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Archive for the 'privacy' Category


Sunday, March 27th, 2011

http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/24/color/ I don’t necessarily believe this app sucks any more or less due to its 41 million dollars in VC funding. It may suck more because of the privacy implications– verified by looking at comments on the iTunes App Store and here. There’s a few reasons I’m not going to download the app; my opinions [...]

“The Utter Stupidity Of This Is Staggering”

Monday, August 7th, 2006

America Online released 20 million search results from queries by 650,000 users– then took down the link when it realized the PR disaster that would result.

Pentagon and NSA Tap Into Social Networking Websites

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Your network of online friends is fair game for government analysis.

The Hazy Past of San Francisco’s “Technology Czar”

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Metroblogging delves into the work history of Chris Vein, the man now negotiating free wi-fi in San Francisco. The namecalling could use some work, but this is an interesting tibdbit nonetheless. Vein’s somewhat mealy-mouthed response to recent ACLU charges that he is a tad….unresponsive can be found here in the form of a linked youtube.com [...]

Specter Spanks Cheney

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Go Arlen!

Just Because You’re Not Paranoid Doesn’t Mean Someone Isn’t Listening

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Or, if a basic Constitutional right falls in the forest and no one is there to defend it, does it make a sound?

Gawker Stalker Gets Showbiz Tonight/CNN Play

Friday, March 17th, 2006

I’m reluctant to join the caravan of indignant folks grandstanding about Gawker Stalker incorporation of Google Maps in its near-real-time (well, delayed 15 minutes) celebrity-locating reports. But I’ve thought about it and I guess I’ll hop on the bandwagon. I’ve always enjoyed the text of the Stalker weekly updates but using maps to pin down [...]

You Can Sleep More Soundly Tonight

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I feel better knowing that the FBI and UK authorities care enough to protect us from Morrissey. No one is safe until we can all conduct our daily business without being threatened by an narcissistic, monotonal 80s crooner from Manchester who’s obsessed with Ian Curtis and Oscar Wilde.

EFF Warns Against Google Desktop 3, Reminds Users Not To Put Beans In Their Ears

Friday, February 10th, 2006

What, you think it’s a bad idea that an option on Google Desktop 3 could centrally store an index of your hard drive on their servers?

“The Government Of George W. Bush Is Not A Dictatorship, But…”

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

The Nation‘s Jonathan Schell weighs in on Constitutional abuses by the Bush administration.