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Restore Net Neutrality—or suffer

What do we stand to lose if the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality is not overturned by the proposed Congressional Review Act? Why we need a yes vote from the House of Representatives and what you can do.

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Amazon, Google, Facebook… Are you Listening?

The New York Times reported today that Amazon and Google are applying for patents to be able to legally listen in to random conversations through your home-based and mobile devices. Coming close on the heels of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytics data breach, this rather darkly adds to the growing unease with the sense that we’re all […]

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Facebook’s 2018 “Pages Feed” Change

Facebook has changed its algorithm again. The organic reach of pages is being moved to a little area called “Pages Feed” under “Explore”. Plan B for managers of Facebook pages: either use Facebook advertising to continue reaching people’s news feeds or treat your page as a different kind of resource.

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The Gig Economy: do we love it?

I read something recently to the effect that our being required “to continually reinvent ourselves for work and to anticipate constant change and to celebrate that as freedom” is the ultimate tyranny. Some thoughts on whether tyranny and freedom are mutually exclusive…

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Google wants you to migrate to HTTPS

Google is warning all owners of websites to migrate to HTTPS to improve the security of online activity. Failure to make this change before October will result in red warnings appearing on insecure web pages and a drop in page-rank for your website. Migrate before October to protect your website’s security and effectiveness.

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why does my website break?

Why does my website break? This seems like a good question to address for Halloween because it spooks people when their perfectly fine website suddenly ceases to work. Or even appear. It makes people wonder if someone has hacked into their site and done damage but generally that’s not the case. What’s much more likely is that some software in the chain between your website and your browser has changed and has created an incompatibility with your website’s previously-fine code.

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will people copy my work on the web?

I’m often asked by clients how safe it is to put their artwork on the web without a watermark; if there’s a way to prevent people from copying or downloading it. The reality is that once you have put your work on the web it’s there for the taking. One can disable downloads in various ways but screenshots are always available to people and the results of a screenshot of an image are as good as the original image itself.

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