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Pinterest doesn’t know the difference between Willie Nelson and taco pizza!


I was posting some items to Pinterest when I began to notice a strange trend. Either Pinterest’s logarithm is broken, or they’re intentionally swaying image relation results. Case in point: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are related to cakes and coloring books? Really ?

Go to this link and comment on what they give YOU as related pins!

Pinterest seems to favor cooking and home decorating. Every search, every post, every reference will turn up these types of references. Go ahead and look around in Pinterest. See if the suggested images match or at least relate to what you were looking for.

I have written Pinterest to ask why they don’t have a button that lets you select whether or not the item actually does relate to the subject. Like Google, Pinterest could be building their reliability using their own subscribers in a crowdsourced opportunity to down-vote entries.

The whole world’s going to pot . . . … and thanks for reading

Google phishing? So, what else is new


People aren’t paying attention or they just have very short memories. Spamcop, Knujon, and UGNN’s Safenetting have been reporting Google’s involvement in phishing and cyber crime for at least a half-decade. So now they own up to it? Maybe.

I was hit in the face this morning by Greg Leffler, who is a Senior Editor for Software Engineering and Technology at LinkedIn. His article : “The Google Phishing Attack, Explained” immediately grabbed me, so I logged in. I immediately started laughing.

Google recently made an unprecedented move by widely announcing a Gmail phishing scheme through Twitter. Learn more in our video below, and check out Google’s tweet.

While Google ignores reporting from outside, it encourages reporting within Gmail

After all the years Safe Netting has been reporting on Google sending, storing and referring people to spam, malware, zombies, ransomeware and several hundred thousand illegal drug dealers ! For a dozen years Google has refused spam reports and now, perhaps one got through.

BRAVO and hallelujah!

Now it will be interesting to see if they actually do anything about it. As of today, they haven’t . . .

This one was a malware attack from a Brazilian cyber crime cartel that has been reported a dozen times with no results. They always like to use Googledocs and Googledrive because they know (up until now, I guess) the Google abuse people (if there actually are any ‘people’ there) refuse to accept cyber crime reports.

And if you don’t believe me, just do a little Google search for : “Google” at http://www.UGNN.com.

… and thanks for reading

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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