Facebook has recently launched its graphic tools and this is exposing user's
weak privacy settings spilling their content unwittingly back into the public
domain. This article discussed Facebook's attitude to user privacy and how
Grace Hopper once wrote that is was “easier to ask for forgiveness than it
is to get permission.” This seems to me to be the corporate mantra of
Facebook Inc. And they've done it again with their new graphing feature.
When Facebook really started to take off back in the early 2000s privacy
wasn't a concern or issue to either users or providers. This new style of
sharing became the new normal and people were happy to post all sorts of
private content on the web. That was until they figured out that everyone,
stalkers and all, could gawk at their privates.
It took Facebook a long time to segment users into categories and there was... (more)
I was toying anyway with the idea of writing an article about BlackBerry. I
just read Electronista's exclusive about the US Department of Defense's iOS
order. According to Electronista and their sources, the DOD is rumored to be
purchasing around 210,000 iOS phones from Apple to replace some of the
470,000 BlackBerry devices currently in use.
As everyone knows, BlackBerry has been having a tough time. Just look at
their share price. They have bet the house so to speak on the success of the
new Z10 phone, which made it's US debut on Friday. So when I was walking this
afternoon al... (more)