Category: Google

How security broke free-market capitalism

Eisenhower warned us a while ago of the dangers of the military-industrial complex.  In fact, he even went so far as to request that “security and liberty […] prosper together”. http://youtu.be/8y06NSBBRtY He was warning us of the dangers of a…

Google Play, Gmail and reporting spam

I’ve suddenly started receiving Google Play emails.  I suppose this is some permission I checked as part of a recent upgrade, without, that is to say, realising I’d checked it. My email provider is Gmail, one of Google’s best products…

How does THIS happen?

I’m puzzled.  The news is big, of course – but how it gets to us is truly weird. Sky scooping Sunday Mirror “exclusives” notwithstanding, this is how I came to the latter story in question.  As a result of a…

Happy St Google’s Day!

I saw a BBC Panorama documentary recently on the subject of North Korea.  Towards the end, after showing those of us who know nothing the veritable horrors of the place, it compared the advertising-free misery of the North Korean underground…

The POV Machine

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been reading and writing a lot about the squeezed middle, the absolute poor and the stratospheric rich.  For those of us who are living in the United Kingdom – more precisely in my…