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 … Continue reading Facebook use: less is more (for me)
Who really owns and controls what you publish online?
What sorts of permissions are you giving sites like Instagram and Facebook over your personal information and content? The answer may surprise you.
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 … Continue reading Are We All Doomed to Turn Into Chatheads?
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. … Continue reading Scientists Can Now “See” What We Dream (and Make Souvenir Videos Too)
Facebook Home: Welcome or Go Away?
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 … Continue reading Facebook Home: Welcome or Go Away?