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I’m Skeptical About SmugMug’s Acquisition of Flickr

I learned yesterday (April 20) that Flickr was acquired by another photography website, SmugMug.com. I’ve been a longtime user and subscriber to Flickr. I’ve seen Flickr go through several, often upsetting changes over the years. Acquisition by Yahoo.com. Sold off … Continue reading

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8tracks.com Reinstates Unlimited Free Streaming

I’ve long been a user/member of the streaming mix site 8tracks.com. The service put a one-hour cap per day on free streaming in 2016. Today the streaming limitations were lifted and now anyone can listen to audio streams on 8tracks.com … Continue reading

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AOL to Discontinue Instant Messenger

I can’t remember the last time I used AOL Instant Messenger. Today in email I got the following notice: Dear AIM user, We see that you’ve used AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) in the past, so we wanted to let you … Continue reading

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Surveillance Video Interview with Edward Snowden

HBO’s John Oliver’s topic on this video is “Surveillance” and online privacy. It is quite an entertaining interview deeply mired in some troubling facts that have been revealed by Edward Snowden,  a former system administrator who leaked classified NSA documents to … Continue reading

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Be Careful When Accessing Public WiFi

Places like Safeway offer patrons access to a public wifi network. My workplace IT department recently issued this memo regarding access to public wifi systems. It is good advice that goes beyond my workplace and something you should think about. … Continue reading

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