It’s such a shame it’s come to this, but DARK PATTERNS are a reality, and all the Big Tech web sites use it. You should never have to put up with such sinister intentions. (more…)
I’m chasing a story and getting lots of references for my research. Washington Post, blocked unless I subscribe. Wall Street Journal blocked unless I subscribe. We’ve come to the point now that web advertising is not working. I ran my web site for 30 years “ad free”. Why spam your customers? Are we witnessing the death of online advertising?
Everyone has a COVID-19 angle to talk about and our friend Kim Komando is no exception! In this episode she’s going after the restaurant fraudsters — and we applaud her!
The cyber crime industry always looks for a disaster or cause to exploit for their own profit. The pandemic of COVID-19, coronavirus has represented the perfect opportunity to defraud people out of their money! Thanks to SpamCop agents all around the world like Safenetting.com, scams are being reported to the National Cyber Security Centre on a daily basis.
If you’ve read any of my “Web Sites That Suck” articles, you’ll know I’ve preached about the internet bleeding bandwidth, and what’s driving the never ending thirst for more speed! Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of billions additional throughput has all but brought the internet to it’s knees. This article gives you some insight and tips for slicker sliding on the internet . . . (more…)
Yesterday, someone on Facebook pointed out an article on CNN that related to a discussion thread. I thought I’d take a look. I usually try my best to avoid sites like CNN, FOX, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the likes because they are so bloated, slow loading and so loaded with predators, stalkers and spam.
I was thrilled when I discovered FireFox’s “reader” icon and how it bravely strips all the ads and junk from web pages and presents just the content. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect — but it’s the best one yet. I wonder why Chrome and Safari want to make it difficult for you to access that content without the junk? (more…)