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Facebook use: less is more (for me)

Facebook has a long track record and sordid history of abusing their users’ trust and privacy, including the most recent and egregious cases currently making headlines with Cambridge Analytica as well as election meddling in the US and Britain. As if that wasn’t enough, it then came to light that they have also been tracking and storing users’ phone call and text message data, including “who contacted whom, what time, […]

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Are We All Doomed to Turn Into Chatheads?

So, I was watching TV over the weekend when this ad came on for the new HTC One smartphone (the phone’s apparent sole claim to fame is being the first smartphone to offer Facebook Home). Am I the only one who is disgusted by this commercial? Maybe that’s too strong of a word – maybe I’m more dismayed. I’m not sure what’s worse – the way that the woman in […]

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Scientists Can Now “See” What We Dream (and Make Souvenir Videos Too)

WARNING: If you already feel like¬†Rockwell, what with Facebook, Google Glass, and everything else watching you, this post might not make you feel any better. According to a study just published in Science, scientists have now discovered how to invade the privacy of your dreamworld. Yep, turns out not even your subconsciousness is safe anymore. Using a combination of an MRI machine, a computer program, and web images (note to […]

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Facebook Home: Welcome or Go Away?

WALL-E

Last week, the Zuck announced the latest in Facebook‘s efforts to someday live up to its pre-IPO hype: Facebook Home. Home is a group of apps, or a super app, that turns your Android phone into a host organism for Facebook. Depending on whether or not you like Facebook, this could be a parasitic or symbiotic relationship. Home turns your innocuous home screen into a Facebook feed, called a “Cover […]

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