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Another Reason Not To Trust Google

August 30th, 2023 · No Comments

Google Removes ‘Pirate’ URLs from Users’ Privately Saved Links

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Category: General · Security · Technology


Apple Disputes Some Details of Google’s Project Zero Report on iOS Security Vulnerabilities

September 12th, 2019 · No Comments

Apple says the attack was “narrowly-focused” rather than a broad-based exploit of iPhones as described. Fewer than a dozen websites targeting Uighur Muslims were affected, according to Apple. Further, Apple says that Google created a false impression of mass exploitation, causing fear among iPhone owners.

Google also got the length of the attacks wrong. Apple says the websites were operational for approximately two months rather than two years, with the vulnerabilities fixed 10 days after Apple learned about them. Fixes were already in the works when Google approached Apple.

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Category: Apple iOS · Security · Technology

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Google’s iOS and Android Apps Track and Store Location Data With Location History Disabled – Mac Rumors

August 17th, 2018 · No Comments

This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone

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New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds | TechCrunch

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Looks like at least iOS is not vulnerable. But this could be nasty in other devices. Source: New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds | TechCrunch

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The Future of VR for Google is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR | Voices of VR Podcast

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Except currently it is completely shit. I tried a few weeks ago to get Chromium working and gave up. You would think it would be straight forward but its not as you have to make a couple of special changes to Chromium settings which either didn’t work or don’t work as advertised. I gave up […]

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Category: Technology · Virtual Reality

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NewsBlur vs Feedly – Let the RSS Reader Wars Begin

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Since Google announced shutting down Google Reader I’ve been looking for a new news reader that fits my needs. I’ve been using Feedly for a month or more. Although the iOS app is pretty decent the web based experience is terrible. The only way to use it is through some Chrome extension. Its terrible and […]

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Ray Ozzie Has Been Assimilated

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

I had a lot of respect for Ray Ozzie until I read this article titled “Google Wave anti-web” It seems that Ray has been drowned in the Microsoft Cool-Aid and has been assimilated by the MS Borg. Ray Ozzie created Lotus Notes and Groove. Two very well respected and useful collaboration tools. However, a number […]

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Google Wave Will Make A Big Splash

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been reading what I can about Google Wave and it looks to have some really nice features for collaboration on so many different levels. I’ve missed a real collaboration tool since Groove was purchased by Microsoft. I used to use Groove on a daily basis with a number of different people and different projects […]

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Category: General · Software Development

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Gmail for mobile HTML5 Series

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Looks like the Google GMail team is doing some interesting things with HTML5: The HTML5 draft adds a lot of exciting functionality to browsers. Perhaps the most exciting is adding a way for websites to be launched offline. For devices that have a high bandwidth and highly available connection, offline functionality might not be so […]

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BirdFeeder – Might Be Onto Something

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

When I first heard of this I dismissed it as I thought they were talking about the demise of email due to Twitter. That would be a ridiculous notion. However, after getting into the presentation further, (found here) I realized Daniel Sandler might be onto something. From the BirdFeeder website: Birdfeeder is the prototype implementation […]

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