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The Actuator - November 20th

Level 17

I am back in Orlando this week for Live 360, where I get to meet up with 1,100 of my close personal data friends. If you're attending this event, please find me--I'm the tall guy who smells like bacon.

As always, here are some links I hope you find interesting. Enjoy!

Google will offer checking accounts, says it won’t sell the data

Because Google has proved itself trustworthy over the years, right?

Google Denies It’s Using Private Health Data for AI Research

As I was just saying...

Automation could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2035

Yes, the people holding those jobs will transition to different roles. It's not as if we'll have 800 million people unemployed.

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

I honestly wouldn't know if Venice was flooded or not.

Twitter to ban all political advertising, raising pressure on Facebook

Your move, Zuck.

California man runs for governor to test Facebook rules on lying

Zuckerberg is doubling down with his stubbornness on political ads. That's probably because Facebook revenue comes from such ads, so ending them would kill his bottom line.

The Apple Card Is Sexist. Blaming the Algorithm Is Proof.

Apple, and their partners, continue to lower the bar for software.

Either your oyster bar has a trough or you're doing it wrong. Lee & Rick's in Orlando is a must if you are in the area.

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Level 12

google, pfft!

Being as i live near Orlando, I had no idea live360 was happening.   I must be under the one rock still left near the villages. 

Level 13

Thanks for the Articles.

I have to laugh at the apple credit card story.  It's funny in a sad way.  All in all, we should avoid credit cards in general, which goes double for anything with the apple logo on it.   #ANDRIODALLTHEWAY

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I appreciate that the Venice Floods article also had a meteorologist weigh in. I have a knee jerk reaction to equate climate change with man made climate change. There are many reasons climate change could be happening and the meteorologist was able to put some science behind what is happening in this specific instance.

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Automation could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2035

It probably will but someone will still need to monitor and fix all of those robots

Level 12

I trust Google

All hail Google

We have always been at war with Eastasia

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Thanks for the links.  Welcome to our dystopian future!

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Cool article.

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I am back in Orlando this week for Live 360, where I get to meet up with 1,100 of my close personal data friends. If you're attending this event, please find me--I'm the tall guy who smells like bacon.

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Tha photo looks gross. Thanks for the article.

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Either your oyster bar has a trough or you're doing it wrong. Lee & Rick's in Orlando is a must if you are in the area. -

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Google will offer checking accounts, says it won’t sell the data - hmm

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Google Denies It’s Using Private Health Data for AI Research - Nice

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Automation could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2035 -

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Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor - truly sad

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Twitter to ban all political advertising, raising pressure on Facebook - gotta wait and watch his next move.

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California man runs for governor to test Facebook rules on lying - yup, money

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The Apple Card Is Sexist. Blaming the Algorithm Is Proof. - Hmm, what's the use of holding a golden card which doesn't work well

They won't sell my data?  "Trust me" they say?

I say "F00L me once . . ."

Google may not be using PHI for unauthorized purposes, but proving they're not is going to be challenging.  With their track record and with the public's general skepticism and disappointment in Big Business I.T. security, it seems they'll be playing Sisyphus forever in that realm of Public Relations.

"It's not as if we'll have 800 million people unemployed."

You might be right.  Maybe it'll only be 700 million.

Millions Of Jobs Have Been Lost To Automation. Economists Weigh In On What To Do About It

Venice flooding?  Due to climate change?

Maybe it IS due to climate change.  Maybe that climate change is hastened or exacerbated by human action.

It's interesting that the automobile began being manufactured in 1885, about the time oil started being burned in increasing amounts, which coincides with global temperatures increasing.

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From Global Warming

When we consider mountains losing snow and ice cover, glaciers on lands melting, Greenland losing so much snow and ice . . .   All that frozen water had to go somewhere.  Downhill was the only direction it could go, except for evaporating.  I see some reasonable conclusions being drawn that correlate rising seas with rising temperatures and melting ice & snow. 

So it makes sense to look at coastal cities and island nations for easy recognition of rising water levels associated with rising temperatures.  Correlating rising temperatures with human population growth and associated increase in green house gases and petroleum burning isn't much of a hop.

Can Facebook force members to "play nice"?  Can FB prevent falsehoods from being disseminated? Can nations and parties prevent themselves from being unkind or untruthful?

Will legislation be the reaction or the prevention?

I don't think it'll be the solution.  That will come from better information sharing.  From people having commonalities instead of differences.  From building bridges instead of walls.

Once we realize we're all in the same boat, that there is no "them" and no "us", we might realize it's really better when we treat everyone else the way we'd like to be treated ourselves.

Kudos to the fellow who's trying to prove FB is or isn't allowing politicians to lie.  I hope social media becomes a better place as a result of his efforts.

Apple.  We'd trust you with our credit card & financial info and savings for . . . .      Why?

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Level 12

thanks for the post

It interesting to me how in the US certain PHI related rules do or do not apply. The biggie, HIPAA applies to when I go to my doctor, but not when I have to provide data or test results to my insurance company for qualifying at a reduced rate because I don't smoke, or meet whatever goals. Doing that is optional and I have to sign away my rights. Protecting your data is really hard, and companies like google are very good at sneaking through the cracks.

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Waiting ......

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Thanks for the articles.

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Of course google is good at it, they have the lawyers to help them find those cracks to sneak through.

So many companies out there gather  your personal data and then sell it without your knowledge or validation as to if the data is correct.

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thanks for the article

About the Author
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft® Certified Master, SQL Server® MVP, VMware® vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.