Category Archives: Culture

In the middle of the night do you know who your phone is talking to?

In the middle of the night do you know who your phone is talking to? Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post

We ran a privacy experiment to see how many hidden trackers are running from the apps on our iPhone. The tally is astounding.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking/

German Policeman Comes Up With An Effective Way To Deal With Rubberneckers At A Fatal Crash – Digg

Rubbernecking is bad — it intrudes on tragic situations, it slows down traffic and it’s just not great. This German policeman had enough after a crash on the Autobahn, and came up with a new way to shame rubberneckers.
— Read on digg.com/video/crash-rubbernecking

Pull them over, invite them to look at the dead body, and charge them a fine.

We Can’t Tell If This Is The Best Or Worst Brand Tweet Of All Time – Digg

Writer Tony Posnanski got into a little beef with the Twitter account for coconut water brand Vita Coco on Wednesday and things took a rather unexpected turn.
— Read on digg.com/2019/vita-coco-pee-tweet

Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs | WIRED

In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a community of women who have escaped a life of repression are fighting a digital resistance.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/inside-chinas-massive-surveillance-operation/