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  1. Oct 2022
    1. Trolls, in this context, are humans who hold accounts on social media platforms, more or less for one purpose: To generate comments that argue with people, insult and name-call other users and public figures, try to undermine the credibility of ideas they don’t like, and to intimidate individuals who post those ideas. And they support and advocate for fake news stories that they’re ideologically aligned with. They’re often pretty nasty in their comments. And that gets other, normal users, to be nasty, too.

      Not only programmed accounts are created but also troll accounts that propagate disinformation and spread fake news with the intent to cause havoc on every people. In short, once they start with a malicious comment some people will engage with the said comment which leads to more rage comments and disagreements towards each other. That is what they do, they trigger people to engage in their comments so that they can be spread more and produce more fake news. These troll accounts usually are prominent during elections, like in the Philippines some speculates that some of the candidates have made troll farms just to spread fake news all over social media in which some people engage on.

  2. Jun 2022
    1. This is equivalent to the famous double-spend problem in designing decentralized currencies, except instead of the goal being to prevent a previous owner of a coin from being able to send it again, here the goal is to prevent the previous key controlling an account from being able to change the key. Just like creating a decentralized currency, doing account management in a decentralized way requires something like a blockchain. A blockchain can timestamp the key change messages, providing common knowledge over whether B or C came first.

      Decentralized account management may also run into a problem analogous to the double spend problem. Someone with key A signs a message they are now using key B, and an attacker gets a hold of that key and signs a message they are using key C. An observer has no way of knowing whether the message about B or C happened first.

  3. Mar 2022
  4. Oct 2021
    1. We will also show you how to de-link your Chrome profile from your Google account(s) by stopping Chrome from syncing with Google in the first place. This will help keep your Chrome profile separate from your Google account and enhance your online privacy.
    2. To do that, Chrome automatically links your Chrome profile to a Google account when you sign in to any Google service on the web. That helps Google deliver a ‘seamless experience’ across all devices by letting you sync your history, bookmarks, passwords, etc., across multiple devices. Meanwhile, privacy-conscious users see this as a major threat to their online privacy and advise users to remove their Google account from Chrome.
    3. As mentioned already, Chrome automatically signs you in to your Google account every time you sign into a Google service, like Gmail, YouTube, Google Photos, etc. It also links your current Chrome profile to that account. While Google says that it does so to offer a ‘seamless experience’, it is a privacy nightmare for many users.
    1. Some Chrome users may like the new functionality as it makes it easier for them to sign in or out of Chrome and Google on the Web. Others may dislike it for privacy and user-choice reasons. Think about it, if you sign in to Chrome you are automatically recognized by any Google property on the web as that Google user.
    1. I have all my bookmarks and settings attached to an account which is part of a Gsuite i'm not part of anymore, so i want to resync my chrome with my personal account, but I don't know how to import all the bookmarks and settings from the old Gsuite account to my personal one

      I can relate...

  5. May 2021
  6. Oct 2020
  7. Jun 2020
    1. Now all that was gone. In theory, they qualified for a $3,400 federal stimulus check, but they had no bank account or address to collect it. In theory, Dave was entitled to unemployment, but as of May only about 43 percent of the state’s 1.1 million claims had been paid.

      A few paragraphs later this appears: "She set her phone alarm for midnight so that as Thursday turned to Friday, she could check whether Dave’s first paycheck had hit their account. She could hear the clatter of raccoons foraging in a nearby dumpster and the hum of cars rolling through the drive-through. At 12:01 a.m. she looked to see whether Dave’s paycheck had shown up in his account." First they don't have an account for the stimulus money to go to, then they're getting up at midnight to see if the paycheck had hit their account. In addition, it takes about a week to set up direct deposit with most companies.

  8. Jun 2015
    1. It's interesting to see how many times, and in how many ways, the narrator uses the word "Account" in this book. We tend to use it as synonymous with "story," but here it really does some like an account-book is at the back of the narrator's mind a lot of the time.