Evolving privacy paradigms: Twitter, Facebook and Google+

I’ve been using Google+ for a few days now and despite being a “limited field test”, it has a brilliant approach to privacy. If you are unfamiliar with Google+, take a look at this introductory video: At Google+’s core is the Circles feature. Circles offers users fairly granular control over their contacts and what theyContinue reading “Evolving privacy paradigms: Twitter, Facebook and Google+”

Looking to the left of copyright

I just watched a terrific video interview with Neil Gaiman in which he talks about his experiences with what some may consider piracy on the Web. His story is not new to me and a number of popular authors and artists have had similar experiences including Paulo Coehlo and Nine Inch Nails. The story isContinue reading “Looking to the left of copyright”

Facebook’s sleight of hand with Groups and profile information downloads

Facebook announced a number of changes on the 6th which signified a privacy and personal information control about-turn by the biggest online social network on the planet. I previously commented that Facebook has become something of a privacy fiend recently. Why did I say this? Here are a few reasons and approaches that concerned meContinue reading “Facebook’s sleight of hand with Groups and profile information downloads”