From Wired via Thomas Roessler: Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users’ names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday. I hope nobody thought their behaviour on youtube.com […]
Closing some tabs… Stephen Fry writing on ‘social network’ sites back in January (also in the Guardian): …what an irony! For what is this much-trumpeted social networking but an escape back into that world of the closed online service of 15 or 20 years ago? Is it part of some deep human instinct that we […]
I’m digesting some of the reactions to Google’s recently announced Social Graph API. ReadWriteWeb ask whether this is a creeping privacy violation, and danah boyd has a thoughtful post raising concerns about whether the privileged tech elite have any right to experiment in this way with the online lives of those who are lack status, […]
Another day, another massive leak of hosted personal photos. They’re probably being crawled by fake dating sites as I type this. “Meet these girls from $geoipdb.UserLocationFromIPAddress() now!“, etc. They’ll probably end up in bittorrent too, alongside the recent Myspace leaked photos.
Latest megasite privacy screwup, this time from MySpace who appear to have allowed users to consider photos “private” when associated with a private profile, while (as far as I can make out) have the URLs visible of guessable. Whoopsadaisy.Â Predictably enough someone has crawled and shared many of the images. Wired reports that the site […]
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