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How to Delete a Google+ Account. Your Google+ profile is the social network aspect of your Google account. For a while, it was required to use YouTube, but Google has since reverted those requirements. Your Google+ profile stores all of...
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Thanks +Stephen Glasskeys - it would be good to keep in touch some other way maybe?
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Michael Pollan | https://youtu.be/rbZBJT358_Y | "You’ll Never Eat McDonald’s French Fries Again After Watching This."
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See, most real advancements in technology usually don't involve Google or Facebook.
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Smartest woman in the world
Cenk Uygur did a funny segment about this:
https://youtu.be/L3Ye83xuFMw

#hispandering   #notmyabuela   #democrats  
She may be a grandmother, but an effort to appeal to young Hispanic voters seemed to backfire this week.
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Swedish TV and movies
Any plussers out there fans of Swedish TV shows or movies?
I started this obsession with Wallander, Let The Right One In, Dragon trilogy, and now Bron | | Broen (The Bridge). 

#swedish   #sweden  
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10 bucks to the first guy to punch an upgraded Glasshole in the face
Google Glass has merely been “resting” -- according to an FCC filing. But Google's Enterprise Edition of Glass will be aimed at business uses of the weirdo wearable, not the fabled “Glassholes” of yore...
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I wonder if this was one of Guy Kawasaki's PR train wrecks.
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are flying -- like bluebottles around a two-day-old carcass. Our friends in South Korea hope the new range of flagship phones will reverse their flagging fortunes...
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How about a new name? Galaxy Gimmick
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Why Google is trying to kill the password
In addition to Google's creepy penchant for knowing every place you go with your mobile, its real objective is to eventually require all logins to be based on biometric data. This unique and extremely personal information about your body allows Google (and its partner in crime, the NSA) to identify who you are, and it's far easier than using a fingerprint.
 
Biometric logins also allow Google to easily monitor and gather (steal) data regarding the state of your health -- data about you the company has been trying to access for years. Selling this information to pharmaceutical and insurance companies is an extremely profitable enterprise.
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Google tries again to kill the password, tests new auth idea via your phone
Google is testing a new authentication method. In a bid to get rid of the password, la GOOG will instead pop up a prompt on your phone, asking you if it’s OK to log you in.

It’s not exactly two-factor authentication (2FA). Perhaps you could call it 1½FA?

Rohit Paul (pictured) is a beta tester of the new thing. He leaked the test to the world.

In #ITBW, bloggers wonder how they can join in.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3018028/security/google-authentication-phone-test-password-itbwcw.html
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+Gary Royal Password free login isn't a bad idea, its the corporation that's trying to implement it. We can't forget Google is the company the EFF just took to court for spying on schoolchildren -- this after the company lied on multiple occasions claiming it wasn't. 
And it's not the first time, its two founders stole their original search technology from somebody else and ripped off every cool feature Apple invented in iOS for Android. 

Let's also acknowledge the fact that if a person creates a great technology but doesn't have establishment friends, connections, etc. there is little chance in hell the establishment tech press will mention the technology, company, or product. 

The latest example -- Theranos -- a dodgy company promising exciting new blood testing technology that has never, ever worked.  Yet this company and its CEO was hyped to hell and back because Elizabeth Holmes is an entitled establishment rich kid with connections to players in government, industry, and press.
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SpaceX rocks, one of the few remaining SV companies famous for making hardware -- old school. Of course Apple is an exception, but it seems like the only other companies that we hear about in the valley these days do little more than host surveillance state search engines or hire gazillions of programmers to write simple little social media apps (spyware).
 
Watch "Falcon 9 First Stage Landing | From Helicopter" Via Elon Musk
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Technology writer, blog watcher & developer. Full-time fan of funny people, dogs & coffee.
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I currently write ITWorld's README File column and poke fun at IT's expense with Richi Jennings writing ComputerWorld's IT Blogwatch. I've also been lucky enough to write for and work with the talented group at Forbes NetAppVoice.

I started writing online shortly after founding my blog -- Glasskeys.com -- a website for tablet & mobile fanatics.

Twitter: @glasskeys
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