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Yeah, right... (Facebook says a bug caused its iPhone app’s inadvertent camera access)

techcrunch.com/2019/11/12/face

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Third-party calls are one of the main reasons for slow loading sites. These calls include loading Google Fonts, loading Google Analytics and loading Google's DoubleClick advertising scripts. Remove these calls and scripts, and websites get so much faster.

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As promised, mastodon.social code of conduct has been updated to add "casteism and advocation of casteism" to the list of explicitly prohibited offenses

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The prince was charmed by the tailor's daughter.

And she was charmed by the prince, as most were.

"We cannot be together," she told him boldly.

He wasn't used to being denied by his subjects, and he told her as much.

"That is why," she explained, finding him a little less dashing.

He went to his twin sister and poured his heart out.

"I'll talk to her," his sister offered.

He was rather put-out when she returned with a bride.

Google acts like the local mafia beating up your store, and then asking your for protection money...

seroundtable.com/basecamp-goog

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Come do your PhD with me at Spinque in Utrecht, NL, on the topic of Professional Search:

ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dossier/p9.ht

Fully funded, with three secondments in Vienna (Allan Hanbury), Milan (Gabriella Pasi) and Tennessee (Diane Kelly).

See the Marie-Curie ITN DOSSIER website for 14 more cool projects, all over Europe, including two in Leiden with Suzan Verberne.
ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dossier/phd_p

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“TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that is inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person”

digitaltrends.com/mobile/is-yo

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