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Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies

me at werk Re:Online Advertising Response (369 comments)

Ah, well, it seems they're doing that in the mobile market, anyway.

They're actually doing something about this because some smartphone games for children do location tracking, and nobody knows why.

According to the FTC, among its more troubling findings is that many children's apps "shared certain information with third parties -- such as device ID, geolocation, or phone number -- without disclosing that fact to parents. Further, a number of apps contained interactive features -- such as advertising, the ability to make in-app purchases, and links to social media -- without disclosing these features to parents prior to download."

about a year and a half ago

Cringely's Lost Jobs Interview: Coming To a Theater Near You

me at werk Re:Cringely making money of Jobs death? (206 comments)

If you read the posts about it, apparently he wants money to put his kids through college. Maybe he missed the part about how Steve Jobs didn't finish college?

more than 2 years ago

Google Maps To Charge For API Usage

me at werk Re:Why not add sponsored results as an option? (141 comments)

I already see sponsored results show up on my iPhone's Maps app, so I'm pretty sure you're gonna get those regardless of if you pay or not.

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Timeline Shows Who Has Unfriended You

me at werk Re:You can already do this... (113 comments)

I think the issue with that is, it is only unfriends going forward, not historical like the timeline (did) show.

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Timeline Shows Who Has Unfriended You

me at werk Re:doesn't work any more. (113 comments)

You're correct, I looked the first day it was there and saw "added 50 something friends", looked and several had "add to friends" boxes, so I knew they'd unfriended me or whatever. They are no longer there.

more than 2 years ago

Why UK Banks Don't Tweet

me at werk Re:Sigh (106 comments)

Some people post stupid questions out loud on Twitter. They expect one of their friends to help them use google, so companies are more and more joining twitter to do that. Plus, some people honestly believe that the only way to get support is via Twitter because they read an article in their newspaper (the paper one, they don't understand the internet) about Frank Elison from Comcast. Example tweets from the link prakslash posted show people asking what time their local BofA branch is open, and someone from BofA responding telling them how to use the bank locator which happens to also tell people hours (something revolutionary that companies like Burger King and McDonalds have yet to grasp, hours on a website, amazing).

more than 3 years ago

AT&T Makes Its Terms of Service Even Worse, To Discourage Lawsuits

me at werk Re:Great (412 comments)

Not really, there's no mention of AT&T anywhere in the businessweek article, nor the word wireless nor mobile. There's no information about when the contract changed. There's a reason this has the noarticle tag.

more than 5 years ago

A Hypothesis On Segway Hate

me at werk Re:Or maybe... (487 comments)

I was reading the Wall Street Journal (free subscription, not paying for that crap) and apparently the CEO of JC Penney has to use a Segway because his walking ability is limited. I hope people don't shout at him when he uses it, but unfortunately people are cruel and I bet they do.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

me at werk The April Fool (1582 comments)

I'm posting to get The April Fool

more than 5 years ago

Technologies To Watch Fail In 2009

me at werk Investors Business Daily cares to disagree (108 comments)

Just yesterday I was reading (it's behind a paywall I think, I get the newspaper) that online video views and more notably video ad views are going to be higher this year, and continue growth for the next few years. I don't know if everything listed will succeed, and I mentioned to a friend that I had doubts on Twitter making it through the year (I'd say they could start charging, but people just flock to the next startup like FriendFeed, then when that dies, something else), and he had mentioned he had the same thoughts.

I think that these things ARE monetize-able, you just have to start charging businesses who are using the stuff to 'connect' with customers for a higher API limit or something.

more than 4 years ago

Technologies To Watch Fail In 2009

me at werk Re:Microblogs? (108 comments)

Especially with the open source laconica powering and Google's Jaiku going Open Source. I think they'll exist, but yeah, I guess it costs money to run servers! People paid for LJ accounts though, didn't they?

more than 4 years ago

Time Warner Recommends Internet For Some Shows

me at werk Re:FiOS (379 comments)

you should probably have replied to jeffTWC so it shows up in his inbox.

more than 5 years ago



RMS picks Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul

me at werk me at werk writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Ponca City, We Hate You (836328) writes "Richard Stallman has picked Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul for 2008. "I have fundamental disagreements with Ron Paul. I support a welfare state and the New Deal. He wants to weaken social security and medicare, in effect throwing the poor back on their own resources. ... In ordinary times I would simply oppose a candidate with such views, but these are not ordinary times." Their compliance with the GPL is not yet known."
Link to Original Source



C'mon c'mon c'mon hurry it up

me at werk me at werk writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Firefox hits 49 million downloads Tuesday April 26, @12:49AM Pending

I submitted it only minutes after it happened (we were live on IRC), and it's still not approved yet. At this rate, we'll hit 50mil before the 49mil announcement.


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