Adam Ruins Everything digs a little deeper into the obvious – that free online services sell our data to advertisers. On one hand, targeted ads sustain the free stuff we enjoy (like this website). On the other hand, we don’t know just how much of our data is kept and by whom.
An internet router for parents looking for an easy way to manage their family’s online activity. Gryphon comes with an app that lets you see everyone’s browsing history, allow access to websites or turn off online access temporarily and more.
A desktop application that makes it easy to select which programs can connect to the Internet. Very useful when you’re using a mobile hotspot and other cellular connections. It also shows the total data consumed for that session. Available for Windows and OS X.
A mobile hotspot service for frequent travelers. For a flat monthly fee, Anqor will let you go online via the cellular networks in different countries, eliminating roaming fees and the need for multiple SIM cards or plans.
A web app that disguises any webpage to look like the New York Times’ website. It even has the title and image from an actual news article, plus a summary of the article so your cover won’t be blown if someone asks what you’re “reading.”
Martin Vargic and Jay Jason Simons are working on a funny but informative illustration that depicts the major players and websites on the Web as countries and continents. The poster also includes stats and other trivia.
The GAG Quartet manages to cram over 40 popular Internet memes into a single jammin’ instrumental track. See if you can spot them all. Trust us, they’re not all as obvious as Nyan Cat.
The smartass puppets of Glove and Boots are back, taking on all those annoying, intrusive ads that pay for all the video bandwidth you use up watching countless YouTube videos.
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