EU Courts Right To Be Forgotten Policy Is Baffling

by David Loft posted May 30th 2014

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Shouldn't the EU courts be making the decisions on what can stay and what should go?

My first question is, should they not go after the sites actually hosting the unwanted content? Of course not, that would to difficult. Especially as much of that content may come from outside of EU's rule...

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(Update: Not So Much) YouTube may buy Twitch for $1 Billion

by David Loft posted May 18th 2014

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Update August 25th 2014: It looks like talks fell through between YouTube and Twitch as it was announced today that Amazon will buy Twitch for $1 Billion.

Everyone thinks Google is going to 'fuck up Twitch like they did with YouTube'

So the internet is going crazy over this. Everyone thinks Google is going to 'fuck up Twitch like they did with YouTube'. Which honestly, is way overblown. Before Google, YouTube was a money pit circled by ravenous lawyers. Google was the only company who could take that service and keep it alive long enough to shape it into the profitable business it is today...

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Goodbye Google Reader, It's Been Swell

by David Loft posted March 14th 2013

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My initial reaction to Google's news was bad, I was angry. But after some thought I realized it may actually be a good thing.

I've used several different podcast apps which synced with Google Reader including Google Listen, Dogcatcher and BeyondPod. But now I use Pocket Casts and it dropped Google Reader support in the latest version. Instead they built their own back end and it works even better than Google Reader...

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Google's New Privacy Policy

by David Loft posted March 1st 2012

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Google's new privacy policy went into effect today and from what I've read, many people seem confused and misinformed.

All Google has done is take over 60 different privacy policies and combine then into one easy to read concise policy. They have only changed the wording of the policy, they are not collecting more data or sharing anything with third parties.

If you have questions as to what Google has on you, go to their dashboard to see. You can even follow the links and delete much of what they have on you. But before you clear your online identity it's worth noting the benefits it provides....

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Google Play Movies Review

by David Loft posted December 4th 2012

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Google has been renting movies through Google Play for a while now but finally brought the option to buy movies to Canada about six weeks ago. After testing it out for the past month I decided it was time to share my thoughts and experiences with the service.

First and foremost, the content selection, or as it pertains to Google Play Movies the lack of content, is a big issue.

I made a list of my favorite 85 movies that I would want in my movie collection. Unfortunately only 52 of those are available to purchase and of the remaining 33, 17 are only available to rent. This includes the just released Dark Knight Rises...

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