Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Adblock Plus Filters Can Be Exploited to Run Malicious Code
An exploit has been discovered that could allow ad blocking filter list maintainers for the Adblock Plus, AdBlock, and uBlocker browser extensions to create filters that inject remote scripts into web sites.
uBlock Origin not affected.
Top 1000 Tech Bloggers
Rise Social Media ranked them. I only looked at the top 100. I’m familiar with less than 1/2 a dozen of them.
Someone Tweets About Super Hero Fans Being Undateable, So This Woman Reveals The Toxicity Surrounding Men
Star Wars and super hero movie obsession culture has revealed a whole new population of undateable men. Might be worse than men who wear cargo shorts.
I’ve never heard of this woman. I found the reaction to this persons tweet as interesting as her tweet was pathetic. I don’t really understand the whole “toxic masculinity” thing. I’m not into super heroes. I like Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, etc. I consider myself a Geek. Like most dudes I pretty much just go about my business, don’t care about fashion, and try and do right by others. I don’t have time for people like this.
Oh, and yes, I wear and like cargo shorts.
Employee privacy in the US is at stake as corporate surveillance technology monitors workers’ every move
Corporate interest in surveillance seems to be on the rise to boost productivity.
2018 survey by Gartner found that 22% of organizations worldwide are using employee-movement data, 17% are monitoring work-computer-usage data, and 16% are using Microsoft Outlook- or calendar-usage data.
Employees are concerned over this invasion of privacy.
If you want to periodically observe employees WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE that is reasonable. Anything else is not. I find people watching me work annoying. Many folks find it stressful.
Police: Don’t give out too much information on bumper stickers
“You know the little family decals that’s on the windows, yeah that’s a not a good idea either. Because once again, it’s telling strangers, what your home life is like,” said Mangina.
It might seem harmless but, even little things might tell crooks that one parent travels a lot and that someone is home by themselves.
“I just don’t think it’s a good idea especially in today’s climate,” said Mangina.
The Irondale officer also speaks from experience. It was only a few years back, after a rash of car break ins, that crooks admitted to police they targeted cars with certain gun labels on them.
What Peloton Means for the Future of Fitness
The workout giant is changing at-home exercise — and spawning a flurry of copycats.
Peloton basic bike starts at $2,245 + $49 a month membership. Peloton treadmill starts at $4,295 + $49 a month membership.
I was gonna comment but I remembered seeing this perfect statement from a young woman’s Dad. I would like to buy him a pint.
I told my mother I was considering buying a Peloton and…received this email minutes later from my father, who I should really start enlisting if I need to drag someone.