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OMG this is astonishing

I am gobsmacked by this information from the Wall Street Journal. Why would a game on your iPhone need to transmit¬† your phone number “back to base”? Why does a dictionary want to send your location? Why would they not tell you? I cannot imagine a good...

How to quit Facebook (sort of)

Another excellent post from Lifehacker, this time on how to quit Facebook, without actually doing so. In other words, how to improve your security. http://lifehacker.com/5538697/how-to-quit-facebook-without-actually-quitting-facebook

Who are you?

Yet another interesting post from Lifehacker, in this case the excellent Gina Trapani. This one is about how to use your own domain for your OpenID. Say wha? OpenID is a way of using your credentials on one website to sign into another. Imagine that you are surfing...

Facebook – the latest

Well, Facebook’s rapid rethink of their privacy settings has landed for some at least. The new settings are due to reach all FB’s users over the next couple of weeks (why does it take so long?) and have not yet reached me so I am not commenting from direct...