Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Google's announcement for March

Many of you probably already know that Google likes to collect your search habits.  This makes ad marketing much more successful when they are targeting users based on their habits.  Since I like computers, and certain online retailers...I notice that any site owned by Google or that has Google ad-sense running happens to display ads of exactly what I like or from websites that I visit.

In March, however, Google will not only be scanning your search results, and website destinations...but also your e-mail from Gmail, videos that are fully watched on YouTube, Documents pasted on Google Docs, items bought from websites using Google's Store package, and likely anything viewed using their Chrome Browser.  With this, they will have much more data collected and throw advertisements that match you even more.  Some people already believe they do all of this, however I believe that they haven't yet put the data collected into full use like they say the will be.  Time will tell, but if they stick to their word (almost always) then end users will know the power of Google, and the privacy lost by using it.

Ironic enough, Blogger is provided through Google.  I think I will still use Google, but I wouldn't suggest it to the naive internet users, who will click on any ad relevant to them.  And in this case, that will be every single one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA, Google, and Wiki!

Anti SOPA seems to have just become a new fad.  I remember 2-3 months ago reading about SOPA and petitioning, and now...everyone and their pet rabbit are talking about censorship on the internet.  Who knew Fahrenheit 451's theory not only applied to books, but also the internet!?  Anyways, since it's been a pretty hot topic recently...I figured I would post about it.  SOPA is all for stopping online piracy. (Stop Online Piracy Act) -  I must say, that thought scares me.  The problem is, censoring one part of the internet (pirate sites) will lead to more censoring, it will spread like a virus.  Ironically, .org domain names were immune to the act, since they are 'Legal Organizations'... and one friendly site I know of that has one of the largest torrent links in the world happens to be a .org domain.  That's comforting, somewhat.  However, SOPA in my opinion is a bit behind.  Many large sites are turning over to magnet links.  These are... more or less, untraceable *(to a pretty large extent).  It will be interesting to see how things fold out.  Whether SOPA passes or not, sadly I believe it will just be the start of more censorship of different types to come.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday & Symantec Lawsuit

One more day until the weekend.  Thursdays are pretty good days.

CurlTech Solutions has been updated with a new blog link and icon, maybe some Google bots will bump it back up on top for searches.  0 Visitors so far, but it's only been about 24 hours, so I shall give it more time.

Finally someone from California filed against Symantec for using 'malware scare tactics' to sell their programs.  Many people fall for these scare tactics every day.  At least half of my business is fighting malware, removing fake programs and such because the end user has fallen into the scare tactic's trap.  I have been against Norton Anti-Virus for many years after having to remove it, and noticing how many 'craplets' it really has.  Norton has sub programs developed that are what I like to call scareware.  They claim to solve your problems, and after you install them and execute them, they will provide false scan results claiming your system is infected and you need to install a provided program, or pay a fee to remove the infected files.  According to the recent articles I've read, Symantec intentionally designed its scareware to give out false readings, in an extremlely ominous manner, that your system has problems...regardless of the computer's true condition!  Wonderful.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello World!

Aside from starting a blog off with the most common program created when learning coding, I'd like to welcome the entire world to CurlTech Tip's'bro-shack'  Hopefully there will be a lot of exciting content to come, along with a decent amount of followers!

I promise you that if you bookmark and follow this blog, you will have no regrets.  My goal will be to make sure that this is not another one of those wasted icons in your bookmark toolbar, but instead something you check up on everyday...well, something like that.  Since this is a new process for me, I'd love to receive any suggestions and comments...just email me!

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