Category: technology

Why Facebook Is Your Enemy

Read this TechCrunch article. Just another example of why I’ve (mostly) stopped using Facebook. Facebook sees you as nothing more than a data point in an algorithm. They care not a whit for your privacy. They don’t care if you want their app on your Android phone or not....

Phone Addiction Is Real

Read this article about smartphone addiction, and tremble. It is happening, and it’s only getting worse. I despise this growing phenomenon so much that I wrote a whole novel about it. It’s called Internet Kill Switch, and one of the major themes is the effect a worldwide Internet outage...

Ditching DirecTV

I cut the cord — or, more accurately, ditched the dish — yesterday, cancelling my DirecTV account. I did it for one reason, and one reason alone: the expense. I was paying anywhere from $100-$230 a month, depending on whether or not I had some sports subscriptions included in...

Getting Secure

Just so you know, this site is in the process of being secured. Now, when you click on keithwardfiction.com, you get a “Not Secure” warning next to the URL. That simply means that I haven’t installed a security (SSL) certificate. The certificate has been purchased and is “in validation,”...

Bye Bye, Facebook

One New Year’s resolution I’ll have no trouble keeping: I’m waving Facebook goodbye. I’m simply fed up. The company has proven time and again that users are nothing to them but a commodity to be bought and sold. They are deceptive in their practices, and aren’t about creating community,...