the Original McDonald’s French-Fry Recipe | Atlas Obscura This is a fun read especially if you’re old enough to have eaten the original McDonald’s French-Fry as I did. From Julia Child to Paul Bocuse … Continue reading What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Web Finds for October 2, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to … Continue reading Web Finds for October 2, 2018

Worth reading today – Instagram’s CEO resignations

I found this to be an interesting take on the resignations of Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Ben Thompson, writing at Stratechery Technically speaking, Instagram was a company. In practice, though, Instagram was a product, and its business model was venture capital funding. To be sure, this wouldn’t be the case forever, but … Continue reading Worth reading today – Instagram’s CEO resignations