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Blog Profile / The Not-So Private Parts

Filed Under:Society & Culture
Posts on Regator:1165
Posts / Week:6.5
Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

No, Your Co-Worker Doesn’t Have A Crush On You, But Spammy Dating App Sway Desperately Wants You

Two start-ups acting badly show what can go wrong when companies start scraping your social media profiles.

The Terribly Irony In The New York Times Failing To Publish Its Own ‘Innovation Report’

Why is the New York Times letting these sites steal all the traffic to their innovation report?

How Google Can Rebelliously Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

People who request information be removed from search engines can get what they want, but they won't be able to let the 'forgetting' be forgotten.

Shutterfly Congratulates A Bunch Of People Without Babies On Their ‘New Arrivals’

It's the digital advertising equivalent of asking a woman who is not pregnant when she is due.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: ‘Why are people just sitting on their Bitcoin?’

Day 6: Bitcoin living is far more luxurious this year. I use my bitcoin bank to head to wine country.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: All Grown Up (And A Little Naughty)

Day 5: In which I spend my Bitcoin dollars at a ramen restaurant and a strip club.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: Where Ross Ulbricht Went To Trade Bitcoins

The early adopters were a small group of people who loved a very weird thing; oftentimes under those circumstances, everybody knows everybody else.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: Eating Like A Crypto-King

I used to feel completely crazy when I told people I could only pay for things in Bitcoin. Now I merely feel eccentric.

Government Tells Snapchat To Stop Lying About Photos Disappearing

On Thursday, the FTC announced that the company made all kinds of false privacy and security claims, including the premise of the app: that it could send photos that would self destruct, which is something unfortunate teenage girls have also discovered.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: The Cryptocurrency’s Youngest Miner?

My plan Tuesday is to head to Silicon Valley to meet a teen who may be Bitcoin’s youngest miner, to buy lunch with Bitcoin at the only coffee shop that takes it in the area, and to hunt down an elusive Bitcoin ATM.

The Technological Reason Why Cops Shouldn’t Be Snooping Through Smartphones

There's a technological reason why cops shouldn't fire up a smartphone and start poking around when they arrest someone: They might destroy evidence.

Why Facebook’s New ‘Anonymous Login’ Matters

By giving users the power of anonymity for services outside of Facebook, the company makes itself more valuable as the broker who grants access to those users, about which it knows so much.

Baby Monitor Hacker Still Terrorizing Babies And Their Parents

Last summer, someone hacked into a Houston couple’s baby monitor in order to yell at their daughter and tell her to “wake up, you little slut.” The Gilbert family was using an Internet-connected Foscam product that had known vulnerabilities that would make it easy for a knowledgeable intruder to get into it and control it. [...]

You Can Hide Your Pregnancy Online, But You’ll Feel Like A Criminal

Janet Vertesi may be the only expectant woman in America not to see a single diaper ad over the course of her pregnancy.

To Really Punish Gurbaksh Chahal, Opt Out Of RadiumOne’s Ads

Those upset about how an advertising company CEO's domestic abuse episode can do more than just tweet, blog, and hate-read blog posts; they can choose not to let the online advertising company do business on them.

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