The documentary CitzenFour chronicles Edward Snowden’s actions and conversations during the campaign to expose how our government spies on everyone. Do you search on Google? A record exists for your every search through time. Do you shop online? NSA records purchases–weapons; legal drugs (e.g. insulin, Viagra); movies/books/gadgets and underwear from Amazon. Do you have a cell phone on […]

IFTTT recipes

This month’s IFTTT newsletter consisted of 3 sets of recipes: Capturing, storing or disseminating  news stories ( https://ifttt.com/recipes/collections/17-recipes-for-following-the-news) Pushing content from one social media platform to another (https://ifttt.com/recipes/collections/40-recipes-to-streamline-your-social-media) Road tripping (https://ifttt.com/recipes/collections/18-recipes-for-a-road-trip) In reviewing these recipe collections, I had to drill down to find out what the source and target entities are. For example:  Automatic -Watch the video […]


The acronym IFTTT expands to If This Then That, an Internet service that enables you to automate small tasks which occur out in cyberspace. IFTTT “recipes” connect Triggers (events) to Actions (result). Connectable devices are your computer, tablet, IOS or Android phone. For example, you can construct a recipe that sends your mobile device a text […]