Command Line Utilities… in the Cloud?

Although many people think of Linux-based operating systems as graphical, really that GUI is just another application running over the bare operating system. Power users, remote administrators, and people running underpowered computers like a Raspberry Pi have a tendency to do more with command line tools. [Igor] did a FOSDEM19 presentation you can see below […]

Services Growth Isn’t Helping Apple’s Bottom Line — The Mo…

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) earnings per share reached an all-time high of $4.18 in its fiscal first quarter, edging out analyst expectations and blunting the blow from tumbling iPhone sales. Total revenue fell 5% from the prior-year period, with iPhone revenue slumping 15%. This per-share earnings growth was not driven by the company’s much-touted services business, which […]

The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Immense Power of …

The Creepy Line, a new documentary by director M.A. Taylor, is now streaming at Amazon Prime. It provides an interesting and revealing look at how Google and Facebook influence their users’ view of the world, and how the users we often presume to be the customers of these companies aren’t really the customers. The users […]

‘Creepy Line’ Google Documentary: Disturbing

(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) A new documentary reveals how much deeply personal information Google has on all of us. On Google, I just typed in “top races Republican,” and the word “races” got a squiggly underline suggesting I had misspelled the word. Beneath it ran Google’s helpful correction: “top racist Republican.” With “top races Democrat,” no such […]

‘The Creepy Line’ Takes On Google, Facebook’s Power To Mani…

What price are you willing to pay to protect your personal information online? How much power should massive corporations like Google and Facebook be allowed to have over the flow of information in a free society? Where is the line between tech companies legitimately attempting to monetize their services through targeted advertising and outright predatory […]

“The Creepy Line” review: anti-Google documentary is a cons…

Are internet platforms suppressing speech and hurting civic culture? Google’s critics could build a case for this claim on a censorship-friendly search app for Chinese citizens, YouTube’s confusing demonetization of news-heavy YouTube channels, or Google’s work on military AI. Critics of Facebook could bring up the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal or its failure to spot […]