It’s ‘near-impossible to escape persistent surveillance’ by American ISPs, says FTC — The Register

Watchdog finds dubious data gathering, illusory solicitations for consent The US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said many internet service providers are sharing data about their customers, in defiance of expectations, and are failing to give subscribers adequate choices about whether or how their data is shared.… It’s ‘near-impossible to escape persistent surveillance’ by American ISPs,… Continue reading It’s ‘near-impossible to escape persistent surveillance’ by American ISPs, says FTC — The Register

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Gilgongo!

*Nota Bene: With full credit going to one Mr. Kilgore Trout and his essayist/biographer another Mr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (from the book Breakfast of Champions) “Gilgongo!” was about a planet which was unpleasant because there was too much creation going on. The story began with a big party in honor of a man who had wiped out an entire species of darling little panda bears.… Continue reading Gilgongo!

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Cup Noodle Sodas: Culinary innovation or beverage abomination? — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Instant ramen becomes fizzy drinks, and we’ve tried them all so you don’t have to.   Just the other day, Nissin, the creators of Cup Noodle, the world’s first-ever instant noodle, came out with their craziest 50th birthday announcement yet: they would be releasing Cup Noodle sodas. That’s right, the esteemed makers of the instant Cup… Cup… Continue reading Cup Noodle Sodas: Culinary innovation or beverage abomination? — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

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Boffins unveil SSD-Insider++, promise ransomware detection and recovery right in your storage — The Register

Firmware-based system recovers encrypted data in seconds, but manufacturers are proving reluctant A team of researchers claim to have come up with an upgrade that makes SSDs impervious to ransomware attacks – detecting infections and reverting unexpected encryption within a matter of seconds, at the cost of a small increase in latency.… Boffins unveil SSD-Insider++, promise… Continue reading Boffins unveil SSD-Insider++, promise ransomware detection and recovery right in your storage — The Register

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What the Olde Links Say About Domains — CogDogBlog

Shouldn’t the idea of publishing on the web mean generating something that can “echo all around the world”? Once again, my experience shows that if you publish something on an employer’s web site, or a company’s web site, or even in something that just takes away the work of managing web sites, the chances of… What… Continue reading What the Olde Links Say About Domains — CogDogBlog

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Canadian reporter’s love for 7-Eleven steals the show at Tokyo Olympics — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Feel-good story about a Japanese convenience store becomes one of the most unexpected surprises at the Olympics. If you’ve ever visited Japan, you’ll know just how wonderful its convenience stores are. Unlike a lot of convenience stores overseas, the ones in Japan are warm, clean and inviting, with door chimes to welcome you and a… Canadian… Continue reading Canadian reporter’s love for 7-Eleven steals the show at Tokyo Olympics — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

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Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying? Stuffed with sweet red bean paste and consisting of a soft, doughy exterior, anpan is a timeless classic and a ubiquitous feature in bakeries across Japan. The baked sweet is so popular that convenience store chain Daily Yamazaki has… Anpan… Continue reading Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Nakagin Capsule Tower

https://soranews24.com/2021/05/11/the-pros-and-cons-of-living-in-nakagin-capsule-tower-an-architectural-marvel-in-tokyo/trackback/ Yes, it still exists. And the author is attempting to stay in the building for one month. Efforts to raze the building are on hold. Similarly the building is not being actively rented out (no doubt due to Covid19), but the writer was able to make contact with the person in charge and find… Continue reading Nakagin Capsule Tower

SIFT and DeepCheapFakes

Want to give full credit to O’Reilly Radar and NYTimes.com for the articles they published that got me thinking about threats to the veracity and usefulness of the Internet these days. SIFT and DeepCheapFakes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:11 AM I know Mike Caulfield was spotlighted in a NYTimes article addressing ways to defend oneself… Continue reading SIFT and DeepCheapFakes

Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” Beta Is Just Laughably Bad and Potentially Dangerous

Road and Track Magazine: If you think we’re anywhere near fully autonomous cars, this video might convince you otherwise. Thank you Road and Track magazine and website for doing the testing on this long-standing belief in Tesla’s insurmountable technological lead in Autonomous Driving. I’ve marveled at each and every notable reported accident where-in a driver… Continue reading Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” Beta Is Just Laughably Bad and Potentially Dangerous

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