Making America Great Again – GOP Senators Hand Control of Your Data to ISPs

March 23, 2017

A Senate vote on Thursday overturned a previous Federal Communications Commission rule that required your internet service provider to get permission before selling your browsing history and “other data”. That “other data” potentially could be your Social Security number, geolocation, and health information.

According to what I am reading in the PCMag article (see source link below), this still would have to pass through the House (which most likely it will) and then onto President Trump for his signature (which he most likely will sign). Maybe, I am missing something here; but, I don’t see how compromising our privacy, by selling our personal information, is making America great again…

The original rule required ISPs to get consent before they sell (your) sensitive consumer data. Republican Senators and FCC members say it’s unnecessary and harmful to ISPs.

Source: GOP Senators Hand Control of Your Data to ISPs | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


Share Your Real-Time Location From Google Maps

March 22, 2017

SOON, you will be able to share your real-time location from Google Maps on both Android and iOS.  The people you share this with will be able to track your location on Android, iPhone, and on the web (from any computer). This may be useful in tracking the kids; letting others know where you are on that long vacation; tracking that lover of yours’ (LOL), etc… You can read more about this on the Google Maps Blog by clicking on the source link below.

Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you’re done! You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map. And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location. You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.

 

Source: Share your trips and real-time location from Google Maps


Some Really Cool Online Clock Background Wallpapers (with sound effects)

March 22, 2017

Here are some really cool backgrounds (with sound effects) that you can pull up in your web browser. Simply click on the links below. Once you land on the site, you will find additional background selections at the top right, as well.  Enjoy!

Rain Background

Fireplace Background

Aquarium Background

Virtual Washing Machine Background

Running Water Background

Lava Lamp Background

Nature Sounds Background

Abstracts Background

Christmas Background

 

Source: Online Clock Background Wallpapers – Online Alarm Clocks


New Tappable Shortcuts Coming To The Mobile (google.com) Search App

March 21, 2017

On your mobile phone you should soon start seeing when performing a Google search (google.com), shortcuts peppered on the home screen for quick access to in-depth experiences associated with sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather.

Google Search is taking the next step forward: providing in-depth, tappable search experiences within the Google app, keeping you in the know about the things that matter to you.

Source: New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know


Practice Your Dream Build With The PC Building Simulator

March 18, 2017

If you are interested in performing your own PC build, this simulator may be of help to you. The PC Building Simulator is currently in pre-alpha stage of development (which is in the super early stage of development prior to actual public release). You can watch the video to see a demo of this in action or can actually download it (and learn more) from the source link below.

Practice your dream build with PC Building Simulator! Available for Windows, macOS, Linux

Source: PC Building Simulator by McINTYRE

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World Route by Softperfect

March 18, 2017

NICE FIND by TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog… With the World Route tool you can easily find out what gateways your data goes through and how fast it travels. You will receive comprehensive route details, with each city and country conveniently marked on the map. Simply enter any IP-address or website and see the path network packets take to that destination. AVAILABLE as a full install or as a portable app…

TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog

Here’s a visual aid to tracert currently free at Softperfect.  You can use this to see where internet delays are happening with a website.  This tool comes in portable and with an installer.

https://www.softperfect.com/products/worldroute/

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Watch the developments of April the Giraffe, LIVE on YouTube!

March 17, 2017

My wife has been persistently following the live feed on YouTube of the developments of April (and Oliver) the Giraffes at the Animal Adventure Park in  Harpursville, NY. April is expecting a calf…  Follow the progress as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome a new baby.

 THINGS TO KNOW:

April is 15 – her 4th calf

April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn – odd rumor

Oliver is 5 – his 1st calf