Hello, There is no surcease from businesses turning your personal information and your online life into a commodity. Where you live, who you visit, topics you discuss, health problems, political views, sex life, age, products you buy and much more are gleaned from your computer/tablet/phone use. The ease of use of devises masks the incessant always-on collection of information. Every time you use a devise your digital personhood is becoming more and more specific and voluminous. And that very personal information has become a product in itself to sell to other business. Your/my/our private selves are predictable and no longer private. You can take back some of that by limiting what is gathered and sold. Below are some of the way that you can do this, particularly opting out of some of the major info gatherers as noted in the Yelp piece. fred
One of Facebook’s newer tools is called Privacy Checkup, which can be found in a menu called Privacy Shortcuts. When you run the checkup with the Facebook app, it quickly walks you through the people you share your posts with by default, the information you show on your profile and the apps that you share your data with.
Also inside the Facebook app’s settings menu is a button labeled Ads. This brings you to your ad preferences, where you can see which advertisers have your contact information and you can control the types of ads that can be shown to you.
For example, you can opt out of being shown ads based on information like your relationship status, employer, job title and education history. You can also opt out of being shown ads based on your activity on other Facebook-owned products like the messaging app WhatsApp or the virtual reality system Oculus." For Facebook do this: The Privacy Checkup helps you review who can see your posts and info from your profile, like your phone number and email address. It also shows you your settings for apps you’ve logged into with Facebook.You can use the Privacy Checkup to review and adjust your privacy settings to help make sure that you’re sharing with who you want.To go to the Privacy Checkup:Click 📷 at the top of any page on Facebook (ex: your homepage)Select Privacy CheckupNote: Privacy Checkup isn't available to everyone right now. For example, you may not have access to Privacy Checkup on certain devices. You can still adjust all of the settings covered by Privacy Checkup by going to your privacy settings. Learn more about how to select an audience for your posts, how to adjust privacy settings for apps and games and how to edit basic info on your profile and choose who can see it.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++ HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INFO
These are some relatively easy ways to protect your data in addition to removing your permission to use it. https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/14/how-to-save-your-privacy-from-the-internets-clutches/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++ THE FBI ASKS YOU TO REBOOT YOUR ROUTER
In a public service announcement published Friday and noted by Ars Technica, and a new addition to a US Department of Justice press release, the FBI explains that it's hoping that your actions will help the US government destroy a botnet before a Russian hacking group, Sofacy, can harden the malware's defenses."
DELETING GOOGLE DATA
Here is how:
NEEDED: A DIGITAL EXPIRATION DATE
They got the data, but do they need it for 10 years. How bout a quarterly expiration date for all data collected by each corporation?
CYBERSECURITY One of the best public sources about cybersecurity is from the Washington Post. A subscription to the Post enable you to receive several newsletters in addition to cybersecurity 202 newsletter. subscribe.washingtonpost.com/newsletters
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A PRIMER ON AUTO RENTAL
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TREE SITTERS ROCK!
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/26/tree-sitters-appalachian-oil-pipeline-virginia-west?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=276217&subid=20881720&CMP=GT_US_collection +++++++++++++++++++++++++ HOW THE REALITY SHOW GUY RULES
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/21/trump-vs-the-deep-state?mbid=nl_Humor%20051418&CNDID=28400132&spMailingID=13505306&spUserID=MTQxNzkzNjAzMzUwS0&spJobID=1401254093&spReportId=MTQwMTI1NDA5MwS2 +++++++++++++++++++++++++ THE ATTACK ON PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/15/rightwing-thinktanks-secret-plot-against-unions?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=274935&subid=20881720&CMP=GT_US_collection +++++++++++++++++++++++++ PAY DISPARITY
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/16/ceo-worker-pay-ratio-america-first-study?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=275088&subid=20881720&CMP=GT_US_collection +++++++++++++++++++++++++ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WATCHING WORKERS This time it may be you...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/14/is-your-boss-secretly-or-not-so-secretly-watching-you?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=274803&subid=20881720&CMP=GT_US_collection +++++++++++++++++++++++++ POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN; A MORAL REVIVAL
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/14/poor-peoples-campaign-arrests-martin-luther-king?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=274935&subid=20881720&CMP=GT_US_collection WHICH POLLS SHOULD YOU TRUST
As election season rolls around again, it becomes more important to distinguish what is happening from the noise of campaigns. This article illustrates which polls have done well. From fivethirtheight.comhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/features/which-pollsters-to-trust-in-2018/?ex_cid=SigDig
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REGRETS OF THE DYING
This woman spent lots of time with people who were at the end of their life. This article chronicles five of the major regrets of people realizing what they had missed during their lives:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Jeepers creepers! This is a scary article. It's an ill bird that fouls it's own nest.
"The largest market for plastics today is for packaging materials. That trash now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally; most of it never gets recycled or incinerated."
BIRTH RATES DOWN: YOUNG PEOPLE GOTTA GET BUSY...
With immigration down, fertility down, who's gonna take care of old people?
MADE UP WORDS USED FREQUENTLY
Irregardless...does not mean regardless.
Misunderestimate...it does not mean to mistakenly underestimate
Refudiate...a lovely sounding word that means nothing but maybe it should
Supposably...capable of being supposed
Authored...a noun misused as a verb for the act of writing
Alot...a lot two separate words should not be combined
MADE UP WORDS THAT MAKE SENSE
Trilema...three possibilities to consider instead of two.
Huggle...hug and cuddle
Testiculating...aggressive male gestures
Confrazeled...at the end or your rope
Thesbian...a woman who acts gay
Prevoid...stop something bad from happening
Eloquacious...eloquent and garrulous
Craptacular...The reality show guy
Ringxiety...When you think your phone is ringing or vibrating. And it's not.