…Apple Maps’ flaws are keeping me from dumping Google for good…

Apple builds its apps with privacy in mind. But after six years, its mapping app lacks many of the features that make Google Maps so useful. [Image: Apple, Google] BY MICHAEL GROTHAUS 2018 could be a watershed year when it comes to the historic willingness of consumers to trade their privacy for online services. People … Continue reading …Apple Maps’ flaws are keeping me from dumping Google for good…

…What Facebook Did to American Democracy…

      ....and why was it so hard to see it coming?............ Luchenko Yana / Shutterstock / Zak Bickel / The Atlantic What Facebook Did to American Democracy In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we … Continue reading …What Facebook Did to American Democracy…

….Smartphone Dystopia….Our Minds Can Be Hijacked…..

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet.  Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits … Continue reading ….Smartphone Dystopia….Our Minds Can Be Hijacked…..