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Facebook and "the right to be forgotten"

Mar 17, 2011
A new law being sought by the European Union would demand that websites permanently delete all data held about a user if that user requests that...
Posted In: business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media, Web Culture

LA Times switches to Facebook comments

Mar 16, 2011
The paper is just the latest major web presence to abandon its own commenting system in favor of just importing commenting functionality from Face...
Posted In: business, comments, Facebook, newspapers, social media, Web Culture

Facebook is showing baseball games

Mar 16, 2011
Yeah, sure, because why not? They already have social media, Batman movies, geolocation, games, email, and other stuff. Baseball? Sure, hell, sla...
Posted In: baseball, business, Entertainment, Facebook, social media

Google social network to launch in May, I guess

Mar 14, 2011
There was a flurry of rumors over the weekend that Google would launch a social networking service called Google Circles at SxSW. The company...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, search, social media, Web Culture

Tomorrow is iPad 2 day

Mar 10, 2011
The tablet arrives in stores tomorrow and it's getting some great reviews with a few caveats. Josh Topolsky at Engadget praises the physical object...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, iPad 2, manufacturing, social media

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

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

Twitter makes changes that screws things up for researchers

Mar 4, 2011
Twitter is changing its terms of service. Might not make a big difference to you and me as we tweet about the tv show we're watching or what we're...
Posted In: Entertainment, research, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Augmented reality games for kids

Mar 4, 2011
PBS is working on a project to design augmented reality games for kids four or five years old. ...
Posted In: Entertainment, games, pbs, social media, Web Culture

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