Category Archives: Stupidity

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network | WIRED

Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/inside-the-nsas-secret-tool-for-mapping-your-social-network/

Why Flori-duh? Man Landed His Car on Top of Two Others

Why does this kind of stuff seem to always happen in Floriduh?

A traffic accident in Florida has led to one of the most confusing scenarios of 2020. On Tuesday a driver in Citrus County put their car in reverse at a high rate of speed, jumping the curb and landing on two parked cars.

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Don’t Push Against a No

Every minute you waste trying to convince a no 😬 into a yes in business, is a minute wasted when you could be collaborating with someone that is a yes 😊 already.

Spinach Wraps?

I thought these wraps had spinach in them. What the £%*¥ is spinach powder? #marketing not #nutrition

It’s not nice to fool Brownie Bytes

Garden Spinach Wraps – Mission Foods

Click on Nutrition to see the ingredients.

https://www.missionfoods.com/products/garden-spinach-wraps/

Apple Caught Listening to Your iPhone and iPad

Earlier this month, Facebook gave its 1.3 billion users the perfect reason to delete their accounts. Now Apple appears has done the same for its 1.4 billion iPhone and iPad users worldwide. 

Last month The Guardian revealed Apple was employing contractors to listen to and “grade” Siri recordings and they “regularly” heard confidential information from iPhone and iPad users, including medical information, drug deals and recordings of couples having sex. And now a new report from the Irish Examiner has given a sense of scale to what was happening.  

“Contractors in Cork [Ireland] were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift, before Apple suspended the practice last month,” explains the Examiner, who got its information from “an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.” 

More:

www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/08/24/apple-iphone-ipad-privacy-siri-recordings-ios-upgrade-iphone-xs-max-xr-update/

Warning for iPhone & iPad Apple Users – Security Threat!

Apple has failed to fix a 4 year old bug so now iPhone and iPad users are vulnerable to a security threat. www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/08/10/apple-iphone-ipad-security-warning-ios-12-ios13-iphone-xs-max-xr/

FaceApp denies storing users’ photographs without permission

App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s features.

Worried?

See more (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/17/faceapp-denies-storing-users-photographs-without-permission

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop | WIRED

Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s “recommended for you” feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/the-toxic-potential-of-youtubes-feedback-loop/

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