Halloween: I Hate Clowns

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. Look through the citations and do a simple search on Google will result in numerous articles explaining who clowns are almost universally feared by adults and children alike. And with the day getting shorter, colder weather, and Halloween season now upon the US, what better time to spook the public and engage its imagination than scary killer-clowns. After all, vampires and werewolves are embraced as sex objects and zombies are nothing to fear as long as one is a good shot and is fit enough to outrun them.

So, in an attempt to gain notoriety and social media creds, idiots in... Read More...

Google Should Offer Paid Services Without The Tracking

Privacy is a big deal to me. I don’t mind Google know a lot about me. It’s fine. It’s Google’s partners know a lot about me and that’s when I have a lot of problems. It’s largely why I’ve moved away from Google with most of the basic searches and have been using Duckduckgo for quite some time now. For more than a year, DDG has been my go-to search engine. And the 10% of the times that I am not satisfied with the search results from DDG, I go to Bing or Google.

Even so, searching on Google is no big deal. However, more and more users have become wary of Google and attacks about how we are Google’s products have started to stick. That is a fair statement.

Perhaps, it’s time for Google to go back the days of people have to pay for services and give people the option of not being tracked. Yes, I’m talking about giving users the option to pay for services, avoid ads, and be tracked only for services like Google Now. If users are willing to pay, give them the privilege to have more control of their personal information.