Category Archives: Facebook

Selling You on Facebook

‘Selling You on Facebook‘ is a great and timely article in the Wall Street Journal on how (Facebook) apps aggressively hoover up personal data. And not just your data – it’s your friends’ and family’s too… Not so long ago, … Continue reading

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Facebook down? Houston, we have a problem…

I thought there was something odd going on this morning, when I found I couldn’t sign up using the e-mail address / username / password option to a site that offered a Facebook sign-up option – not that I’d ever … Continue reading

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Facebook gangsterism

If a representative of an organisation came to you and said, “We know who you are – your name, where you live, what you like, what you look like, what you believe. And we know who your friends are too. … Continue reading

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What is the digital equivalent of…?

…a gun? “What is the digital equivalent of…?” is a thought experiment I have been playing myself and with various other people since the early 90s. It asks about the nature of things in the new digital / information world … Continue reading

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Facebook in MySQL hell

I like MySQL. I like Open Source. But one has to be realistic about their limitations. Blind faith is dangerous in all contexts. And, while I’m not above allowing myself a grim smile when the bad guys end up shooting … Continue reading

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