Steve Wozniak Drops Facebook: ‘The Profits Are All Based On the User’s Info’

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has formally deactivated his Facebook account. In an email interview with USA Today, Wozniak wrote that he was no longer satisfied with Facebook, knowing that it makes money off of user data. “The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back,” he wrote. “Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you. As they…

April 9, 2018
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App Annie report on iOS and Google Play stores in Q1 2018: downloads grew 10%+ YoY to reach 27.5B, and consumer spending grew 22% YoY to reach $18.4B (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

April 9, 2018

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: App Annie report on iOS and Google Play stores in Q1 2018: downloads grew 10%+ YoY to reach 27.5B, and consumer spending grew 22% YoY to reach $18.4B  —  Global app downloads and consumer spending in apps had yet another record quarter, according to a new report from App Annie, out on Monday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Pew: the 500 most-active suspected bot Twitter accounts are responsible for 22% of links from prominent news and media sites that are shared on Twitter (Pew Research Center)

April 9, 2018

Pew Research Center: Pew: the 500 most-active suspected bot Twitter accounts are responsible for 22% of links from prominent news and media sites that are shared on Twitter  —  An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Microsoft Open-Sources Original File Manager From the 1990s So It Can Run On Windows 10

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft is releasing the source code for its original Windows File Manager from nearly 28 years ago. Originally released for Windows 3.0, the File Manager was a replacement for managing files through MS-DOS, and allowed Windows users to copy, move, delete, and search for files. While it’s a relic from the past, you can still compile the source code Microsoft has…

April 9, 2018
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BrandPost: Securing the Cloud: Integrating Existing Infrastructure with Multiple Cloud Providers

IBM and IDG Content It’s becoming clear that traditional perimeter-based security controls and practices are insufficient in today’s cloud-centric world. Yet many IT leaders struggle with creating new security postures that integrate on-premises infrastructure with multiple clouds in order to close visibility gaps and build holistic protection. An exclusive IBM and IDG research study shows that the majority (77%) of respondents say the rise of multi-cloud makes them look at…

April 9, 2018
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