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Gmail has been tracking your purchases for years

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Google knows what you bought, and when you bought it. 

This fact is made painfully clear by the Google purchases page — a detailed list, pulled from your Gmail inbox, of everything you’ve purchased over the years that came with a confirmation email. The level of detail is staggering. 

Those books you bought in 2013 when you were fascinated by the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis? The same pair of shoes that you ordered, over and over again, for years? (Yes, these are personal examples.) They’re…

Gmail has been tracking your purchases for years

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Google knows what you bought, and when you bought it. 

This fact is made painfully clear by the Google purchases page — a detailed list, pulled from your Gmail inbox, of everything you’ve purchased over the years that came with a confirmation email. The level of detail is staggering. 

Those books you bought in 2013 when you were fascinated by the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis? The same pair of shoes that you ordered, over and over again, for years? (Yes, these are personal examples.) They’re…

Microsoft teases advanced speech tech, but it’s not for everyone

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Are you thinking about creating a speech bot-driven app for your business? Some of the guidelines around bot creation—as outlined at Microsoft Build by noted Swedish entrepreneur, podcaster, and Windows Platform Development MVP Jessica Engstrom—are common sense. For example, don’t build a voice bot just because it’s cool new technology, and make sure it fits your business model.

But there are plenty of scenarios where voice does fit. One argument is that the average person types 40 words…

Mark Zuckerberg could become Facebook’s ‘designated compliance officer’

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Facebook may be facing more than just a $3 to $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission.

According to a report in Politico, the FTC may require Facebook to create a privacy oversight committee as well as appoint a “federally approved privacy official” at the company. The committee would be “independent” but could consist of Facebook board members. 

The FTC could also designate Mark…

Mark Zuckerberg could become Facebook’s ‘designated compliance officer’

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Facebook may be facing more than just a $3 to $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission.

According to a report in Politico, the FTC may require Facebook to create a privacy oversight committee as well as appoint a “federally approved privacy official” at the company. The committee would be “independent” but could consist of Facebook board members. 

The FTC could also designate Mark…

Facebook ‘community wall’ trolled at F8 conference

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“What does community mean to you?”

So asks a large wooden wall painted Facebook blue in the Festival Hall of San Jose’s McEnery convention center. It’s the annual F8 developer conference, and adjacent a series of mock living rooms showing off Portal video conferencing devices sits an attempt by the Menlo Park-based company to highlight the positives of its scandal-plagued platform in attendees’ own words. And it’s getting trolled. 

Facebook ‘community wall’ trolled at F8 conference

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“What does community mean to you?”

So asks a large wooden wall painted Facebook blue in the Festival Hall of San Jose’s McEnery convention center. It’s the annual F8 developer conference, and adjacent a series of mock living rooms showing off Portal video conferencing devices sits an attempt by the Menlo Park-based company to highlight the positives of its scandal-plagued platform in attendees’ own words. And it’s getting trolled. 

Facebook ‘community wall’ trolled at F8 conference

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“What does community mean to you?”

So asks a large wooden wall painted Facebook blue in the Festival Hall of San Jose’s McEnery convention center. It’s the annual F8 developer conference, and adjacent a series of mock living rooms showing off Portal video conferencing devices sits an attempt by the Menlo Park-based company to highlight the positives of its scandal-plagued platform in attendees’ own words. And it’s getting trolled. 

Facebook ‘community wall’ trolled at F8 conference

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“What does community mean to you?”

So asks a large wooden wall painted Facebook blue in the Festival Hall of San Jose’s McEnery convention center. It’s the annual F8 developer conference, and adjacent a series of mock living rooms showing off Portal video conferencing devices sits an attempt by the Menlo Park-based company to highlight the positives of its scandal-plagued platform in attendees’ own words. And it’s getting trolled.