Shared: CubeYou, a Cambridge-like app, collected data on millions from Facebook

I think this sort of behavior has been commonplace with the entities that gained legitimate access to Facebook’s user data. I think we’re going to find out that this privacy violation is much larger and much deeper than we ever imagined it to be.

Data analytics firm CubeYou uses personality quizzes and apps clearly labeled for “non-profit academic research” to aid marketers in finding customers.

Source: Facebook suspends another data analytics firm after CNBC discovers it was using tactics like Cambridge Analytica

Anyone interested in a daytime NeedleNerds meeting?

Please post a comment to this blog post if you are interested in meeting sometime during the week day. I won’t be able to make a daytime meeting since I work fulltime, but I can get something coordinated.

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Shared: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

I’ve known a lot of people that have been taking some kind of anti-anxiety or depression drug for years. I’ve wondered what the plan was to get them off of the medication…this article seems to indicate there is no plan. . . their continued dependency is by design . . . JD

“Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-prozac-cymbalta.html

This food is keeping Bert alive

Bert still struggles to eat canned & hard food on his own. I’ve had to syringe feed him for a month to keep him from literally starving to death.  I fed him with this Hills Prescription diet A/D food. It is a high calorie pate type food that, when mixed with a little bit of liquid, works really well in a syringe.

He eventually figured out how to drink water on his own, but it’s taken him longer to start eating on his own.  Some days, he’ll lick up really soft canned, pate textured cat food, but some days he struggles even doing that.

When I took Bert to the vet last Saturday to get his stitches removed, I bought a case of the Hills Prescription Diet food (it is not sold at the store without a prescription) just so I’d have some on hand just in case I have to resort to syringe feeding him again. Today was a syringe feeding kind of day. . . it’s been a discouraging day.