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8 Giu/10

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 yesterday in his WWDC keynote, and it’s a gorgeous device with software upgrades that include multitasking, a video chat app called FaceTime, and more. I’m still a happy Android user, but I have to hand it to Apple. They continue to school the industry on aesthetics and marketing. Case in point: the FaceTime demo video. First, some background. I got a Sprint EVO at Google I/O which has a front-facing video camera, and presumably the...

6 Giu/10

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia’s Attorney General has instructed the country’s police to investigate search giant Google for possible breaches of privacy while taking photos for it’s Street View service. The investigation, reported by the BBC, has come about following complaints  that Google gathered some personal data from unencrypted WiFi networks. Australian law prohibits people accessing electronic communications for purposes that are not authorised and Attorney General Robert...

25 Mag/10

Facebook confirms new privacy settings rollout

Facebook confirms new privacy settings rollout

Following the announcement yesterday by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that his company had “missed the mark” on privacy, the social networking giant today confirmed that a new set of privacy settings would roll out to users beginning tomorrow, May 26th according to the BBC. Facebook’s vice-president of product Chris Cox said the whole incident had been “extremely humbling”. What the new privacy settings will be remains to be seen but Facebook and other...


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19 Mag/10

Live from Google I/O: Waving Wednesday’s Keynote

Live from Google I/O: Waving Wednesday’s Keynote

Google kicks off its annual two-day developerfest Google I/O today in San Francisco, and no doubt there are goodies in store during the opening keynote this morning from 9 until 10:30am Pacific Time. Google TV? Google Storage? Android 2.2? A better Buzz, Wave, or Chrome? You can watch the live video stream on YouTube as it happens. I’ll be in a seat in the audience at the Moscone Center, live-typing commentary in the wave embedded below, along with Adam Pash from Lifehacker, Leo...

17 Mag/10

Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself)

Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself)

Maintaining your privacy online isn’t as simple as Pirillo puts it, but his tweet made me laugh, because it’s such an important point. Awareness and prudence are more critical than any piece of software or privacy setting when it comes to protecting your personal data. Over at Fast Company this week, I took a stab at the most important things you can do to protect your privacy online. It’s common sense, worthy of repetition. Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You...

17 Mag/10

From Facebook to Diaspora

From Facebook to Diaspora

Diaspora is a distributed, open source alternative to Facebook that a few NYU graduates want to spend this summer building. They set out to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter, and on the strength of all the backlash against Facebook’s privacy problems, the project has raised over $175,000 as of writing. Good for them. There are a LOT of existing projects doing work in this area (like OneSocialWeb, DiSo, Activity Streams), but I’m ok with a new effort working both together and in...

7 Mag/10

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the new people search engine that’s freaking users out, because when you “spokeo” yourself there’s a good chance you’ll find your home address, phone number, interests, gender, occupation, wealth level, marital status, photos, and more. The search engine compiles information from public records and public social media network pages to put together a pretty complete profile of individuals. My local news station ran a piece on Spokeo and profiled...

21 Apr/10

Google Government Requests

Google Government Requests

Google yesterday released a new tool that they call Government Requests tool which is a visual representation of the request Google received from government agencies to remove content or provide information about users of their services and products. The map shows the number of requests that Google has received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. The numbers are slightly misleading as they refer to single requests which may have asked for the removal of more than one url or disclosure...

15 Feb/10

Iterating Buzz

Iterating Buzz

Last week I gave Google a small pass for launching Buzz with serious privacy problems and a too-hard-to-find “off” button, saying that at least they were iterating quickly and openly, correcting their mistakes. Today I’m happy to see they continued to do so this weekend, even after I wondered if I spoke too soon. Significant changes to how Buzz works will be rolling out which address most of the problems it has. Would you see this kind of quick and apologetic about-face...

11 Feb/10

Google Buzz Privacy Issue

Google Buzz Privacy Issue

Google Buzz has been announced publicly just a few days ago. It basically allows Gmail users to use social networking features that are similar to those offered on Twitter. Gmail users can follow others, write status notifications, post images or videos and read messages that are posted by their contacts. And the way those contact information are handled by default is a privacy issue. Google will automatically suggest and add Gmail contacts to the followed list, that is users whose status...