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June 10, 2018

YIKES! Google is grabbing my photos without me being aware.

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 2:11 pm
 

Cell and tablet cameras are handy for “Capturing the moment” and use mine frequently.

The quality is amazing. … Am not a photo geek but well satisfied with the outcomes.

 
I’ve rigged my devices to automatically upload shots to my Dropbox account where they can be easier manipulated on a computer.

So far so good except, until I discovered that they were now in my Google Photos and my terms of service permits the Big G to do whatever they wish with my photos including selling them. … 

Android Authority on Youtube does a fine job spelling out these concerns in this Video.
 
These photos contain an amazing amount of information including time & date, location end possibly even the names of the subject.
So if you told your boss that you were with a client all afternoon and he sees a picture that clearly indicates that it was taken on the other side of town; It’s ‘splain’ time.

My answer to these concerns is to head over to Amazon and grab a 2 Terrabyte, Plug & Play external drive to store my pictures.   … Seagate drives are frequently available for under $100. 
 
 
 Bestest.
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P.S. I read a leading platform’s Hideous Terms of Service and now try to avoid using their Messaging. …. Am now using TextNow. … It has a distinctive alert for IMs and they give us a free phone No. (Canada & US)

P.P.S … Did you know? You could be a Porn Star and not know it?   Skinny Here.
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June 8, 2018

Google’s snooping Royally ticked me off, today.

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 11:40 am

Royally Ticked today.

I’m generally philosophical about most things but this Google Pop-up just announced that Google had added my personal phone number to my account and provided instructions for making changes.

Popped up once & I haven’t been able to recall the Pop-Up.

What yanked my chain is that I don’t include this number on any web work and seldom pass it out.

Am kinda puzzled where they obtained this number.

I can jump through the hoops to modify my Google account but permission to record this personally identifiable information wasn’t provided to Google. …. Negative options aren’t cool.

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June 4, 2018

Grab your share of the WOW of Vegas without breaking the bank.

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 11:54 am

Mention Vegas and the name always conjures up visions of over the top fun, food and sometimes naughty.

Always top drawer shows, fun & food at prices that make sense and they aren’t out to gouge us.     Prices have increased these last few years, though.   However; Knowing which buttons to grease and how & when will make our costs manageable.

Amelia Rayno gives us the scoop on all the hidden good stuff from her recent adventures.    Yours to discover in her article: CLICK HERE  

Enjoy.

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First hand experience of Big Sibling snooping my mail and offering to help me.

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 11:02 am

A bud and I were banging on, via email,  about enjoying distant vacation spots and Whaddayaknow? … “Big Sibling” appended suggested phrases​, to his mail to me, ​ for inclusion in my reply.

 

Not too concerned though since Uncle George alerted us to “Big Sibling” in 1949 and only now in 2018 has it hit me squarely between the eyes

​ what mischief he is really up to​ in our life.
 
The Big G had read my incoming mail, added it’s contents to their Mega Data, parsed this communication & provided me with their own reply suggestions
 
Isn’t that just so precious, Sugar?
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P.S. I read a leading platform’s Hideous Terms of Service and now try to avoid using their Messaging. …. Am now using TextNow. … It has a distinctive alert for IMs and they give us a free phone No. (Canada & US)

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