There are terrible words about to be posted on this page, but don’t turn away yet. There’s a reason that some radical ideas need to be said even if they’re never going to happen. Facebook should offer a premium service. The free social network is the king of the sharing world, holding the attention of… Continue reading A case for Facebook premium
It’s often easy to lump in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon into the same pot. After all, they’re all big tech companies that focus on innovation, bring addictive gadgets, services, or both to consumers, and make tons of money off of our desires for the latest and greatest. They’re all evil to some extent,… Continue reading Apple attacks Google and Facebook. They have a point.
One of the most annoying parts of the Edward Snowden revelations isn’t what everyone is focused on. It isn’t that the NSA has been snooping on anyone and everyone they can. It isn’t that they seem to have their fingers in places that were once considered virtually impossible to hack. It isn’t even the poor… Continue reading Tech giants can’t (or won’t) protect your data when push comes to shove
Could we be getting “NSA fatigue”? No, I’m not talking about the obvious weariness that we have about the National Security Agency’s actions. I’m talking about the news. Has there simply been so much that has come out about their activities over the past few months that blockbuster news doesn’t even grab our attention anymore?… Continue reading Why the NSA tapping of Google and Yahoo clouds is more dangerous than PRISM
The title of the infographic itself is, “A Short History of Internet Milestones”. In reality, we have gone beyond the concept of a “short” history. Things move too quickly in the digital world to count anything measured in decades as short. The graphic itself, created by pkbibi, does a nice job of breaking down everything… Continue reading #Infographic: The history of the internet
On one hand, it’s refreshing to see tech leaders such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg stepping forward to speak out about the despicable practices the US government in general and the NSA in particular are perpetrating against their own citizens. On the other hand, it’s strange to hear someone whose company has notoriously blurred the lines… Continue reading How does Mark Zuckerberg have the right to complain about privacy?
If you avoided Gmail and stuck with Yahoo mail for the sake of privacy concerns, it’s time to find a new provider. Starting Monday, June 3, classic email will be discontinued and users will have to accept the new terms of service that require that content of all emails are scanned. According to the new… Continue reading All Yahoo email accounts will be scanned starting Monday
Facebook and other social networks are employing keyword-sniffing programs that monitor our private communications such as chats and direct messages. When a potential criminal activity is found, the communication is presented to human auditors who determine whether or not to inform law enforcement. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? This was one… Continue reading Is social media privacy breached if it’s software that’s listening in?
There’s a rush going on in Washington DC right now. It has been going on for over 2 years now and will continue until they get something done. The topic – cybersecurity. The latest failed legislation – CISPA. US News is reporting that the US Senate will not take up the cybersecurity bill but will… Continue reading CISPA is dead but cybersecurity legislation will rear its ugly head again
“Damn you, Facebook. I don’t like you but everyone I know is on it. If I want to see pictures of little Timmy sliding into third base or hear what’s happening with my ex-, I’ll have to keep playing your game.” Similar thoughts run through the minds of millions of people all the time. People… Continue reading People care about Facebook privacy, just not enough to do anything about it