Consumerism has been a topic of great concern in my teaching, research and parenting practices over the course of the Fall, and especially now that the Christmas shopping season is upon us. 997 more words
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Android developer to settle with FTC over deceptive flashlight app that sent location data to advertisers
Source: End The Lie, by Madison Ruppert
An Android developer is going to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over their free application masquerading as an innocent flashlight application that actually transmitted the “precise location” data of millions of users to third-party advertisers. 430 more words
“Black Friday” by Katsukuni Tanaka, via flickr.
8 PM. Walmart. Black Friday. There is a curious absence of carts on my right as I enter this warehouse-discount megamarket, musky with the scent of epoxy and blinding with its remarkably reflective concrete floors. 904 more words
Pre-emptive annual X-Factor blog post: Cowell can recycle the same crap year after year, so why can’t I?
Yes, it’s true, I’ve posted a version of the same blog post ever year for the last 5 years or so now, and yet it continues to be apt. 1,072 more words