Publishers Put Brave Ad-Blocking Browser on Notice


A group of newspaper publishers last week sent what amounted to a cease-and-desist letter to Brave Software, which offers the HTTPS Brave browser with built-in ad blocking and tracking protection. Brave has offered to let publishers make money off blocked ads by partnering with them “for a lower fee than they pay their third-party data-tracking partners,” CEO Brendan Eich said. The publishers “can use our private analytics and anonymous confirmations instead.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83347.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

The EPA, Social Media and Politics


Before the Internet, messages were spread by television and newspaper ads and highway billboards. Today that is done through social media. Virtually everyone knows about it, and many people use it. Does it make any sense that a U.S. government agency could violate any laws for using social media to carry out its mission? Doesn’t make sense to me. However, last month, the GAO ruled that the EPA violated federal law and took part in covert propaganda to solicit support for a rule aimed at protecting streams and surface waters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82939.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

The Guardian trots out notorious Mike Daisey to speculate about how Apple could be doomed

Article Image A British newspaper has published a meandering, conspiracy-chasing fantasy piece written by discredited theater-journalist Mike Daisey… in its technology section.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4b2877d1/sc/38/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C110C0A20Cthe0Eguardian0Etrots0Eout0Enotorious0Emike0Edaisey0Eto0Especulate0Eabout0Ehow0Eapple0Ecould0Ebe0Edoomed0E/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Musk Draws Barbs for Mean-Spirited Dig at Apple


Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s recent comments to a German newspaper — suggesting that Apple is the “Tesla graveyard” due to its hiring of fired Tesla employees — has struck some nerves in the U.S. Musk dismissed claims that Apple had poached staff, telling the paper that those who couldn’t cut it at Tesla would go to work for Apple instead — and he added that he wasn’t kidding. Musk added that he didn’t take Apple seriously as a competitor in the automobile market. Cars are much more complex than smartphones or smartwatches, he pointed out.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82590.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico