There is a high degree of doubt that Facebook and Google are doing everything to combat the spread of fake news, as it goes against their revenue source. www.ft.com/content/0…

This information on how Google triages Gmail is a valuable resource for those handling political campaigns. Would be interesting to do the same for PH politics.

Hey @Apple @Tim_Cook can you provide all Apple devices with a private DNS over HTTPS server, when you turn it on? In as much as I trust Cloudflare and NextDNS, I trust you more.

Another reason why Facebook can’t be trusted. #DeleteFacebook

Amazon’s Eero now supports Apple’s HomeKit. I am still waiting for a WiFi 6, HomeKit-enabled, router with at least 4-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Ash Wednesday, Feb 26, marks the start of the Catholic’s Lenten season, when the devotees are encouraged abstinence. If you are Catholic, why not abstain from using Facebook and Instagram until Easter? If you survive, continue and delete your Facebook and Instagram accounts. :)

Why can’t all networks do this? www.cnn.com/videos/us…

Shake Shack burgers and fries (and one chocolate milk shake)

How to stop Safari from leaking your data - use @DuckDuckGo

Prof. Douglas J. Leith tested six (6) major browsers and documented the results on a paper, “Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?”. Prof. Leith found out that Safari connects to remote servers, the search engine’s and Apple’s.

“This happens via the search autocomplete feature, which sends web addresses to backend servers in realtime as they are typed”

To protect you, change default search engine to @DuckDuckGo and then turn off all other options, including “Include search engine suggestions”, and if you don’t trust Apple, block api-glb-dub.smoot.apple.com.

How to connect a 5.25” floppy disk to your Apple Watch. Genius! invidio.us/watch

Don’t try these so-called baking/cooking hacks at home - they’re hacks that don’t work. twitter.com/thisisFox…

Why ACT should stop using Facebook

The Alliance for Concerned Teachers (why it is a .com instead of a .org perhaps has some hidden meaning behind it) is right in going against the Philippine National Police’s profiling of teachers and students. However, what they don’t understand is how relatively easy it is to identify teachers and students - just by microtargetting them on Facebook!

If the ACT is really against profiling of sorts, they should actively go against the use of Facebook by their members and their members’ schools, and not to forget, the Department of Education (DepEd). The continued use of Facebook by DepEd, schools and teachers, forces students and parents to provide more information to Facebook, which makes microtargetting (and profiling) easier and more accurate. All it takes is for the PNP to use their intelligence funds (and not to forget, they can get DICT to help them) to buy adverts and target specific demographics.

So, ACT, if you are really serious, ACT to protect the teachers and students (and their parents)!

If you do Computer Vision research, then you are not foreign to YOLO. The scientist who created it just did something that most would not even consider. Kudos Joseph Redmon! twitter.com/pjreddie/…

Where is #SevenOfNine? #Picard

Dear @Smugmug, what is the future of @Flickr like? Supported it by extending subscription, but need to know where it is leading to, besides keeping the site up and running. A mobile app revamp is much needed, too.

Of course, Facebook isn’t being truthful. If you trust Facebook, then you are a fool! #DeleteFacebook privacyinternational.org/long-read…

#crowdsourcing looking for meditation/mindfulness iOS app that has no third-party trackers and does not collect and share data with third-parties. Help. #privacy

Personalized! LOL music.apple.com/us/playli…

Trying out the new @StarbucksPH #Yuzu #ColdBrew #coffee

Good for the EU! UK needs to do the same! www.ft.com/content/8… #DeleteFacebook

Wearing a mask when inside an enclosed public environment, e.g., ride sharing, makes unlocking the iPhone using FaceID impossible. However, using the Apple Watch to read important notifications is an awesome experience.

That Creepy Line - https://tubitv.com/movies/505732/the_creepy_line #CS196

Another reason NOT to use Chrome. arstechnica.com/informati…

On Philippine Depository Receipts (PDRs) - illegal or not?

This got me thinking. I have read the primer on PDRs by Mr. Raul J. Palabrica, and it seems that PDRs are legit, and that it was ridiculous for the PH gov’t to go after companies issuing PDRs. However, I did not know that such a legit instrument can be illegal, to wit:

Q: Are the depository receipts issued by ABS-CBN the same as those issued by Rappler? A: Definitely not. To begin with, the depository receipt issued by ABS-CBN was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which comes as a validation that the constitutional ban on foreign media ownership was not violated. Rappler, in its receipt, granted the foreign investor veto powers on the operation of the company, which the SEC ruled was tantamount to giving foreigners control over the business and hence, violative of the Constitution. From @attyharryroque writing on “ABS-CBN franchise primer

So there you go. Read the links and decide for yourself.

🥩 with 🥦 and 🍚 #WangFu