WhatsApp: How to Enable Two-Step Verification

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

WhatsApp settings for two-step verification

WhatsApp may give you end-to-end encryption for your conversations, but it’s stunningly simple to log into your account unless you enable two-step verification. Read on to learn how.

Facebook's Shadow Profiles - TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-13

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet take a look at Facebook’s shadow profiles on people who don’t have accounts, and how those accounts may impact online privacy legislation.

Mac Keyboards, Trusting Facebook, and Being Profitable and Green - ACM 457

· Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this episode, Bryan and Jeff discuss Mac keyboards, and what they like about clicky, long-throw keyboards, including the Azio Classic Retro BT keyboard Bryan just reviewed. They also go through a thought experiment on whether Facebook could ever earn our trust on privacy by radically reshaping their policies. They cap the show with a look at how Apple manages to be profitable and green, both.

Senator Kennedy: Facebook's User Agreement Sucks

· Jeff Gamet · News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at a Congressional hearing on April 10th about his company’s privacy policies and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) took him to task saying, “Facebook’s privacy policy sucks.”

Surprise! Facebook Scans Your Private Messenger Conversations

· Jeff Gamet · News

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If you’re worried that Facebook isn’t stripping away every last shred of your privacy, don’t be because the company confirmed it scans the conversations you have in its Messenger private messaging platform.

How Facebook Seduced Billions of Users

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Facebook launching its own augmented reality platform

There is much research on how the exploitation of basic human behavior has led to the success of Facebook. John explores three major factors.

Mark Zuckerberg vs. Tim Cook, Apple's New AI Chief, and Making HomeKit Great - ACM 456

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been trading public barbs on privacy, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss the public tiff. They also discuss Apple’s hiring of Google’s former head of artificial intelligence and what it might mean for Siri (hint: good things!). They cap the show with a look at what it would take to make HomeKit the premier home automation platform.

Here's How You Can Download Your Google Data Into an Archive

· John Martellaro · Tips

Google allows you to download an archive that contains a tremendous amount of information, for example, your bookmarks, calendars, activity, searches, requested map directions, photos and so on. The list is long. Here’s how to do it.

Mark Zuckerberg Says Privacy Is for the Rich

· Bryan Chaffin · The Back Page

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

If Bryan Chaffin is reading Mark Zuckerburg correction, the Facebook CEO thinks privacy is a luxury only the rich can afford.