Posts Tagged: privacy


Alas, Zoom’s video conferencing technology is best of breed, and because Zoom is easy to use and the quality is so high, it is exploding in popularity now that the whole world is working and socializing remotely. All of the following can be — and I believe are — true: Zoom is popular, useful, and by their own admission not trustworthy” (John Gruber).

Alas, Zoom is the service I am stuck with to do my work. Yet another reason to wish this situation to be over.

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Fast Company: Apple and Google’s Location Privacy Controls Are Working

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Makes you wonder what they were doing with our data. Downloading Pocket…

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Trying to quit Facebook


It is scary as it is that Facebook applications know EVERYTHING about me. Now when websites can access Facebook through developer friendly APIs – in effect making them Facebook applications – I really should at least deactivate my account.

If I had any character whatsoever I would do it. But I guess that – and half a billion users – is exactly what is the problem.

Six reasons to hate Facebook’s new anti-privacy system, “Connections”http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/04/six-reasons-to-hate.html

Is the New Facebook a Deal With the Devil?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_centralization.php

Bizarro identity
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/04/22/bizarro-identity/

Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/04/23/privacy-issues-google-engineers-leaving-facebook-in-droves/

Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/diaspora_project_building_the_anti-facebook.php

Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_open_graph_the_definitive_guide_for_publishers_users_and_competitors.php

To Facebook the answer must be no
http://www.scripting.com/stories/2010/04/21/toFacebookTheAnswerMustBeN.html

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook
http://www.rocket.ly/home/2010/4/26/top-ten-reasons-you-should-quit-facebook.html

What Private Facebook Information Your Friends Can Publish http://smarterware.org/5818/what-private-facebook-information-your-friends-can-publish

How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should)
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_delete_facebook_applications_and_why_you_should.php

What Facebook Quizzes Know About You http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/what_facebook_quizzes_know_about_you.php

Criticism of Facebook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook

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