Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Colorful Research Review.

Thirty Years After My Adoption, I Found Out I Wasn’t a US Citizen.  (via Metafilter

Why billionaires destroy jobs.

The True History of the Orient Express. The real story is as alluring as the new Hercule Poirot film.

Why Early American Feminists Owe It to the French. They paid attention to what women were doing during the French Revolution.

What a Disney Takeover of 21st Century Fox Could Mean for Pop Culture. The giant resulting company could join fractured parts of several franchises.

Oh, man. I finally have a place to tell my new cat story

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change. As the ice caps and the tundra thaws, long-dormant pathogens can escape.

The Best Western Movies Ever Made. The dying genre is still around for home viewing, so choose wisely.

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met. Your "shadow profile" has information you've never shared.


gwdMaine said...

I'm not on the Facebook, but I am on LinkedIn. As I read the
article, I decided you could just substitute "LinkedIn" for
every appearance of "Facebook" without changing the overall
context at all. The world we live in. . .

Miss Cellania said...

I followed all the instructions for deleting my Linked In account years ago, but I still get mail from people wanting to connect with me, for no discernible reason.

gwdMaine said...

Back to Facebook for minute. Last year we were directed to
install WhatsApp to better communicate with our European
colleagues. Before installing it, I too a look at their
Privacy Policy and discovered this gem:

Address Book. You provide us the phone numbers of
WhatsApp users and your other contacts in your mobile
phone address book on a regular basis. You confirm you
are authorized to provide us such numbers to allow us
to provide our Services.

I nearly burst a blood vessel. Pointed this out to our
security folks and refused to install it. Never heard
anything back.

Did I mention the Facebook owns WhatsApp?

Miss Cellania said...

One more reason I'm glad to have a dumb phone.