Saturday, May 25, 2019

PayPal’s New TOS May be Drawing Government Scrutiny

PayPal, the online payment provider you love to hate, recently drew the ire of consumers and consumer groups with new language added to its terms of service. The new TOS would allow...

Interesting things that weren’t — and were — at the WWDC Keynote

As experienced Apple watchers know, the WWDC gives hints as to what to expect from the company for the coming year. After any Apple event, there’s all sorts of breakdowns as...

Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring...

If you’re a stickler for online privacy, you know the trick isn’t to find a VPN or other privacy provider that won’t turn over their records to law enforcement — it’s...

Banks Trying to Muscle Apple out of Revenue from Mobile Payments, No fees for...

With changes in the fee structures banks have set up for tokenized services, banks have made those transactions — which are the security backbone of Apple Pay and Android Pay —...

Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According...

Unlike the iPhone introduction, Apple got the message that what people really want for their Apple Watches are native apps. It about a year for the company to get the message...

Level 3 is Investigating, Blocking Suspicious Traffic

In the world of ISPs, Level 3 is one of the biggies. They’re classified as Tier 1 and their services are considered to be part of the internet’s "backbone" with providers...

Charter Reportedly Will Attempt to Purchase Time Warner Cable, Again

Charter Communications is reportedly poised to acquire Time Warner Cable in a second bid for the company. The companies could announce the purchase as soon as tomorrow. Comcast’s recent attempt to purchase...

Aereo to Rise Again as…TiVo?

Aereo was one of those things was too good last and that was way ahead of its time. It was a cloud-based streaming DVR for broadcast stations that attempted to skirt...

Facebook is Your New Ministry of Truth

As you’ve probably heard by now, Facebook entered into agreements with major news outlets to bring you, the web browsing public, Instant Articles. By major news outlets, I mean The New York Times,...

Why Does Verizon want AOL? Probably Not for its Dial-Up Customers

Verizon purchased AOL for $4.4 billion — and in what can only be described as a leap of faith, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam announced "AOL has once again become a digital...