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Google’s Handing Accidentally Acquired Data To Proper Authorities [Google]

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Remember the data that Google Street View cars accidentally collected from Wi-Fi networks while roaming streets? After some back-and-forth, the search engine company is handing the data over to the proper “data protection authorities”. More

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Are Cameras the New Guns? [Privacy]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, book, Bp, bus, Cam, Camera, Cameras, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Ebook, EC, eco, Epic, Et, Face, facebook, ff, flo, floor, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Guns, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Illegal, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Men, MER, mid, Mod, nin, Ny, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, photography, PI, Pixel, Play, Police, Pr, Privacy, Q, quant, Rc, Republished, RSS, Rv, security, serve, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, TI, tub, TV, tweet, Us, V, Vide, Video, Videos, X1, YouTube

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. Trade Show Banner Stands . In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Sunbrella Furniture . More

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Let’s Be Best Friends on Facebook! [Community]

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The Privacy Changes Facebook Needs to Make Today [Facebook]

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This afternoon, Facebook will announce the privacy changes they’ve been promising over the past several weeks. And while all we know so far is that the fix involves simplified settings , here are the adjustments they’d be crazy not to make.

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Facebook CEO Admits They "Missed the Mark" On Privacy [Facebook]

by on May.24, 2010, under backlash, facebook, Facebook Privacy, Home Automation, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, social-networking

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a carefully crafted near-apology in today’s Washington Post . And while his promises of coming improvements are welcome, the essay’s not so much a grand gesture as calculated damage control. Tennessee Foundation Repair company . More

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Save Your Weird Searches For Encrypted Google [Google]

by on May.22, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Av, Beta, Bp, C5, cat, Cf, clear, color, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, encrypted, Encryption, Engine, Et, F1, ff, g2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google Search, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, late, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Pro, Profile, ps, Q, quant, que, Rc, RSS, Rv, sea, search, Search engines, security, serve, Service, SSL, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, Us, V, Weird, X1

With all of the high-profile privacy lapses we’ve been seeing lately, no one would blame you for wanting to keep your Google searches, well, your Google searches. A new beta service does just that, protecting your queries with SSL encryption. Denver Marketing Companies . More

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It’s The World’s Tiniest Open-Source Violin! [Image Cache]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, bd, book, Bp, cat, cc, CERN, city, classic, clear, color, Comic, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Et, Face, facebook, Facebook Privacy, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, Image cache, Imagecache, images, In, Io, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Mod, Music, New York, New York City, nex, next, Of, om, One, Open Source, order, Os, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Privacy, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, source, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, unit, Us, V, violin, Wave, world, X1, xkcd, Xkcd open source

Anyone else feel the hysteria over the Facebook privacy concerns is pretty ridiculous? Wave an open-source violin in the face of the next posturing fool you see harping on about it.

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Australian Customs Officials Will Search Your Laptop For Porn [Porn]

by on May.20, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, ash, Australia, Australian Sex party, bd, Bp, cat, Cf, Cia, clear, color, Custom, Customs, D3, dash, day, de, Display, down under, Ds, E, Ea, Electron, Electronics, Et, ff, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Graph, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Incoming passenger cards, Isp, La, Labels, Laptop, Les, Mod, Ms, Of, om, One, order, Os, Outback, Padd, party, PI, Pixel, Play, Porn, Pornography, Privacy, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, S1, sea, search, serve, sex, star, Style, Tag, tar, tech, TI, Top, Travel, Tron, TV, Up, Us, V, X1, XP

The Australian Sex Party —which is a trade group, not a fun Friday night—has risen up against new Australian customs rules that allow officials to search your personal electronics for pornography. Even Crocodile DunDD ? Outrage! More

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Facebook Promises "Simplistic" Privacy Choices [Facebook]

by on May.19, 2010, under facebook, Facebook Privacy, Home Automation, Privacy, Privacy Settings, Tim Sparapani

Facebook seems to know they’ve stepped over a line—first came the internal privacy powows and second-guesses . longboard wheels . Now Facebook’s public policy honcho says that the site will be introducing “simplistic” privacy choices. Oh good! Now what’s that mean, exactly? More

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There’s Discord Brewing At Facebook HQ [Facebook]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, artic, Av, book, Bp, C5, cat, Cia, clear, color, de, Disco, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, Et, Event, Face, facebook, Facebook drama, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ink, Ion, ions, Isp, La, Labels, late, meeting, Meetings, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, network, NK, Of, om, One, Online, order, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Privacy, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, security, serve, soc, social, social-networking, Style, Tag, tech, Test, TI, TV, Ui, unit, Us, V, work, Wsj, X1, Zuckerberg

We know that Facebook staff’s been meeting to discuss user privacy, but it appears that these meetings might not be the happiest of events. It actually seems like Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg might be forced to rethink some past decisions. More

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