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Adam Tanner Speaks on the Rise of Personal Data Collection

Through story after story Adam Tanner wove a picture of how data collection works, who’s doing it and why. Using Caesars Entertainment as the poster child for data collection Tanner explained how casinos and other business trade us perks and privileges in exchange for our personal information. Whether it’s a fast pass at an amusement park, free airline miles or a shorter line for the buffet, businesses use a simple system of rewards based operant conditioning to inspires us to stay longer, return sooner and spend more with them.

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Measure Up Test Shows Hotarea.ocx Error

[LocalWare][339] Component ‘HotArea.ocx’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid. Was the message that greeted me when I fired up my first Windows Server 2012 practice test from MeasureUp. After a bit of Googling, I found two solutions to this error.  The first from the FAQ section of the MeasureUp! website and the second from David over a and Niklas Granö at     Solution 1 From MeasureUp From MeasureUp’s FAQ Area Fixing the “Component…

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Empty the Recycle Bins For All Users in Windows

How to empty all the recycle bins for all users in Windows To empty all the recycle bins on a machine  with  multiple user profiles type: rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin  Confirm that you want to empty the recycle bins. Type Y  to carry out the command or N to cancel the command. Keep in Mind: This command works with Windows Server 2012 and 2008, as well as Windows 8 and Windows 7 It must be run with elevated privileges. To run it on Windows…

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