Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t care about your privacy

Be careful:

The private sector is making a calculated move here after reckoning with the fact that there’s popular momentum for federal privacy legislation following revelations of Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data. Companies know that many states have mustered the political will to pass strong privacy protections that address consumer concerns. And they know that Congress is so paralyzed by gridlock that it has been unable to act even where there is overwhelming bipartisan agreement. So many see here an opportunity to try to enact weak federal protections and kneecap state privacy efforts in the process. Continue reading

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There’s a lot going on in the news right now, but this story has a happy ending:

The owner of an adult foster care home who operated an open WiFi network has booked a big win against a copyright troll. Thomas Gonzales was accused of downloading the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler but won $17k last year after being wrongfully targeted. The case went to appeal and in a ruling handed down yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gonzales emerged victorious again.

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Hey, Siri? It’s me

I use Siri quite a bit, but I have to admit that Amazon’s Alexa has surpassed Siri in a number of ways. I think Apple can definitely rebound–and I also find Apple’s take more useful, as Siri will always be in your pocket. However, as an early adopter to the iPhone 4S in 2011, I’m a bit disappointed that Siri hasn’t improved significantly since then.

This isn’t really a revolutionary opinion, I just wanted it on the record.