ISPs Can Now Sell Your Browsing History (and How to Thwart Them); New Samsung Gear; More in Five for Wednesday


  1. Lots of virtual ink is being spilled on the repeal of the laws that prohibited Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing history without your consent. Here’s why you should care, and here’s what you can do to protect yourself. (If you really want to take a deep dive into this, read this excerpt from hacker Kevin Mitnick’s book The Art of Invisibility.
  2. Trying to gain back the tech consumer’s trust, Samsung has had a busy day. Shipping on April 21 are the Galaxy S8 and S8Plus, which Wired managed to call both “sweet” and “pretty dope” in the same article.
  3. Also from Samsung: the Connect Home router, which has the functionality of Samsung’s Smart Things hub built in. Nice.
  4. Amazon’s grab-it-and-go payment system is experiencing some growing pains. Maybe occasionally standing in a line isn’t such a bad idea.
  5. In the year 2000, 48 percent of Americans did not use the Internet. But surely now, pretty much everyone does, right? The answer is surprising.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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