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Surprise Echo Owners, You're Now Part of Amazon's Random Social Network
This is a unique aspect to being a consumer of the Internet of Things: The things stay connected to the company you bought them from, which means the company can push down an update from afar and change them into, well, other things. Overnight, the Echo went from being a voice-activated Google search to a device that could be networked to a bunch of other devices.
internetOfThings  privacy 
7 days ago
Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It
Authority is constructed and contextual:

"In the Obama administration, this piece of online real estate featured direct links for consumers to apply for coverage and infographic breakdowns of the ACA’s benefits and critical dates. Since Trump was inaugurated, it has been retrofitted into an bulletin board for information critical of the law."
medical  government  informationLiteracy 
7 days ago
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