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Twitch adds AutoMod to help deal with chat harassment

Twitch has added AutoMod to help with abuse in their chat system.

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The Problem With Fake News: People Don’t Care If They’re Wrong

I’ve spoken many times on the problem of fake news on Facebook. I’ve ranted about it on Facebook. It is a burden to keep pointing out fake posts to people. It would be great if Facebook automatically checked against Snopes before a post was published, although it would not combat brand new posts. It’s a […]

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Email tracking. I’m not a fan.

While email tracking software can come in handy, there are serious privacy issues. It’s bad enough messages on Facebook tell when they are read. Email too? I don’t like it.

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When DVRs watch you

It seems that the Xbox One might violate the proposed “We are watching you” legislation: These DVRs would essentially observe consumers as they watch television as a way to super-target ads. It is an incredible invasion of privacy. “Given what we have recently learned about the access that the government has to the phone numbers […]

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And the winner is…no one

Take the time to understand social cues on the internet.

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iPhone 4 is cool but let’s talk about the data plans…

Apple released a phone that eats up bandwidth like a sieve yet customers will be locked into plans where they have to monitor their bandwidth usage.

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Resolving privacy/security issues: geolocation based services

When you leave your house, do you leave the windows open and doors unlocked? Why not? No one would know unless they tried to get in if they were truly open, right? When you park your car, do you leave it unlocked? Why not? No one would know unless they tried to break in, and what are the odds of that? When you leave the house, do you check into a geolocation based service to announce where you are? Why not? What are the odds of something bad happening, right? See the twisted logic? Let’s talk about some solutions to the security and privacy issues surrounding these services so everyone can have fun.

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iPad, loyalty, appreciation and selfishness. Check yourself.

Let’s look at how easily, and perhaps unintentionally, feelings can be hurt online.