Technology

AP NEWS – November 30, 2018

A security breach inside Marriott’s worldwide hotel empire has compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests, exposing in some cases credit card numbers, passport numbers and birthdates, the company said Friday.

That Marriott “checks you in” – no doubt.

But, are there OTHERS “checking you out?

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The Wall Street Journal November 17–18 2018

A new tool for analyzing hundreds of thousands of small genetic differences can predict a range of psychological attributes from birth. It will transform how we see ourselves our capabilities and our problems.

Do you know who YOU are? Not till
Your GENEy is out of the bottle.

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The Wall Street Journal –  November 2, 2018

Retailer and other companies, calculate what shoppers are worth, then treat them accordingly…Everyone with the bank account, cell phone or online shopping habit has a CLV score.

A “CLV” (customer lifetime value) may apply.
Simply stated, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU BUY.”

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The Wall Street Journal – October 22, 2018

We are always multitasking, or moving from one bit of information to the next, rarely looking at one piece of information long enough to fully digest it.

Is it healthy… this constant stylus pecking?
Do the things we “check” REALLY need checking?

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The Wall Street Journal – October 9, 2018

(These devices)  sometimes freak people out, seeming to drop into conversations uninvited, playing music unprompted in the middle of the night, turning on other gadgets at random and acting generally well, possessed.

You’ll know if Alexa is acting ‘funny”

When she asks to borrow some money.

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