The technique illustrates a phenomenon privacy advocates have long referred to as the “if you build it, they will come” principle — anytime a technology company creates a system that could be used in surveillance, law enforcement inevitably comes knocking.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/13/us/google-location-tracking-police.html
“The fat and salt content and the sheer size of fast food meals have long been a public health concern. They are often blamed for pushing up the obesity rate among adults in the United States, which rose to 40 percent in 2016 from 13 percent in the early 1960s.”
“The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota transplants, or F.M.T., a revolutionary treatment that has proved remarkably effective in treating Clostridioides difficile, a debilitating bacterial infection that strikes 500,000 Americans a year and kills 30,000.”
*This is worth reading.
“Listening is better together
When you refer someone and they subscribe, you and your friend knock a dollar off the monthly subscription price for your first year. Sign up 8 friends and get your first year of Luminary Premium for free.* * See Referral Terms for details”
*Interesting. Sort of like Dropbox giving extra space for getting friends to sign up you get a reduced cost for the year. Better read the Terns and Conditions if you want to take them up on this offer. It’s either worth $8 a month to you or it isn’t is my take.
“How to change your podcasting life:
Sign up early (before 4.22.19) for: A chance to win experiences with your favorite podcast creators. Savings when you refer friends. Bonus: first month is always free.”
(Via.) An ad on Google. Yes, I clicked on the ad.
“Most podcasts are free, but the Luminary app — set to arrive by June — will focus on subscriptions. For $8 a month, subscribers will gain access to Luminary’s ad-free lineup. “
*Another monthly subscription to pay for? If people start to add up their subscription costs they might be surprised.
Wonder if Apple will try something similar with podcasts and have it part of Apple Music with exclusive podcasts. Apple has the cash to try something like this. Perhaps you could even use third party apps to access this service that helps you make playlists and compelling content.
“The Instant Pot went on sale in 2010. A confluence of factors — its availability on Amazon, touting of technological advancements like sensors to help optimize cooking relatively low price and popularity among bloggers with evangelical fervor — helped make it a phenomenon.”
*Thought the Instant Pot was from around 2015.