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November 07 2012

April 02 2012


March 27 2012


“The fumes are suffocating. They fill my eyes with tears. Don’t write me anymore.”

A few of the Facebook friends chatting with her tried to stop her and track her down on their own, but none called police. Chung did not respond to attempts to reach him for comment.

Lin’s last words, in Chinese, were: “Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I’m dying, I still want FB (Facebook). Must be FB poison. Haha.”

Police say Taiwanese woman killed herself while chatting with Facebook friends, none helped - The Washington Post

February 18 2012

"It's humiliating. They are just exploiting the third world," Derkaoui complained in a thick French accent over Skype just a few weeks after Facebook filed their record $100 billion IPO. As a sort of payback, Derkaoui gave us some internal documents, which shed light on exactly how Facebook censors the dark content it doesn't want you to see, and the people whose job it is to make sure you don't.
Derkaoui found his job through the California-based outsourcing firm oDesk, which provides content moderation services to both Google and Facebook. After acing a written test and an interview, he was invited to join an oDesk team of about 50 people from all over the third world—Turkey, the Philippines, Mexico, India—working to moderate Facebook content. They work from home in 4-hour shifts and earn $1 per hour plus commissions (which, according to the job listing, should add up to a "target" rate of around $4 per hour).
Inside Facebook's Outsourced (...)'Camel Toes' are More Offensive Than 'Crushed Heads'
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February 17 2012


The case of Hamza Kashgari, a young Saudi journalist who has just been deported from Malaysia to face trial on charges of blasphemy, is one that should frighten and disgust anyone who cares about freedom of speech or religion.

His supposed offence was to have tweeted part of an imaginary conversation with the prophet Muhammad. "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you," he wrote; and: "I will not pray for you."


But the really chilling fact about this story is that his persecutors are the online commenters in Saudi. Some 30,000 tweets, mostly condemning him, came within 24 hours. A Facebook group has been set up to demand Kashgari's punishment (and Facebook has not taken it down). There are 20,000 members already. Some bloggers, it's true, have defended him; but they too have been threatened by the more orthodox contingent.

The bloodlust faced by the 'blaspheming' Saudi journalist | Andrew Brown | Comment is free |

February 16 2012


Tomorrow, some users with many subscribers will be notified through their profile of the option to verify their identity, Facebook confirmed with me. There’s no way to volunteer to be verified, you have to be chosen. These users will be prompted to submit an image of a government-issued photo ID, which is deleted after verification. They’ll also be given the option to enter an “alternate name” that can be used to find them through search and that can be displayed next to their real name in parentheses or as a replacement.

Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms | TechCrunch

February 07 2012

After reconsidering the case, on Jan. 9, Judge Jean-Marie Dubouloz ordered Lenovo to pay Petrus legal costs of €1,000 (around US$1,300), damages of €800 and to refund the cost of the Windows license. Petrus had estimated the cost of the software at €404.81, but the court found that excessive, given that he had paid €597 for the PC and software together. Observing that "it is commonly accepted that the price of a piece of software represents 10 percent to 25 percent of the price of a computer," the court ordered Lenovo to reimburse Petrus €120 for the software.
Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too - Techworld
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February 02 2012

A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity.  The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” as a sign that a person could be engaged in or supporting terrorist activity.  The use of encryption is also listed as a suspicious activity along with steganography, the practice of using “software to hide encrypted data in digital photos” or other media.  In fact, the flyer recommends that anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities.
Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist | Public Intelligence

January 27 2012

“We sell over 100,000 of these masks a year, and it’s by far the best-selling mask that we sell,” said Howard Beige, executive vice president of Rubie’s Costume, a New York costume company that produces the mask. “In comparison, we usually only sell 5,000 or so of our other masks.” The Vendetta mask, which sells for about $6 at many retailers, is made in Mexico or China, Mr. Beige said.
Masked Anonymous Protesters Aid Time Warner’s Profits -
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January 13 2012

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December 25 2011


And that’s really what this boils down to: a war on privacy. A potential terrorist, argue the US security agencies, is much easier to track if he uses a credit card. Credit card use provides Big Brother instant access to the buyer's contact information, purchase history – and, if need be, the ability to cut off his financial supply in an instant. (...) 

Don’t want to live on credit? Potential terrorist. Nervous? Potential terrorist. Don’t want to be disturbed? Potential terrorist.

Cash is trash: Big American Brother gives hints on how to spot citizen terrorists — RT

December 17 2011

El anonimato en Internet debe desaparecer. Así de contundente se ha manifestado Randi Zuckerberg, responsable de mercadotecnia de la red social y hermana del fundador de la misma. En un debate en Marie Claire, Randi sostiene que las personas se comportan mejor cuando su verdadero nombre es visible.
Randi Zuckerberg: "El anonimato debe desaparecer de Internet" · ELPAÍ
Crowd control tools like the LRAD Sound Cannon emit bursts of loud and annoying sounds that can induce headaches and nausea. But Raytheon's non-lethal pressure shield creates a pulsed pressure wave that resonates the upper respiratory tract of a human, hindering breathing and eventually incapacitating the target. The patent points out that the sound waves being generated are actually not that powerful, so while protestors might collapse from a lack of oxygen reaching their brains, their eardrums won't be damaged in the process. Phew!
Future Riot Shields Will Suffocate Protestors with Low Frequency Speakers
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December 15 2011

  • The privacy policy is vague, unclear and contradictory. If European and Irish standards are applied, the consent to the privacy policy is not valid. Facebook tried improving it earlier this year.
  • The new face recognition feature is an disproportionate violation of the users right to privacy. Proper information and an unambiguous consent of the users is missing.
  • Access Requests have not been answered fully. Many categories of information are missing.
  • Tags that were “removed” by the user, are only deactivated but saved by Facebook.
  • In its terms, Facebook says that it does not guarantee any level of data security.
  • Applications of “friends” can access data of the user. There is no guarantee that these applications are following European privacy standards.
  • All removed friends are stored by Facebook. This was reconfirmed recently.
  • Facebook is hosting enormous amounts of personal data and it is processing all data for its own purposes. It seems Facebook is a prime example of illegal “excessive processing”.
  • Facebook is running an opt-out system instead of an opt-in system, which is required by European law.
  • The Like Button is creating extended user data that can be used to track users all over the internet. There is no legitimate purpose for the creation of the data. Users have not consented to the use.
  • Facebook: Releasing your personal data reveals our trade secrets | ZDNet

    November 23 2011


    November 19 2011

    :)))) Pick up the phone Jesus Fucking Christ!! :)))
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    July 14 2011

    A newly patented Micro$oft technology called Legal Intercept that would allow the company to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls is stoking privacy concerns (...)  "Data associated with a request to establish a communication is modified to cause the communication to be established via a path that includes a recording agent." The recording agent is then able to "silently record" the communication, according to Micro$oft's description.
    Micro$oft Patents Spy Tech for Skype | PCWorld

    June 10 2011

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