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September 24, 2018, 12:35 AM

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Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Thoughts on why Chrome 69's forced login behavior is so bad: when Google silently changes its biggest user-facing privacy option, it risks burning users' trust  —  This blog is mainly reserved for cryptography, and I try to avoid filling it with random “someone is wrong on the Internet” posts.
Bálint's extended musings:
Starting with Chrome 69 on desktop, users logging in to a Google site or service are automatically logged in to Chrome, which is a new mandatory login behavior  —  Starting with Chrome 69, logging into a Google Site is tied to logging into Chrome.  —  This is typically the topic where things …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Walmart says 17,000+ Oculus Go headsets will be used in its US stores by end of year to train its employees, in an expansion of a pre-existing program  —  Walmart said it is using the headsets to train within three key areas: new technology, compliance, and soft skills like empathy and customer service.
Michael Sykes / Axios:
Research by The Harris Poll: 59% of Generation Z students list YouTube, rather than textbooks, as their preferred learning tool  —  Generation Z students, classified as being between the ages of 14 and 23, believe that YouTube is a bigger contributor to their education than textbooks, according to a study by Pearson Education.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Study: spending on digital marketing grew by 44% last year in the US and Britain to $52B, with global spending on “martech” estimated to near $100B  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Spending on digital marketing grew by 44 percent last year in the United States and Britain to $52 billion …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
UN survey of 3,500 people in 75 countries using microtask platforms like Mechanical Turk found workers made an average of $6.54/hr in US and $3.31/hr worldwide  —  UN questions whether this work has any benefits for society.  —  Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging …

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