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This account is no longer used. My new profile is at https://plus.google.com/117372494314265510955. Eventually I'll figure out how to migrate the URL...
Works at University of Alabama as Educator with a background in software product & business development, software architecture, and project management..
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The ultimate tool for corporations to sustain a culture of this sort is to develop the 40-hour workweek as the normal lifestyle. Under these working conditions people have to build a life in the evenings and on weekends. This arrangement makes us naturally more inclined to spend heavily on entertainment and conveniences because our free time is so scarce.
 
"They’ve been working for decades to create millions of ideal consumers, and they have succeeded. Unless you’re a real anomaly, your lifestyle has already been designed."
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EU Wants to Censor Google Globally

EU Regulators are outraged that links removed by Google under the recent Right To Be Forgotten ruling are still accessible outside of Europe, and that Search Companies are notifying websites of removals.

Until now, American and non-European Searchers could feel secure knowing Europe could have their own rules for Search engines, but those rules wouldn't apply elsewhere.  European Searchers concerned about censorship could be consoled in knowing that removals were being reported, as well.

Now, however, the controversial European ruling is being pushed for as a global regulation by regulators.  Those same regulators also want to hide any evidence of the removals.  Ironically, the very outrage felt by European Journalists recently over bad removals would have been much harder to discover and prove without this.  The removal notices function to allow some transparency in a very difficult and imperfect process.

Has the EU crossed the line into outright censorship on a potentially global scale?

#RightToBeForgotten   #RightToRemember   #Censorship  
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First rule of Censorship Club is, you don't talk about Censorship Club. New column on Privacy News.

So it’s happened again. Every time law enforcement anywhere gets the ability to censor websites, it always gets applied overbroadly, way beyond the original prescribed scope, and each and every time somebody exposes that, the same law enforcement uses their censorship powers to cover up the neglect in their own transgressions.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/first-rule-of-censorship-club-is-you-dont-talk-about-censorship-club/
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Oh, right -- this. Apparently +Google+ has had a write API for over a year now, and I just didn't get the memo.

Apparently +Friendica didn't either -- their G+ plugin still requires HootSuite, according to the description. http://friendica.com/extend

(h/t to +Naomi Parkhurst, who drew my attention to the existence of a WordPress plugin that crossposts fact that blogs on the WordPress site can now crosspost to G+ without recourse to any third-party service, which resulted in my investigating further.)
Google+ Write API! We finally have a G+ write API. It's called Moments and it's kinda Facebook's Open Graph API but has deep app link integration on… - David Shellabarger - Google+
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Still an early proof-of-concept, but this is scary in the age of Internet-connected cars.
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Interesting.

When you do this the first time, it looks like a simple oversight - left-overs from some debugging perhaps. But when you "fix" it by hiding it, it's very clearly deliberate.

Netgear, Cisco, quick question please? What exactly does it take to actually care about your customers instead of actively trying to screw them?
Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.
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Google API NodeJS Client is now released to GitHub and NPM.

Google's officially supported node.js client library for using Google APIs is available on GitHub. It also supports authorization and authentication with OAuth 2.0.
google-api-nodejs-client - Google's officially supported Node.js client library for accessing Google APIs, it comes with OAuth 2.0 support.
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So umm... anyone know if this is a product I can buy? If not... someone needs to make a kit. Got a lot of bottles that build up (diet coke addict) and I have enough seed starters now.
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