For years now, what web sites do with our data has become a serious problem in the online world. From confusing settings on Facebook – like their recent decision to again set strange defaults in Facebook Places – to online banking, how information about our lives is protected, distributed and use online has become a… Continue reading Will “Banks” For Data Solve Our Privacy Woes?
Greedy providers. The mobile industry is all about squeezing as much money from the consumer as it can. But with AT&T’s move to a tiered pricing for data — and with others sure to follow — we could bear witness to long-lasting impacts that could not only punish consumers, but could destroy potential innovation for… Continue reading Mobile Innovation’s Greatest Threat: Greedy Providers?
(Image Credit: “Evolution of Storage” by Curtiss Spontelli | CC) We consume an amazing amount of data, but we also store an equally impressive amount of data as well, and if you think back to not too long ago, we were having to deal with floppy disks and zip drives and who knows what else.… Continue reading A Visual Homage To Data Storage
MySpace? What’s MySpace? Oh just a website that we can social network with each other. Instead of calling me, you can now send me a message or post on my comments. Hmmm.. that sounds like something I need to do. Oh great, a new friend request. Let me just update my profile and tell everyone… Continue reading Big Brother is no longer just watching. Myspace to start selling user data.