What I Learned By Quitting Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google,…

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In May I made the decision to excise the so-called “Big Five” tech companies from my life for a month. That meant no services offered by Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, or any of their subsidiaries. There were a number of reasons I wanted to undertake this experiment, ranging from reclaiming my privacy to learning
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When Scott McGovern sold his 19-month-old cannabis media company Green Rush Daily to High Times magazine for $7 million, he’d built a website with 6.5 million unique visitors per month and cultivated a devoted social media following bolstered by a network of influencers and advertisers. Two years earlier, the cannabis “green rush” was in its
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0 More people in the U.S. Googled ‘Stacey Abrams’ than any other politician in 2018 ATLANTA – Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp garnered national coverage in their quest to be Georgia’s next governor. Abrams — an African-American, a woman and a Democrat — sparked particular interest. In fact, more Americans Googled Abrams than any other politician,
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Despite the fact that electronic health records (EHR) contain extremely sensitive information about individuals, it is shockingly easy for malicious actors to get their hands on them, Intsights security researchers have discovered. It took them some 90 hours to try to gain access to 50 databases used by healthcare organizations and they found that 15
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Three of the overall most-searched topics were also in the top five loss-related searches. Google have released their annual Year in Search feature, and deaths accounted for much of 2018’s highest-trending topics. Specifically, Avicii holds the distinction of the #2 most-searched phrase on the search engine over the past year. Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) passed away
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing “examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Reuters Washington: For Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, it was an occasion to celebrate as Indian American Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO, appeared before a Congressional committee for a grilling
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Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Southeast Asia ride-hailing company Grab has received a $150 million investment from Yamaha Motor Company, according to reports. Grab, which recently bought out Uber in the region, is in the midst of a Series H funding round. The two companies plan to collaborate on providing pliable financial
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The question of whether subtitles constitute a literary work was debated in Australia’s Federal Court on Friday morning, as a group of rights owners led by Roadshow Films seek to get a swathe of “piracy” websites blocked. Counsel for Roadshow said the coalition involved in this case can be categorised into three groups, with the
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An eagle-eyed nuclear weapons analyst has uncovered an incredible stuff up by Russia’s equivalent of Google Earth. Online mapping company Yandex, which offers a satellite map service, tried to hide foreign military bases in Turkey and Israel through blurring. But they’ve instead achieved the exact opposite and highlighted them for the world to see. In
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techrepublic Kubernetes: The smart person’s guide Kubernetes is a series of open source projects for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Find out why the ecosystem matters, how to use it, and more. Read More If you want to use a safe third-party container, smart people know they should turn to Bitnami.
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