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Thank the hippies for social media

Seriously. It’s the hippies we should thank for today’s digital social media. All born, essentially, out of the 1970’s hippy collectives around San Francisco. But hippies rejected modern society you say! Off they went into the hills, grew long beards and neither men nor women shaved and they ate “strange” food. Many would become vegetarian or vegan. The First Iteration of a Social Medium was Analog Arguably perhaps, the forefather of today’s social media would be Stewart Brand. He created the hugely popular Whole Earth Catalog in the late 1960’s. He also slammed it shut in 1971 because it became too much of a business. The very essence of the Catalog was that it was written by the people. It had no linear flow, it was a literal mash up of stuff. People sent in information on the tools they developed and reviews and comments were published. It had no

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How smartphones can track COVID-19 in Canada

Traditional tech giant enemies Apple and Google have teamed up to develop apps for both iOS and Android phones to track the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. When you have the app installed on your smartphone, it will be able to warn you if you’ve been near someone with the virus in recent days. Sounds a bit creepy perhaps? Both Apple and Google are going to great lengths to assure people their privacy is protected. For instance, you will be notified on your phone where you were near to someone with the virus but you won’t get a name or any other information about them, nor is yours shared. As well, only government health authorities can connect their data to this system and none of the data is allowed to be used for commercial purposes. Both Google and Apple will ensure that the apps can’t share any data with other

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How to avoid being hacked on Facebook

Chances are, you’ve had a friend request on Facebook from someone you’re already connected to. A lot of people aren’t sure what’s happening so they accept. That’s a hacker who’s trying to get your personal information by posing as a friend. Then there’s Fake News and sometimes weird messages in Messenger. So we thought we’d share some tips to help you avoid being hacked. Over the past decade, I’ve helped more than a few people out with being hacked and having their identities stolen. In addition, I’ve trained law enforcement. Birthdays The very first thing to do is change your birthdate! Go do it now. Make yourself a year younger, change the day and month as well. DOn’t post what the new date is on your profile either, or in Messenger. Just change it and keep it quiet. This is one of the most powerful things you can do. The

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