đź–‡ 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 đź–‡ Surprising no one, survey finds Facebook/Meta is the worst company of 2021

Journaling app Day One is now part of Automattic

Day One joins WordPress.com, Tumblr, Simplenote, and Longreads as part of Automattic. Paul Mayne, writing for Day One Blog: Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Day One is being acquired by Automattic Inc. This is incredibly exciting news. For the past 10 years since I started Day One, I’ve worked to not only create the … Continue reading Journaling app Day One is now part of Automattic

LastPass Free is changing and users aren’t going to be happy

Here’s what you need to know LastPass is making some changes to LastPass Free that will most likely piss-off users who rely on LastPass as their primary password manager. The big difference is that LastPass Free users will have to choose between mobile or desktop for their unlimited device access, rather than getting the system … Continue reading LastPass Free is changing and users aren’t going to be happy

Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google today announced that “when Apple’s policy goes into effect, it will no longer use information (such as IDFA) that falls under ATT for the handful of our iOS apps that currently use it for advertising purposes. As … Continue reading Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt

Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?

In technology news today Mozilla announced that it has added built-in protection from supercookies to Firefox 85. “Firefox now protects you from supercookies, a type of tracker that can stay hidden in your browser and track you online, even after you clear cookies,” Mozilla explains in a blog post. “By isolating supercookies, Firefox prevents them … Continue reading Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?

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

Sling TV holding prices while YouTube TV raises prices

Yesterday I was reading M.G. Siegler’s article about YouTube TV’s June 30th, 2020 30% price increase. He also speaks to how streaming tv is becoming bundled just like cable tv. Coincidentally, that same day I got an email from Sling TV telling its users that our price is not going up and that our current … Continue reading Sling TV holding prices while YouTube TV raises prices

My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

From what I’ve read Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing seems like a good idea and one that I’ll most likely use. It appears to be the best technological solution to date for governmental authorities to partially lift the lockdown orders that are currently in place. That said I do have privacy concerns. According to … Continue reading My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

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

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

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

Web Finds for February 1, 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! Agenda – A new take on Notes Agenda for Mac is a date-focused note taking app for planning and documenting your projects. With its unique timeline, Agenda gives you … Continue reading Web Finds for February 1, 2018

“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

Web Finds for December 21, 2017

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 Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience Starting as early as next year, software developers will be able to design a single application … Continue reading Web Finds for December 21, 2017