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Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

Microsoft tries to kill Internet Explorer 6

Mar 7, 2011
Wait, didn't Microsoft MAKE Internet Explorer 6? Indeed they did but it's a pretty old product and a really bad one. IE6 was first released back in...
Posted In: business, can't kill the beast, internet explorer, Microsoft, privacy, security, stabbed it with their steely knives, Web Culture

Google kills 21 rogue Android apps

Mar 2, 2011
Yesterday we told you about a fake version of the Android app Steamy Window, which included a hidden bit of code that took control of your phone,...
Posted In: android, business, gadgets, Google, privacy, security

Facebook reiterates its plan to give app developers access to users' phone numbers and home addresses

Mar 2, 2011
This is a plan that Facebook first announced several weeks ago but then quickly put on ice after loud objections from privacy groups and concern...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Social networking to stop street harassment of women

Mar 1, 2011
Women traveling for business have a place to share stories they rarely get a chance to. Ihollaback. Stoptreetharassment.com and other sites create...
Posted In: Law, privacy, Web Culture, world

Android app hacked

Mar 1, 2011
Seems like we've been hearing about the security vulnerabilities of Android apps for a while and here's a test case. Steamy Window is a silly...
Posted In: android, apps, business, gadgets, privacy, security, trojan

Schumer wants a more secure WiFi

Feb 28, 2011
Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on website operators like Amazon and Twitter to encrypt their sites, change from HTTP to HTTPS addresses...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, government, policy, privacy, Twitter

Facebook share and like buttons are merging

Feb 28, 2011
Okay, so here we have a seemingly minor Facebook design change that could be of no significance whatsoever BUT what have we learned about tech...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Court will hear case on pornoscanners

Feb 25, 2011
On March 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear arguments in a case about whether the use of the body...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy, TSA

LinkedIn blocked in China

Feb 25, 2011
Really, China? Blocking the most square and businesslike social networking site in the world? The official social networking site of everyone's dad...
Posted In: China, government, linkedin, policy, privacy, search, social media, world

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