5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions

This post immediately pushed me into turning off their App Platform all together. Here’s how you can do that:

Privacy Settings > Ads, Apps & Websites > Apps You Use and turn Platform OFF.

charlietodd:

Watch this video made by Kirby Ferguson and then go sign the petition

(Source: adamlaiacano, via charlietodd)

FiOS dominates as FCC measures actual Internet speeds

Eli Pariser: Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

"As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."

Wired: Your Life Torn Open

Genius. Wired UK sends readers a personalized copy of their new privacy-focused issue, with personal details about the reader found around the web.

Wired: Your Life Torn Open

Genius. Wired UK sends readers a personalized copy of their new privacy-focused issue, with personal details about the reader found around the web.

Yeah…

You know that internet bill I posted about yesterday?

It passed 19-0.

Will an Internet Censorship Bill Be Pushed Through a Lame-Duck Congress?

"Opponents note that the powers given the government under the bill are very broad. Because the bill targets domain names and not specific materials, an entire Web site can be shut down. So for example, if the US determines that there are copyright-infringing materials on YouTube, it could theoretically block access to all of YouTube, whether or not particular material being accessed infringes copyright.

Free speech advocates argue that Internet censorship laws are inevitably used for purposes other than the ones claimed by lawmakers.

For instance, Australia in recent years set up a “firewall” around its Internet, with the intention of blacklisting child pornography Web sites. But a list of the blocked sites, leaked to Wikileaks, showed that the Australian government was censoring more than porn: The blacklist contained religious and political Web sites.”

Crepe, by Radiohead

Crepe, by Radiohead

(Source: asuka-sohryu)

U.S. Senate to Vote on Internet Blacklist

What exactly does it do?

The bill creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. The first can be added to by a court, the second by the Attorney General. Internet service providers (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the government’s gratitude) for blocking domains on the second list.

(Source: daringfireball.net)