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Stay classy Apple.
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Apple classy? OMGWTFBBQ

This is the best part of that article about Apple practices...tongue in cheeck of course.

"I think this calls for an official EU investigation into Google's behaviour." 
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I know what I am having for lunch today!
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Great series! Glad to see we have more of it to look forward to next year.
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Google search.... for your phone. Fantastic!
 
We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app!
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I did this from my tablets. I figured it might be necessary to find the kid's tablet and/or shut it down remotely.
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Comcast tells you that nobody wants gigabit internet and Verizon tells you that unlimited data is bad. Better work harder on that reality distortion field.
"There is no practical effect of data limits on the majority of users."
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In case you were curious about the information Google maintains about you..
Google is a data-crawling machine, we all know that. But what exactly does Google know about you? You can access certain information stored about you online with the links provided in this article. While some of this stuff might be scary, it’s also nice to know that you have control over many things happening with …
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As much as you want to believe that officials are going to play by the rules with these tools, it is clear there are enough incidents to require additional oversight.

"...cops in that county, which includes the city of Buffalo, used the devices 47 times since 2010 but only once sought and obtained a court order to do so. That revelation contradicts what the county sheriff said last year when he asserted that the department only used the devices under “judicial review.”

"The surveillance tool simulates a legitimate cell phone tower to trick mobile phones and other devices on a cellular network into connecting to the devices and revealing their location. Stingrays emit a signal that is stronger than the signal of other cell towers in the vicinity in order to force mobile phones and other devices to establish a connection with them and reveal their unique ID. Stingrays can then determine the direction from which the phone connected— a data point that can then be used to track the movement of the phone as it continuously connects to the fake tower."
In the single case in which police sought permission from a court, they asked for a court order rather than a warrant, which carries a lower burden of proof.
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Add all the oversight you want, there are so many corrupt people in the game, it will be a fail everytime :(

I wish there was a way to get rid of those ...people for lack of a better word.
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Comcast has officially abandoned its $45 million merger with Time Warner Cable, after encountering resistance from regulators. "Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great...
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I had no idea that Marvel was against the rocks. You can tell they've hit their stride with the MCU.
Fifteen years ago, Marvel had just escaped bankruptcy. This week, it could overtake Harry Potter as the biggest film franchise in history. How did the company turn around its fortunes?
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I support all day breakfast!
Devotees of the McDonald’s breakfast menu celebrated in March when it was announced that the fast food chain would extend breakfast beyond the standard 10.30am cut-off time.
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I support this 100%. The breakfast burritos with hot sauce are crack, and I welcome eating them all hours of they day now!
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This is bullshit. I've heard +Jeff Jarvis and +Leo Laporte talk about this regularly and Google does not have a monopoly on search.

Unless you are using Chrome browser, which does not come installed by default on ANY operating system, Google isn't even the default search provider.

That means you CHOOSE to use Google for your search results. All these people that say Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc aren't viable competition mean to say, "I don't like them as much as Google" because they absolutely provide the same services.

It is just like this "right to be forgotten" crap that only impacts Google. The perspective on the internet is borked by the EU.
 
Google faces a fine of over $6 billion.
The European Union has formally accused Google of illegal, monopolistic practices, stating that the American company abused its position as market leader by prioritizing its own services in search...
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Wow, that case will show the ignorance of the EU. What are search engines supposed to do? Show you the results of their competitors? This isn't car insurance.
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I'm usually not a fan of indie productions of Star Trek, but this one has me intrigued. Backed by Tim Russ and Walter Koenig.. this has some pretty good production values! 
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Have to admit I wouldnt mind watching it.  I was surprised to see so many Star Trek stars in it.
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