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Ray Kurzweil – inventor and nutjob

I’ve always held a respect for Ray Kurzweil… within the music scene.. His inventions were always welcome and fresh…  

Now though. . I wonder why he’s teaming up with the likes of Google … other than the obvious fascination he has with AI and the like…

He’s being mentioned around the place more and more these days..   Wonder if he’s sold out and given in to the dark side of the Internet lol 🙂

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528656/ray-kurzweil-says-hes-breathing-intelligence-into-google-search/

Basically .. breakfast wasn’t interesting this morning ….

Hard times indeed :p

Facebook–we own your privacy

 

Best thing i ever did.. removing the new updated Facebook app from my phone. As much as I don’t mind SOME information being shared/collected by the likes of FB or Google, face books new permissions requirements for the app are totally unacceptable for me.

They now want to be able to control “without host permission” that means the FB app does stuff without asking you.. like reading/creating/sharing your personal calendar, Wi-Fi snooping, reading your text messages, sms, mms, etc., your location without permission, info about other apps you have installed and use, a wealth of personal information, phone calls, modifying accounts, and a whole stack of other stuff..

I wonder how many people actually stop to read the “new updates/permissions” blurb, instead of just automatically hitting the “accept” and letting it update, or even have it automatically update.

Companies like Facebook, Google, etc. are out there to data mine anything and everything they can about you.

Take responsibility for the privacy of you and your family.

 

Facebook’s attempt and ALMOST trying to justify why they want more from you..

https://www.facebook.com/help/210676372433246

 

From the App Store

some very unhappy people…

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana

 

Other articles

http://frequentcritic.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/facebook-evil-empire-part-3-timeline-is.html

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/app-permissions-manager-disappears-android-4-4-2/

 

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Youtube-google are tossers

Warning some language may not be suitable for youtube supporters.

Comments welcomed.

Well, nothing new really… I noticed today that their “automated” system has marked two of my videos as copyright infringement.

Public events in public places.

In New Zealand, that’s fair game for everyone.

Well, if it isn’t, then fair enough I will edit or remove them, but to have youtube not provide you with any reason or means by which to contact the people who claim to have copyright is fairly stupid.

I do often video on behalf of people/bands and

Now, I know youtube have been turning into complete wankers of late, seen many things change recently and seen them abuse their place in the market. Lots of vloggers, musicians and people in general have been complaining (see them in many forums around the place), and a few of them are starting to leave youtube because of it.

So it’s time to move along.

I will be looking to setup my own video streaming storage site for my videos soon so youtube can go take a big flying jump of a really high cliff.

youtube / Google are getting way to big   and they need to be taught a few lesions here and there, though I don’t know how that might happen, cause it seems the likes of most countries governments are just giving in and letting them get ruled by a frikkin internet website of all things.

And the New Zealand Government is no different. it’ gladly bends over and takes one up the arse.

 

So what can we do when companies like Google, Yahoo, etc steal and profit from other peoples content ?

 

Food for thought.

Comments welcomed.

 

The opinion expressed above is purely that of my own, no one else was involved in the writing of this, but I’m hoping a zillion people get involved in standing up for their rights against Big Internet who think they rule the world.

The world got on without them just nicely before hand, and can well do so again.

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