Google Claims FLoCs Can Be Nearly As Effective As Cookie-Based Ads

by Allison Schiff
// Monday, January 25th, 2021 – 11:29 am

Google’s been busy in the Privacy Sandbox.
Consider: Google’s Chrome browser has a new bird-themed proposal called FLEDGE that builds on TURTLEDOVE. The company is also making its proposal for interest-based cohorts – or FLoCs [aka, federated learning of cohorts] – available for public developer testing starting in March. And finally, on Monday Google shared the latest results of its own […]
Google Claims FLoCs Can Be Nearly As Effective As Cookie-Based Ads

The 7 Best Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners of 2021

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Modern consumers’ love affair with air conditioners is conflicting. They provide relief from summer heat and allow us to live comfortably, and save lives in hot regions and during heatwaves.

But they also harm the environment by contributing heavily to planet-warming pollution in two major ways […]
The 7 Best Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners of 2021

Huawei reportedly trying to sell off its premium smartphone brands

It’s no secret that Huawei has been in a tough spot since being added to the US Entity list and essentially cut off from Google on its Android phones. With no solution in sight, Huawei is reportedly in talks to sell off its premium Mate and P series smartphone brands.
Reuters reports that Huawei is in “early-stage talks” to sell both its Mate and P series smartphone brands, leading to an eventual exit from the high-end smartphone space. Apparently, Huawei has been talking […]
Huawei reportedly trying to sell off its premium smartphone brands

Lockdown exercise: Best Amazon Alexa and Fire TV fitness apps to keep you fit at home

Here is how to use your smart Amazon devices to get fit and keep fit during lockdown

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Matt Kollat
2021-01-25T13:22:21Z

Never mind the lockdown, exercising at home can get you fit for 2021! By now, probably everyone has at least one Amazon smart device, maybe an Amazon Echo Dot or an Amazon Fire TV stick, and both of these can be utilised to workout at home just by saying the right words. Ready to lose belly fat and boost metabolism? Let’s get right into it.
As well being able to ask Alexa […]
Lockdown exercise: Best Amazon Alexa and Fire TV fitness apps to keep you fit at home

Google Is The Latest Company To Turn Its Facilities Into Covid-19 Vaccination Sites

Google will make some of its facilities — buildings, parking lots, and open spaces — available as Covid-19 vaccination clinics, the company announced on Monday, joining companies like Disney, Amazon and Starbucks who are working closely with local and state governments to help speed up the mass inoculation process.
Google facilities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kirkland, Washington, and New York City will be … [+] used as Covid-19 vaccine sites.
In an official announcement, made by […]
Google Is The Latest Company To Turn Its Facilities Into Covid-19 Vaccination Sites

Google Search and Maps will soon list COVID-19 vaccination locations

Google today announced several efforts to aid COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the US. CEO Sundar Pichai announced $150 million in ad grants, while various Google products will soon display local information.
Google Search and Maps will soon show COVID-19 vaccination locations near you. This information will be collated from government agencies, retail pharmacies, and other authoritative sources. 
We’ll include details like whether an appointment or referral is required, if access is […]
Google Search and Maps will soon list COVID-19 vaccination locations

Alarming video reveals everything Google knows about who you are

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A potentially surprising website reveals everything that Google thinks it knows about you.
It includes the information about your age, gender, job and interests that the site has been able to work out as you use its products.
As you use Google products – not just the search engine but other tools such as Gmail – the company picks up information about users, in an attempt to better understand the kind of person they […]
Alarming video reveals everything Google knows about who you are