Not like, “Donald Trump Decrees ‘All Dogs Are Boys,’” but like, “Donald Trump Nominates Steven Seagal as Secretary of Defense.”That perfect storm of plausibility and heinousness seems to have been achieved today by a story concerning , an upcoming Google site that will allow employers to post job listings and manage applications.
Several outlets, including , an , and experienced British shit-spreaders the and the , ran stories on Monday suggesting that the would allow employers to see users’ search history.
Note: although some codecs can be possibly found and downloaded from download.com, (sometimes eve reported as malware by antivirus), so I stopped using them some time ago.
As most of you know, once this or a similar fix is installed, you can either copy or play the movie files recorded on your Android phone when it’s connected to your computer as a disk drive (turn on USB storage on the phone) with a USB cable.
I fixed this by downloading and installing the file below.
For those of you who don’t want any details, I got the file directly at this link: .
The affected video files have the .3gp extension and although this is a , Windows 7 apparently cripples the experience and out of the box plays them without any sound.
RT, for example, said the news “prompted fears that employers could be able to access your search history and Youtube subscriptions,” and the claimed that “several news reports suggest this will allow recruiters to access your entire search history,” without citing any specific sources. Speaking to Gizmodo, a Google spokesperson said, “Only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application.
Disclaimer: If you decide to follow my example, proceed at your own risk.
In most cases I don’t provide free technical support.
When Congress voted to repeal rules on broadband privacy a couple weeks ago, people were freshly reminded of how fucked we are when it comes to keeping our information safe online.
And Google has a of information about you, as does Facebook, and maybe Twitter, and definitely your ISP.