I take on the explosive issue of internet privacy, showing how Google and other sites track your movements on the web and how you can stop them.
Anthony De Rosa
Google has had a series of embarrassing flops when it comes to new products. Google Wave was too complicated and didn’t solve a problem anyone had. Google Buzz never caught on with enough people to become useful. Now, they’ve set their sights directly on Facebook with Google+ and after spending a little less than a day with it, I have to admit I am intrigued.
A decade ago, we wondered what happened to the product that Google just announced. The Chromebook, Google’s version of a netbook, finally has the ecosystem and infrastructure to support it. Many have declared the PC age on its deathbed, with mobile on the verge of overtaking its marketshare. Google simply believes the PC will evolve, into the cloud and beyond local based storage.
The first time I used Skype I was in awe. The video quality, the effortlessness it allowed me to see and hear my family far away over my laptop computer screen was magic. It was even more magical when I tried it on my iPhone — a Dick Tracy moment. And it was more impressive than FaceTime because it allowed me to talk to anyone with Skype, not just with those who had an iPhone.
Is Facebook just an elaborate direct marketer’s masterwork? Should I think twice before using my existing Twitter account to log into various services all around the web? Should I be worried about handing my credit card over to Sony? These and other perfectly valid and simultaneously conspiracy theoretical ideas tend to float in and around my head from time to time. The big scare du-jour, is if Apple’s iPhone and Google’s mobile OS, Android, are tracking and archiving our every movement.
Twitter in negotiations to bring back Jack Dorsey as chief product officer – Business Insider
CNN moves past MSNBC in primetime viewers for the first time in over a year – Forbes
Magazines can now count iPad and other digital edition sales toward paid-circulation – Ad Age
Up-to-the-minute updates on aircraft maintaining the no-fly zone over Libya – Guardian
Chris Tenant out at Vanity Fair after 5 weeks on the job (2nd item down) – NY Daily News
Flipboard raising capital at a $200 million valuation – BoomTown
Google exec : We are not at war with Apple – Telegraph