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Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug | iMore

I wonder if with all the anti-Facebook sentiment lately if a mass migration from Instagram to Flickr could happen. I’m not holding my breath, but stranger things have happened.

 

Rogers e-mail service terms allow access to users’ contacts, raising privacy concerns - The Globe and Mail

More than halfway through a 27-page document of terms and conditions sent to Rogers e-mail users over the past week, a section specific to Canada states: “By using the services you agree that you have obtained the consent of your friends and contacts to provide their personal information (for example: their email address or telephone number) to Oath or a third party, as applicable, and that Oath or a third party may use your name to send messages on your behalf to make the services available to your friends and contacts.”

Despicable. 

 
 
 

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Watched on Landmark Cinemas

 
 
 
 
 
 

Liberals launch $1M-attack-ad blitz throwing Doug Ford’s words back at him | Toronto Star

“Doug said, in response to a home for autistic kids that was built in his community: ‘It ruined the community. My heart goes out to kids with autism, but no one told me they’d be leaving the house. If it comes down to it, I’ll buy the house, myself, and resell it.’”

This guy has no place being the leader of anything. 

 

Rethinking Reminders – nahumck.me

🤞🏼 that we'll see an update to the Reminders app at this year.

 
 

Replace iPad in this article with TV, or Xbox, or computer. I guess none of those devices are meant for kids either. https://davedelong.com/blog/2018/04/06/if-ipads-were-meant-for-kids

 

“Open” Google

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Listening to TWiT the past week or so and they’ve been talking a lot about the Apple education event, and making a lot of comparisons to Google. Leo would consistently talk about how Google is more “open” and Apple is closed. One person during one of the shows (I can’t recall which) even said Chromebooks were better because they could have developers make web apps, but iPads required iOS developers. Did they forget that iPads have Safari?

And on the topic of Google being “open”, I don’t think that word means what you think it means. Google has done a good job convincing everyone that they’re “open”, but they really aren’t. If Google were really open, you’d be able to develop a 3rd party Google Docs client and collaborate with people using the 1st party Google Docs app. What Leo really seems to be saying is Google has more cross platform apps, but cross platform does not equal open. That would be like saying an email provider that only allowed you to email other people on their service is open as long as they made apps for all the major platforms.  

This isn’t to say Google hasn’t contributed a lot to the open source community, they have, but so has Apple

I guess all of this is to say cross platform <> open.

 
 
 
 

Right-Wing Media Look at Parkland Student Activists and See a Reason to Gut Public Education

This actually reminds me of a study from last year showing that Republicans view higher education as a negative.