SCAM ALERT: The Doctor Blog Is Dubious

Just in case you happen across a website called “The Doctor Blog“, disregard it.   We’ve been unable to validate that Dr. Paul Newton (the alleged blogger) exists.   But here’s what we have verified:  His claim to have received the most innovative doctor of the decade by The New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 is unsubstantiated.  … Read more

SCAM ALERT: AlphaTest X is Execrable

What would you do if you meet a new person and the first thing they tell you is clearly a lie? You’d likely runaway. Well, pretty much the first thing that AlphaTest X tells you is a lie: its not touted by actor Tom Selleck or Dr. Phil.  And that’s not the only lie to … Read more

IN DEPTH: Should We Fear Big Brother, Big Data or Both?

Should you fear big brother or big data?  Or both?  Increasingly, industry observers have realized that the Internet has been taken over by giant data companies who have or will soon lose any regard for their customers.  Calls for regulation are getting louder.   The European Union and California have taken steps towards trying to protect … Read more

Protecting Your Personal Pictures

Alluring or sexy pictures are an essential part of the digital age.    Some among you may pooh-pooh such pictures, but they are going to be with us for as long as nice clothes, make-up, tanning and jewelry are part of our culture.   Nude or suggestive photos add spice and excitement to a courtship … Read more

BUYER BEWARE: Ed Clark, Electrical Litigious Unexpert

Beware Edward L. Clark.  If you see this man, keep walking.  If you find his webpage touting his electric expertise, click on through to some other company.  But if you choose to consider using any of his services, you may want to consider the following cautionary tale. Chronic Litigant Edward L. Clark will likely sue … Read more