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Porn Industry Ready To Drop Flash

French Mailman Re:No 3d? (249 comments)

The problem isn't tits. There are other things in porn that would jump out of the screen and nearly hit you in the face.

more than 4 years ago

"Skinput" Turns Your Body Into Your I/O

French Mailman Baseball has been using this for years (56 comments)

Coaches and players have been issuing signals and commands by touching different parts of their body for as long as I can remember.

more than 4 years ago

Did We Lose the Privacy War?

French Mailman Re:You surrendered. (521 comments)

It is supposed to be a public unique identifier, nothing more, but it is being routinely (mis-)used as a secret piece of information, for instance, to authenticate people.

more than 4 years ago

First Ever Criminal Arrest For Domain Name Theft

French Mailman Re:DNN? (294 comments)

If there is a big enough market for domain name news, it might be interesting to try and steal that domain name!

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Violates Canadian Privacy Law

French Mailman Re:Draconian Laws (179 comments)

One thing to keep in mind is that once people are on FB, private information about them can be posted by other people and linked to them via tagging and linking. Because of most default settings in FB, people can't easily control who sees what their friends and families post about them.

Also, the recent article on privacy salience on Bruce Schneier's blog explains why some people put private information on such sites: FB and similar sites have an agressive marketing strategy that emphasizes the benefits of posting such information, while burying privacy concerns deep in hard-to-find pages.

more than 5 years ago

Facebook's New Terms of Service

French Mailman Re:Current users? (426 comments)

You will have to log in first in order to delete your account. So either log in now, which constitutes use of Facebook after the TOS have been published, and FB will keep the content you're about to delete, or never log in again and leave your content online for FB to do whatever it wants with it.

Facebook: helping you give away your privacy since 2003!

more than 5 years ago

User Charged With Felony For Using Fake Name On MySpace

French Mailman Re:Who uses their real name? (931 comments)

If we are no longer allowed to use pseudonyms on the Internet without getting sued, I'm getting my name legally changed to "Anonymous Coward."

more than 6 years ago



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