Keep telling yourself Google isn’t evil.
AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:
An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.
Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.
Totally agree with Jon on this. Let’s wait to see what they ship but doesn’t make one feel any better about Google.
Asia Tech Review: August 6 2018 | Revue:
As I said on Twitter, Google has done a lot more than most to help increase internet adoption in India, Southeast Asia and other markets through initiatives such as free WiFi, data-friendly apps, and even ‘lite’ versions of Android. Arguably this all serves the purpose of widening the market it can monetize, but the impact is positive for all. However, its seemingly financially-motivated return to China – and 180-degree flip on opposing censorship – threatens to remove any positive sentiment about its business and progress in Asia.
Last year’s pick was Netflix. Makes sense – the operating system video.
Now he is picking Spotify – essentially the operating system for audio. Makes sense, and this is why they shouldn’t mess around with video at all.
Hadn’t seen this before. I think it makes some fair points and is a good reminder of , doing right by users, and 2, that great platforms help everyone using the platform get better, not just the platform.
Focus On The User
Article pretty much nails it.
Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.
This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.
Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.
Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.
On Apple, Love Letters and Educators – Oh My Pizza Blog
Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK:
But the British couple didn’t celebrate. That’s not their way. “If you embark on something like this you can’t really be a victory or despair personality, because you’d burn out,” says Shivaun, 49. “We insist on it being dispassionate.” Their company was destroyed, their lives bent out of shape – but the pair insist the campaign’s been worth it. “It would have been wrong to back out,” says Adam, 51. “So we just did the right thing.”
Wouldn’t it be cool if giant tech companies like Google would just do the right thing instead of basically being evil but using a slogan of Do No Evil…
Big tech is scary at times.