Today is the day we effectively declare victory in Europe: Google can no longer operate the way it has been. The MADA is dead, and Android is now open for business for competing services. https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/complying-ecs-android-decision/
Google's chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, lied to Congress. https://theintercept.com/2018/10/09/google-china-censored-search-engine/
There's a certain irony to getting an email from a site about privacy with a tracking pixel embedded in it. cc: @chosafine
A thought on voice interaction regarding a very neat implementation: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/6/17826774/bmw-voice-assistant-ai-infotainment
I love this and I want my own car system to have similar abilities. It's interesting though that BMW has chosen statements of status "I feel tired" or "I feel cold", to command the car to do something. This suggests you're informing the car, and then the car is "deciding" what to do.
I would rather tell the car "keep me awake" or "keep me warmer". I should command the car what to do.
> How do I avoid Google Chrome's "simplified view" nag?
Use Firefox :P
It's time the entire world united under one common goal: Telling Google to ---- off. https://www.polemicdigital.com/google-amp-go-to-hell/
Wow, the Senate hot takes are smoking today. Sanders introduces the Stop BEZOS Act: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/the-stop-bezos-act-summary?inline=file
At the Goodwill checkout with a LP, the cashier tells me, "no returns on records." I look at her and say, Show more
"So, all sales are vinyl?"
Oh my God, today is not a good day for Google. GTP posted a demo video showing them signing up for Google Ads using a known Russian troll farm's tax ID. Google said they "fixed it"... and then GTP did it again the next day.
Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee literally has an empty chair at their hearing that Google refused to show up at, and they refer to it regularly.
thinking about it...
would an Initial Chosa Offering just be like a date?
"Researchers reveal Android devices communicating with Google servers almost 90 times per hour" https://www.digit.in/article/amp/internet/43077/researchers-reveal-android-devices-communicating-with-google-servers-almost-90-times-per-hour
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“Paul Graham blocked me on Twitter”
Good piece on re-evaluating your heroes. https://code.likeagirl.io/paul-graham-blocked-me-on-twitter-c28ca647c7f8
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