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Stop replacing London’s phone boxes with corporate surveillance
There may be other sensors collecting other types of data, but at this point we cannot know for sure. Unlike a consumer Internet of Things product, which would have been purchased, disassembled and analysed component by component by vigilant members of the tech community as soon as it went on sale, a teardown of Links kiosks (and other bits of connected public infrastructure) cannot be accomplished without committing some very public acts of vandalism and theft.
technology  surveillance  data  london  google 
35 minutes ago by terry
Education – Google Earth Outreach
Good examples of using Google Earth (Satellite imagery + streets imagery) for showing common stories specific to India
Reference  satellite  Google  storytelling  p-narratives  maps  Inspiration  IxD  Awesome  Education 
1 hour ago by rasagy
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
For two years, Facebook has been hijacked, vilified, and besieged. Here's the inside story of the struggle.
social+media  Putin  conspiracy+theories  russia  Google  propaganda  trolls  Trump  zuckerberg  facebook  disinformation  Twitter 
yesterday by mjb
How not to replace email
As of a month ago, the ApacheWave project is“retired”. Few people noticed; in the seven years that Wave was anApache Incubator open source project, it never ...
Computa  Google  GAFA  email  🤔 
yesterday by 0xroy
The false teeth of Chrome's ad filter • Electronic Frontier Foundation
Alan Toner:
<p>The Coalition for Better Ads [which determined which ads could and could not be shown through the new adblocking Chrome] lacks a consumer voice. The Coalition involves giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, ad trade organizations, and adtech companies and large advertisers. Criteo, a retargeter with a history of contested user privacy practice is also involved, as is content marketer Taboola. Consumer and digital rights groups are not represented in the Coalition.

This industry membership explains the limited horizon of the group, which ignores the non-format factors that annoy and drive users to install content blockers. While people are alienated by aggressive ad formats, the problem has other dimensions. Whether it’s the use of ads as a vector for malware, the consumption of mobile data plans by bloated ads, or the monitoring of user behavior through tracking technologies, users have a lot of reasons to take action and defend themselves.

But these elements are ignored. Privacy, in particular, figured neither in the tests commissioned by the Coalition, nor in their three published reports that form the basis for the new standards. This is no surprise given that participating companies include the four biggest tracking companies: Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AppNexus. </p>

Taboola in particular is cited disapprovingly for "helping fund the underbelly of the net".
Chrome  adblocking  google  eff  privacy 
yesterday by charlesarthur
Advanced Learning – Google Tech Dev Guide
If you're beyond introductory university courses, or are an experienced coder, these resources may help refine your skills and technical know-how as you prepare for a career in the tech industry.
yesterday by nickcheng
Google Translate Alfred Workflow | Packal
A Workflow for the OS X app Alfred2: Workflow to translate via Google Translate API
alfred  workflow  translate  google  language  plugin  extension  add-on  macos  translation 
yesterday by ebouchut
RT : Local SEO How to Rank Your Local Business From Google

SEO  nayemmahmud  Google  LocalSEO  from twitter
yesterday by ormg

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