Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads Brian Krebs: A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and …Continue reading "That’s a nice ad-supported website ya got there…"
The end of an era—CD Baby are closing down their online retail store later this year, to focus on distribution, monetisation and promotion services. I’m guessing that Bandcamp contributed to the dip in revenue over the last few years.Continue reading ""
How the BBC’s Netflix-killing plan was snuffed by myopic regulation Insiders reveal just how close the BBC came to launching a credible Netflix competitor—only to have the door slammed in its face. Sadly, I’m not surprised. Another UK tradition upheld.Continue reading ""
The Northern Ireland Secretary of State league Peter Donaghy, writing at Slugger O’Toole, runs through all the post-holders ranked in ascending order of how well they handled the brief. No surprise, Mo Mowlam gets full marks.Continue reading ""
Pushy algorithms Wendy Grossman discusses the return of ‘age verification’, a poorly-though-out idea whose time, it seems, has come again. One consequence of the last three and a half years of British politics, which saw everything sucked into the Bermuda Triangle of Brexit debates, is that things that appeared to have fallen off the back …Continue reading "“Think Of The Children!”, 2020 Edition"
I’ve been using the Read Later feature of Reeder 4 for a couple of weeks now, and I’m finding it a big improvement over Safari’s Reading List. The biggest is that it’s under my nose, as I have Reeder open on one or other of my devices most of the day. The next biggest plus …Continue reading "RSS Reading Hacks"
We need more editors Part of the reason we are in the state we are in is because we have been too dependent on technology to manage information. We have stopped investing in core human skills built up over centuries to ensure the quality and integrity of information.Continue reading ""
Declutter Your Inbox. Subscribe to Email Newsletters Straight Into Inoreader This could prove very useful! Another reason why I’ve no hesitation in recommending Inoreader.Continue reading ""
Night of the Long Boris: several UK cabinet members fired, finance chief quits Ho boy. I can only assume that Boris Johnson wants to deliver big for those who backed him and are betting against the UK economy, by driving the country into the ground through sheer incompetence.Continue reading ""
Your Phone is Not Your Friend Cell phones are 24/7 GPS surveillance devices, constantly leaking data at all times. At any given time, your phone is broadcasting your location. It’s also usually broadcasting a bunch of other information such as WiFi connection information and usage data. Recently, Privacy International found that some devices and apps …Continue reading "Your Phone is Not Your Friend"