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Google Stops Controversial Ad Promotion

Google Stops Controversial Ad Promotion

There is a Google ad campaign that concerns a lot of people. So there are ads inside Gmail that can read other emails, no matter how personal or intimate. But thanks to Google Cloud, that stops. Google stops controversial ad promotion. So Google Cloud comes up with software they call G Suite. They sell it to Gmail users. So if you get this software, you don't get email scanning and invading ads. Sounds great, right? But some customers are still [...]

Go FCC Yourself

Go FCC Yourself: John Oliver For Net Neutrality

Last month, on his late night talk show, host/comedian John Oliver praised the Internet. He also called out the Trump administration. This is because of their lack of protection for net neutrality. But he wants you to do something about it. He wants you to Go FCC yourself: John Oliver for net neutrality. So here is what Oliver wants you to do. Type go FCC yourself in any search engine. This will take you straight to the FCC (Federal Communications [...]

Uber CEO Resigns

Uber CEO Resigns: What Lies Ahead?

Uber is one of the biggest success stories in business and IT service history. Ten years ago, Uber didn't exist. But now, everyone uses Uber. Then this should be happy days for Uber, right? However, not so much. In fact, Uber investors want Travis Kalanick to resign. Kalanick agreed. Uber CEO resigns: What lies ahead? I highly doubt Travis Kalanick chose to resign. But an investigation, led by former US Attourney Eric Holder, shows disturbing things going in the Uber [...]

Trump to Silicon Valley Execs

Trump to Silicon Valley Execs: Fix Government Tech

Yesterday, President Trump met with top tech leaders again. This includes Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Microsoft's Satya Nadella. Then there was the clear message. Trump to Silicon Valley execs: Fix government tech. So President Trump wants to improve government technology. Trump also told them federal technology lags way behind the private sector. Furthermore, he wants federal agencies to have better tech facilites to better serve Americans. However, he wants to technology to be cheaper to buy, on their end. But there's [...]

Is Computer Technology Killing The American Dream?

Is Computer Technology Killing The American Dream?

Okay, let me start off by saying I am very thankful for 21st century computer technology. Let most of you, I depend on it daily. But I read an article that made me think. Is computer technology killing the American Dream? I say this because things aren't what they used to be. Did you know that Millenialls are the first generation in US history to do worse than their parents? It's not their fault. But it's the world they were [...]

Did North Korea Start Wannacry?

Did North Korea Start Wannacry?

Remember the Wannacry malware virus last month? If you don't, then let me refresh you. It caused the health industry in Great Britain mass chaos. In fact, it hit dozens of other nations. Did North Korea start Wannacry? Britian's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says yes. They say North Korean group Lazarus was behind the hold thing. But does this hacking group sound familiar? It should. Because this group hacked Sony back in late 2014. This was their was of [...]

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods: Is This Too Much?

Amazon already dominates much of the IT service and support field. They got the Internet retail on lock. They also got delivery services. But now, Jeff Bezos wants the food/grocery industry, too. And he'll probably get it. Because Amazon acquires Whole Foods: Is this too much? That's right. Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. That's about $42 a share. Also, they expect to finish the deal by the end of 2017. Whole Foods is a nationwide grocery chain, specializing [...]

Happy Birthday GIF

Happy Birthday GIF

Yesterday was a horrible day. We had shootings in Alexandria, VA and San Francisco. Then we had an inferno in London. There was also a deadly mudslide in Bangladesh. But I'm here to talk happy news. As in happy birthday GIF. So GIF means Graphics Interchange Format. On June 15, 1987, Steve Wilhite created the GIF. In 1987, he worked at CompuSave. The company asked him to make color images for files people can download. So in 1987, he came [...]

Marissa Mayer Resigns

Marissa Mayer Resigns: Is Yahoo Dead?

As most of you know, Verizon purchased Yahoo for around 4 1/2 billion dollars. But when mergers happen, it's often low-end workers that leave. However, with this merger, even the Yahoo CEO has to go. Marissa Mayer resigns: Is Yahoo Dead? So Verizon gave a statement. The statement announced Meyer's choice to resign, rather than continue with the movie. Furthermore, Meyer penned a letter to her employers. She called it an honor to work and lead the company for five [...]

Pakistan Man Gets Death Sentence

Pakistan Man Gets Death Sentence Over Facebook

Okay, we all know a Facebook posts can get you fired. Also, a compromising Facebook post can earn you a divorce or break-up. But in Pakistan, it earned one man something far more serious. A Pakistan man gets death sentence over Facebook. So 30-year-old Taimoor Raza is guilty of blasphemy. He got into a religious debate on Facebook with someone. But that someone turned out to be an undercover cop. The cop arrested him for blasphemy. This is part of Pakistan's [...]

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