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Refined.blog: A Curated List of RSS Feeds

By way of WP Tavern’s Sara Gooding’s post I came across this cool Refined.blog site, which appears to be a good resource to reach to personal blogs of software engineers. “It’s a simple site with an index of blogs, their Hacker News scores, tags, and a link to each blog’s RSS feed.” Experience is gold. […]

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Credit Card Signatures are Becoming Extinct Soon

The New York Times reports Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S. by the end of April 2018. It reports that major credit card processors don’t require signatures to complete transaction if the card transaction was made chip enabled card readers. For small retailers, it would still remain as optional.

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Facebook’ Cambridge Analytica Problem vs Online publishing

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook’s users’ personal profile data in political campaign use has created lot of buzz and has triggered flood of investigations by US Congress, FTC and British Government. However this Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing from Harvard University blog is a wake-up […]

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The Follower Factory

The Follower Factory article in The New York Times is an interesting read story to understand how social media’ black market works with an subtitle “Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it.”

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Amazon Go – A store of the Future

The New York Times reports that Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future, an 1800 sq ft mini-market, is opening on Jan 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon was reported to be working this type of cashier free stores in 2016. If this technology is adopted by other major retailers then this will definitely […]

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How Robots are Wrecking The Do Not Call List

The Washington Post reporter Simon van Zuylen-Wood has an article How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and wrecked the Do Not Call list. In this historical article, the reporter discusses how robots have completely wrecked the Do-Not-Call-List, a most popular public policy in the country.

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How to Fix Facebook – Before It Fixes Us

Roger McNamee‘s How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us in Washington Monthly is very interesting article. This is a must read article.

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A Story about NSA’s Cyberweapons

The New York Times” reporters Scott Shane & others have a post Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shakenthe N.S.A. to Its Core which details NSA’s struggle to recover from exposure of its cyber weapons.

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The One Device – Secret History of iPhone

The New York Times has a book review on The One Device – The Secret History of iPhone.

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Google Knows When We Go to Store & Buy

As we like & use free media tools for our ease & convenience, we leave behind our electronic foot prints. Google develops lot of free media tools. There is a report Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff, but is it surprising? The tech companies who offer free tools […]