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Posts Tagged 'internet'

Slate: Internet privacy: How network analysis can reveal details you would rather hide

Very interesting piece over on Slate. Would you agree to wear a stress monitor while giving a presentation? If not, what if a video of that talk could reveal at which point you were most calm, and most stressed? Wouldn’t you like to know which parts of a speech a politician was most confident about, […]

29 August 2011 at 20:13 - Comments

This may come in useful some day!

It turns your Facebook page into a spreadsheet

5 July 2011 at 17:54 - Comments

Face of things to come: The philosophy of Facebook

(Credit: Audrey Fukuman, As I predicted, the privacy debate about Facebook came to nothing, as it appears that Facebook growth ACCELERATED in the last month, thereby proving the old adage that ‘any publicity is good publicity’. The bottom line is that the vast majority of Facebook’s users really don’t care enough about the privacy […]

23 June 2010 at 13:00 - Comments

RTE Radio 1, Sunday Forum

An email I sent in to the Sunday Forum on RTE Radio 1 got picked up by Myles Dungan. The show was discussing Facebook and internet privacy issues: Sunday Forum May 30th and Sunday Forum May 30th – 2 The question was basically, can traditional ethics and morality keep pace with technology?   To which I answered: […]

31 May 2010 at 15:30 - Comments

Why Facebook’s privacy policy doesn’t work: We’re not in college anymore

It’s pretty simple what’s going on, now that I’ve had a chance to think. Facebook’s ethos is ‘radical transparency’ Everything should be shared All information should be free We should share all our information This would make us all equal This is why: we have the News Feed the privacy default is public Facebook is built […]

19 May 2010 at 12:21 - Comments