Four Strategies to survive automated writing and content bots

Four Strategies to survive automated writing and content bots
— Read on www.businessesgrow.com/2016/07/04/automated-writing/amp/

Beware of the bot-speak.

Steve Mnuchin: Officials should take a serious look at tech monopolies

Mnuchin acknowledged that antitrust matters don’t fall under his jurisdiction, but said someone ought to be looking.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/05/21/steve-mnuchin-officials-should-take-a-serious-look-at-tech-monopolies.html

Too much power?

Amazon Selling Counterfeit Products

Amazon is selling counterfeit products. I just learned this hard lesson.

When I purchased cheaper chargers and cables for my iPhones and iPads, even though they said they were Apple certified and in one case it said it was made by Apple, none of them worked longer than a month.

I went back and looked at reviews and even on 4 star + products I saw the counterfeit reports and evidence. All those glowing reviews were probably fake.

Just spent $80 on a 12W charger and 2 1-meter cables at the Apple store. They work great. Just expensive.

Don’t learn the hard way!

https://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/197446/ul-safety-testing-shows-99-percent-of-counterfeit-iphone-chargers-lack-safeguards-are-unsafe

UL LABS Report

New report shows ‘troubling’ social media censorship of conservative views | News | LifeSite

The Media Research Institute found widespread left-wing bias by Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
— Read on www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-report-shows-troubling-social-media-censorship-of-conservative-views

New report shows ‘troubling’ social media #censorship of #conservative views. @Twitter @Google @Facebook @YouTube

Facebook’s big threat isn’t Cambridge Analytica, it’s advertisers questioning ROI – Digiday

Facebook’s big threat isn’t Cambridge Analytica, it’s advertisers questioning ROI – Digiday
— Read on digiday.com/marketing/facebooks-big-threat-isnt-cambridge-analytica-advertisers-questioning-roi/

As I pour more $ into boosting Facebook posts (Facebook Ads) I’m getting huge increases in eyeballs but not necessarily more sales.

How to Keep Google From Owning Your Online Life – WSJ

Google’s vast internet footprint, from Search to Chrome to Maps, gives it an unparalleled view into our lives. Here’s how to take a Google timeout.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-keep-google-from-owning-your-online-life-1525795372

It’s almost impossible.

Google sets new rules for U.S. election ads – Axios

That includes making ad buyers prove they’re a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
— Read on www.axios.com/google-election-ad-rules-verification-152539137-ae3b88ae-1fa3-4970-82cc-0503d6cc49c0.html

You have to be a US citizen or legal resident to buy campaign ads now on Google.