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    The most destructive fire in the history of human culture.

    – Probably most of us have a vague idea of what the great library of alexandria used to be. More than 2,000 years ago, the wisdom of centuries went up in smoke. This disaster deserves the title: “the most destructive fire in the history of human culture.” 47 years before the birth of Christ, most […]

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    How the internet is watching us in 5 ways – Part 2

    1) Location data If you’ve ever played Pokemon Go or used Google Maps, chances are you have your phone’s location data turned on. And it’s undeniably useful: apps like Waze and Yelp use this highly-specific information to provide you with all kinds of handy, localized services. However, there aren’t many restrictions on what others can […]

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    How the internet is watching us in 5 ways – Part 1

    1) Cookies. Businesses of all kinds track your movements around the web via these sneaky little bits of data, which are designed to be harmless to your computer’s security in exchange for being allowed on most computers by default. Once a cookie is placed on your computer, marketers and business owners can use the data […]