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Daily Archives: August 3, 2023

New privacy tools to help you stay safe and in control online

Google Blog: “Last year, we launched the Results about you tool to make it easy for you to request the removal of search results that contain your personal phone number, home address or email, right from the Google app or however you access Search. Now, we’ve significantly updated and improved the tool, helping you keep track of your personal contact information in Search and alerting you when we find it, so you can get it removed. In the coming days, we’ll be rolling out a new dashboard that will let you know if web results with your contact information are showing up on Search. Then, you can quickly request the removal of those results from Google — right in the tool. We’ll also notify you when new results from the web containing your contact info pop up in Search, to give you added peace of mind. You can access this tool in the Google app by clicking on your Google account photo and selecting “Results about you”, or by visiting This tool is available in the U.S. in English to start, and we’re working to bring it to new languages and locations soon…”

Brave cuts ties with Bing to offer its own image and video search results

Brave Blog: “Every image and video result in Brave Search is now served by Brave. Users no longer need to choose between Bing and Google for image and video search. After several months of development, Brave Search is releasing its own privacy-preserving image and video search that is independent from Big Tech search engines. Users… Continue Reading

It’s Time to Rethink Digital Ownership

Wired: “In his quest to watch every Nicolas Cage movie in chronological order, law professor and author Aaron Perzanowski confirmed that he owns nothing—and that you probably don’t, either.” This is a podcast that includes a transcript…. Lauren Goode: “And do you own that music in the cloud? Gideon Lichfield: Well, that’s an interesting question… Continue Reading


The Ponzi Scheme Authority: “Ponzi Scheme Discoveries Skyrocketed In 2022, With One In Four Schemes Involving Crypto  – February 10, 2023 (As a disclaimer, these statistics are presented for educational purposes only, have not been independently verified, and were primarily compiled through articles on Ponzitracker and internet reporting by various sources including Kathy Phelps’ monthly… Continue Reading

Florida ‘effectively’ bans Advanced Placement Psychology course

“The Florida Department of Education has effectively banned A.P. Psychology in the state,” the College Board said in a statement….The American Psychological Association recently reaffirmed that any course that excludes these topics would violate their guidelines and should not be considered for college credit. The APA has given this direct guidance to organizations that have… Continue Reading

The Busy Worker’s Handbook to the Apocalypse

Sam Hall: Revised 11 Jul 2023. This document is also available as a PDF here. Update: Michael Dowd was kind enough to narrate an audio recording of this article. Abstract – Climate change will cause agricultural failure and subsequent collapse of hyperfragile modern civilization, likely within 10–15 years. By 2050 total human population will likely… Continue Reading

Your résumé isn’t the only thing popular job sites evaluate

Washington Post: “…Job seekers…say they’re increasingly struggling to find positions and cut through the hundreds of applications targeted at one job on popular sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and LinkedIn. Many are convinced that job-matching features powered by artificial intelligence on these sites don’t always work in their favor. In some instances, AI recommendation systems are… Continue Reading