The case for slowing everything down a bit

Ezra Klein on increased digital friction: I believe that one reason podcasts have exploded is that they carry so much friction: They’re long and messy, they often take weeks or months to produce, they’re hard to clip and share and skim — and as a result, they’re calmer, more human, more judicious, less crazy-making. Klein […]

Is this a legit Fortnite V-Buck site? Probably not.

Fortnite has caused quite the security kerfuffle. Between releasing the Android app outside the Google Play Store, and an insane desire for V-Bucks, scams are running rampant. Wired put out this article yesterday entitled Fortnite scams are even worse than you thought, and it made me sad that people are being tricked (that’s for tomorrow […]

Sunday Reading: Thoughts on The Tech Industry’s War on Kids

Reflecting on The Tech Industry’s War on Kids: How psychology is being used as a weapon against children Richard Freed is a child psychologist who focuses on helping families work through “extreme overuse of phones, video games, and social media.” Preteen and teen girls refuse to get off their phones, even though it’s remarkably clear that […]

Short Codes (aka Messages & Two Factor Authentication from Random Five to Six Digit Numbers)

There are some cool new security features in the latest versions of iOS and Android to help you keep your accounts secure. Android’s updated Messages app and iMessage in iOS 12 both bring simplified one-time passcodes and two factor authentication (2FA) management. iMessage – iOS 12   Android Messages   With both Apple and Google […]

Google, Data Privacy, and Unconscious Oversharing

Google is tracking your location. Did we not already realize this? Yesterday the Associate Press released a story titled Google tracks your movements, whether you like it or not. The gist of the article is there are at least two settings on your Google account relevant to your location, “Location History” and “Web and App […]

Tuesday’s Links and Quotes

Today I explored the internet. There was no common thread other than reading stories and articles from various people of interest to me. Just some divergent thinking to spark new ideas and connections. Cosmik Debris from Kneeling Bus “Let little bits of your daily existence dissipate into the air rather than having them vacuumed up by […]