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This is utterly fascinating:
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Same prob on andrioid phone
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You should make an image of "-1" so it looks like you don't like whatever the ad is selling.
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I can honestly say I've witnessed this.
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Me too. I wish others would as well.
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 If your name is +James Bowes or +Jason Connor then this awesome animated sequence is for you. It's about brewing. I think.
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Now you know!
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This might be a decent test for whether or not someone is a robot.  The fact that we(humanity) are able to make this video sent shivers up my spine.
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This is the big story in tech today: 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html 

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I'm just going to post my thoughts on this. Standard disclaimer: They are my own thoughts, and not those of my employer.

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Fuck these guys. 

I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces.

I've seen armies of machines DOS-ing Google. I've seen worms DOS'ing Google to find vulnerabilities in other people's software. I've seen criminal gangs figure out malware. I've seen spyware masquerading as toolbars so thick it breaks computers because it interferes with the other spyware.

I've even seen oppressive governments use state sponsored hacking to target dissidents.

But even though we suspected this was happening, it still makes me terribly sad. It makes me sad because I believe in America. 

Not in that flag-waving bullshit we've-got-our-big-trucks-and-bigger-tanks sort of way, but in the way that you can looked a good friend who has a lot of flaws, but every time you meet him, you think, "That guy still has some good ideas going on".

But after spending all that time helping in my tiny way to protect Google -- one of the greatest things to arise from the internet -- seeing this, well, it's just a little like coming home from War with Sauron, destroying the One Ring, only to discover the NSA is on the front porch of the Shire chopping down the Party Tree and outsourcing all the hobbit farmers with half-orcs and whips. 

The US has to be better than this; but I guess in the interim, that security job is looking a lot more like a Sisyphus thing than ever. 

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Also of note, this article from September may call some recent technical decisions into relief: 

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-06/business/41831756_1_encryption-data-centers-intelligence-agencies

#nsa   #surveillancestate  
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So awesome
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OMN? OH  MY NEWTON this is awesome.
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Might need to quit Google+ soon.  Why is it so bigoted and anti-this and anti-that?  It's like the Youtube 'community' all came over to Google+. 

On a similar note, anyone know how to turn off "what's hot" Google+ posts?
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Oh yeah..you definitely have to adjust (turn off) the "What's hot" feed on Goog+ to make it tolerable. Facebook was better for a while after Timeline/auto-lists and now seems to be getting worse again, so I may finally quit it.
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