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OPLIN 4Cast #755: This entertaining app is hot right now, but is it safe?

Posted in 4cast, Google Apps, portable apps, and privacy

When I first saw my friends posting these, I immediately found them fun and charming, and had to download the app and take it for a run. Only after did it occur to me that maybe this wasn’t the brightest thing to have done.

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OPLIN 4Cast #733: Tim Berners-Lee is remaking the Web to be private

Posted in 4cast, and privacy

Even Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely accredited with the creation of the web, acknowledges that the original intentions of his invention have been subverted and it has turned into something dystopian. In an effort to make something better, that accounts for the rights of the individual over those of Big Tech, he’s created a startup, called Inrupt, that’s been making news headlines.

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OPLIN 4Cast #662: Privacy, Pelotons, and paranoia

Posted in 4cast, and privacy

A few weeks ago, I wondered if there was an introductory exercise regimen to ease a neophyte into cycling, like the way Couch-to-5K gets me out jogging. I did some searches, read a couple articles, and the next day every single ad on Facebook was given over to high-end exercise bikes.

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