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Don’t fill out Facebook Quizzes

Krebs on security has a great blog post that reminds us not to fill out those Facebook quizzes that seen to pop up in the feed all the time.

Social media sites are littered with seemingly innocuous little quizzes, games and surveys urging people to reminisce about specific topics, such as “What was your first job,” or “What was your first car?” The problem with participating in these informal surveys is that in doing so you may be inadvertently giving away the answers to “secret questions” that can be used to unlock access to a host of your online identities and accounts.

I’ve been saying this for years.

Time for a RSS Revival?

 

But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that’s been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It’s time to head back to RSS.

 
I was actually thinking about this the other day.  I still use Feedly but over the last few years, my RSS use has dropped.  Perhaps it’s time to refocus on using Twitter and FB so much to go back to content I want to see.

The End of Windows

 
The story of Windows’ decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption:
 
While the title is a bit misleading, the post does give a good summary on Microsoft over the last few years, ending up with the end of a separate Windows division in the last reorganization at the company. 
Well worth a read.
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