Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

I’ve always thought dude was shady ever since he kinda stole the idea for Facebook back at Harvard, so this is not surprising…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. Continue reading

Want to communicate over Facebook without installing Messenger? Here’s a few options…

Well some of you know that I have a strained relationship with FB to put it mildly….. but friends, family and potential clients/customers are there so I must acquiesce to a point. BUT I do it without using the official FB apps because to be frank, they are shitty. They use way too many resources on mobile devices and as I have detailed in more than a few posts, them shits is all in your business in places they have no business looking.

So here’s a few options to make life dealing with FB a little easier… sorry IOS folks but this is for the Android users because your options are very limited…

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Office Depot pays $25 million over fake virus scans – Android Authority

Guess they’ll pay their way outta this fraud and life goes on… smmfh

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Office Depot agreed to pay a $25 million settlement over what the agency alleged were bogus virus scans.

According to the announcement, Office Depot used diagnostics software called PC Health Check. Created and licensed by Support.com, the software would supposedly run a virus scan on a customer’s computer and conclude whether or not the computer was infected with malware. Continue reading

REDPAWZ R020 BLAST Drone Review

Is it time to replace my Tello? Prolly not but for $50 it is a pretty good deal and it comes with a controller….

Love the Tello? Then you will also love this drone. The REDPAWZ RO20 Blast is designed to look and fly similar to the Tello at half the price. A controller is included. Features are: 720p movable camera, Removable Battery, 10 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Flips, One Key Return, Landing, Controller, 80 Meter Range, Headless Mode, stable flight. Powerful brushed motors, solid construction, light weight.

You can order the REDPAWZ RO20 BLAST here:
http://bit.ly/2OORzq5

via REDPAWZ R020 BLAST Drone. Is .it as good as the RYZE Tello? – YouTube

Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

I don’t trust ANY tracking app or any kind of tracking period…. what happened to being an actual parent and not letting kids run willy-nilly…

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you’re worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps’ Family Locator left real-time location data (plus other sensitive personal info) for over 238,000 people exposed for weeks in an insecure database. It showed positions within a few feet, and even showed the names for the geofenced areas used to provide alerts. You could tell if parents left home or a child arrived at school, for instance. Continue reading

The Best Coding Subscription Boxes for Kids

If I only had stuff like this when I was a kid, I’d be even better at my business lol

Learning to code is kind of a big deal for kids these days and for good reason. It’s a great way to teach problem-solving, logic, and help with brain development—even for kids not focused on a computer science-related career. Continue reading

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE

Bout time lol .. for those not in the know, LibreELEC is a small linux distro which turns your computer into a Kodi “box” and now it includes retrogaming!!

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LibreELEC 9.0 (Leia) has finally arrived after a long gestation period. Based upon Kodi v18.0, the Final 9.0 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support. Kodi v18 also brings new features like Kodi Retroplayer and DRM support that (equipped with an appropriate add-on) allows Kodi to unofficially stream content from services like Netflix and Amazon.

via LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE – LibreELEC

Battle of the Home Automation Assistants

Good comparison of voice assistant devices… I don’t trust none of them… Amazon or Google lol

Between the Google Home Mini and the latest Amazon Echo Dot, the price and promoted features are pretty similar. This week, we’ll try to figure out which one is the best virtual assistant by putting the two smart home devices head-to-head.

Please disable the microphone on your Alexa and Okay, Google devices before watching this video.

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