A 2011 consent decree with the FTC might be an existential threat to Facebook, which doesn’t give a damn about protecting personal data but cares a lot about money.
The Tech Curmudgeon
The Tech Curmudgeon blogs on technology at the website scholarsandrogues.com.
Don’t read a news article or blog post if you don’t want to, but don’t “TL;DR” it just because you’re too much of a lazy asshat to bother.
If you have a Mac and buy everything Apple, you’ll always be fine. But woe be unto you if you dare to buy hardware from a third party and try to install it on a Mac.
Windows 10’s update has a zombie screen where you just might get impatient enough to accidentally brick your own computer.
Twitter hashtags don’t make you look tech savvy, they make you look like a self-important prick who is too lazy to craft a good descriptive sentence.
The Borg meet the One App in the Facebook app’s latest privacy permissions.
So Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt thinks that government regulation is required to protect privacy from a rising tide of civilian drones. The Tech Curmudgeon agrees, at least in principle, because civilian drones […]
To paraphrase Canadian comedy group Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, “the Jeep Grand Cherokee blows (it blows and blows) and sucks, at the same time!”
What the hell was Wunderlist thinking when they released a bug filled, poorly tested, and badly designed software “update” to their to-do list app three days before Christmas?
Some iMacs are now apparently “Assembled in USA.” The Tech Curmudgeon doesn’t think that phrase means what you think it means….