2017-06-03

Tech Review: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2017 | TR 2017-06-03

Tech Review (TR 2017-06-03)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:

Features • 1) Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2017, 2) Impact of Paris Accord on Global Warming Negligible?, 3) Tech & Advertisers Helped Kill Internet Privacy, 4) Google Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases, 5) Chrome to Block Ads, 6) Patents & Printer Cartridges, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2017:

Other Tech News:

2) Impact of Paris Accord on Global Warming Negligible? "... even under the same level of commitment of the Paris agreement after 2030, our [MIT] study indicates a 95 percent probability that the world will warm by more than 2 C by 2100 ..."--MIT Joint Program Principal Research Scientist Erwan Monier.

3)  Tech and advertiser trade groups helped Congress dismantle Obama-era internet privacy rules | WashingtonPost.com: Trade groups for large internet service providers, the advertising industry and tech companies worked in tandem with congressional members.

4) Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You - MIT TechnologyReview.com: "The search giant wants to know how online ads translate into offline sales, but says it is taking steps to ensure users’ privacy isn’t breached."

5) Google Confirms Chrome Will Block Annoying Ads | Digital | AdAge.com"Publishers will be able to understand how they will be affected through a tool Google is dubbing "The Ad Experience Report." It will basically score a publisher's site and inform them which of their ads are "annoying experiences.""

6) Supreme Court Victory for the Right to Tinker in Printer Cartridge Case | Electronic Frontier Foundation"... when a patent owner "chooses to sell an item, that product is no longer within the limits of the monopoly and instead becomes the private individual property of the purchaser, with the rights and benefits that come along with ownership." The Court emphasized that, by default, people have every right to make, sell, and use things. The limited monopoly that the government bestows upon a patent owner is a deviation from the norm of free market competition and ownership of personal property, and is subject to important limits in order to protect the public interest ..." US Supreme Court Decision (pdf)

7) ICYMI Tech News:

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