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You Are the Product
John Lanchester reviews 3 books on Facebook and Google, and comes to the conclusion that Facebook does things because it can, without considering whether it should.
facebook  advertising  psychology  Internet  zuckerberg  google 
august 2017 by pw201
How To Add A Security Key To Your Gmail (Tech Solidarity)
2FA without the SMS/phone number backup (which can be hacked by social engineering your mobile phone network provider).
email  google  2fa  authentication  security 
august 2017 by pw201
The Google Memo: What Does the Research Say About Gender Differences? | HeterodoxAcademy.org
"1. Gender differences in math/science ability, achievement, and performance are small or nil...
2. Gender differences in interest and enjoyment of math, coding, and highly “systemizing” activities are large. ...
3. Culture and context matter, in complicated ways. Some gender differences have decreased over time as women have achieved greater equality, showing that these differences are responsive to changes in culture and environment. But the cross-national findings sometimes show “paradoxical” effects: progress toward gender equality in rights and opportunities sometimes leads to larger gender differences in some traits and career choices. Nonetheless, it seems that actions taken today by parents, teachers, politicians, and designers of tech products may increase the likelihood that girls will grow up to pursue careers in tech, and this is true whether or not biology plays a role in producing any particular population difference."
feminism  google  diversity  psychology  gender  politics 
august 2017 by pw201
We only hire the trendiest
More efficient hiring and better tools are cheaper than competing for candidates from the top universities.
tech  programming  hiring  recruiters  google 
march 2016 by pw201
What they mean when the government says “We do not have ‘direct’ access to your info” | Fabius Maximus
They mean "we're sniffing the traffic, we don't have root on Google's servers", alleges Marcus Ranum.
nsa  google  spying  sniffer  marcus-ranum  privacy  security  prism 
august 2013 by pw201
Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is | Technology | The Observer
"The fact is that Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all integral components of the US cyber-surveillance system. Nothing, but nothing, that is stored in their "cloud" services can be guaranteed to be safe from surveillance or from illicit downloading by employees of the consultancies employed by the NSA. That means that if you're thinking of outsourcing your troublesome IT operations to, say, Google or Microsoft, then think again."
nsa  google  xkeyscore  cloud  edward-snowden  security  internet  china 
august 2013 by pw201
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules | New Republic
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech
law  twitter  speech  google  islam  censorship  facebook 
may 2013 by pw201
Chromium Blog: Connecting Web Apps with Web Intents
This looks like a nice idea, allowing one site to offer facilities to another similar to the way Android apps can advertise the ability to, say, share a link or send email. I imagine there'll be security stuff to work out. If Chrome and Firefox support it, that'd be great.
internet  browser  android  intent  api  google  firefox  chrome  web 
august 2011 by pw201
The Real Life Social Network v2
Via andrewducker,a great presentation from Paul Adams at Google which goes some way to explaining the design of Google Plus.
internet  facebook  privacy  relationships  google  social  social-networks  plus 
july 2011 by pw201
App Inventor for Android
Graphical app builder for Android phones, for people who don't want to write Java. Interesting to contrast Google's approach with Apple's here: Apple have effectively banned this sort of thing.
programming  development  tools  google  mobile  android 
july 2010 by pw201
"I WANT TO TAKE GOOGLES OFF OF MY HOME PAGE" | MetaFilter
What happens when your blog becomes one of the top Google results for "login to Facebook". Take it either as a serious lesson about user interface design, or an opportunity to mock the stupid.
facebook  login  funny  internet  computers  ui  user-interface  browser  google 
february 2010 by pw201
Where is the path (or street)
Map site with OS maps on one side and Google's aerial/sat photos on the other. Nice.
uk  map  google  satellite  ordnancesurvey  mashup  maps  openspace 
september 2008 by pw201
10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube | MetaFilter
Links to worthwhile videos on YouTube: lectures from authors and intellectuals, that kind of thing.
youtube  Video  metafilter  education  google  talks 
december 2007 by pw201
Searching For Evil
Ross Anderson's Google tech talk on various internet scams,
ross-anderson  google  phishing  internet  Security  advertising 
september 2007 by pw201

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