Is the Internet Broken, or are We Broken?
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Is the Internet Broken, or are We Broken?

I read this recent quote from an article about Ev Williams this week and something seemed oddly familiar about it: The trouble with the internet, Mr. Williams says, is that it rewards extremes. Say you’re driving down the road and see a car crash. Of course you look. Everyone looks. The internet interprets behavior like…

Linked – Collaboration Apps Make E-Discovery More Difficult
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Linked – Collaboration Apps Make E-Discovery More Difficult

I have a question about this part of the article. Since I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know the answer to this. First, the pull quote: Larger businesses are more likely to have IT departments with savvy administrators that are able to lock down private channels to prevent abuse, but many smaller companies may be…

Twitter Makes Changes to Privacy Policy with Big Impact on Blogs
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Twitter Makes Changes to Privacy Policy with Big Impact on Blogs

Actually, it appears the new changes will have a big impact on any website that embeds tweets or a timeline. You know, like the one over on the sidebar of this page. Apparently, as part of Twitter’s new policies, they are using those embeds to extend their reach for personalized advertisements, tracking not only what…

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

“(NEWSER) – It’s possible the experts in attendance Tuesday at a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands didn’t know what to make of 11-year-old Reuben Paul when the sixth-grader from Texas took the stage. But by the end of his presentation, they were tweeting compliments like “respect” and “the future of cybersecurity,” Mashable reports. According to…

Linked – US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe
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Linked – US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe

“US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered.” I’m glad someone came to their senses, but I’m still concerned about the…

Linked – Fyre festival: social media ‘influencers’ traded posts for lavish perks
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Linked – Fyre festival: social media ‘influencers’ traded posts for lavish perks

But one of the most notable disclosures from the 43-page document is the fact that hundreds of models and online personalities, such as reality star Kendall Jenner and model Emily Ratajkowski, were given free flights, accommodation and tickets in exchange for promoting the event to fans. As Bilton noted, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has…