Archives for November, 2012

Sitecom adds Do Not Track to its routers |

Networking specialist Sitecom has announced an extension of the security software running on its top-end router models, adding support for the Do Not Track flag to all client devices. Introduced in the latest version of desktop browsers, and slowly making its way to mobile devices, Do Not Track is a flag which tells sites that […]

Use of Tracking Cookies on the Rise as Advertisers Seek More Data From Web Surfers | Digital – Advertising Age

Nothing new here – The number of cookies dropped by websites is growing. The number of third-party cookies — little pieces of software set on users’ machines to track web users for ad targeting or site analytics purposes — rose from 1,887 on the home pages of the most-popular 100 websites in May to 2,324 […]

Messages chatroom window won’t go away: Apple Support Communities

I’ve had an annoying chatroom that opened every time I started messages despite not using it in months. I unchecked the autojoin option in the chat window and closed it, checked the autojoin and closed it but it always came back. It turns out that the autojoin checkbox in the chat window doesn’t seem to […]

Data cops: Facebook privacy plans must be ‘modified’ • The Register

Facebook remains tied to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement that “prohibits the company from changing privacy settings without the affirmative consent of users or misrepresenting the privacy or security of users’ personal information”. Indeed, as of November 2011, Facebook agreed to bi-annual privacy audits for two decades as part of its deal with the […]

If the tube was as good south of the river…

Upside Down Map – with North/South reversal What would the tube map look like if South London had all the tube trains instead of north London having the majority of them as it does at the moment? Something like this ! via Geofftech – Tube – Silly Tube Maps.

Facebook Remains Gaping Hole in Advertising Industrys Privacy Program | Digital – Advertising Age

Can you have industry self-regulation if one of the biggest players isnt following the guidelines?Thats the challenge for online advertising in the face of mounting privacy concerns, and the source is one of the webs biggest ad sellers: Facebook.The social-media giant is running behaviorally targeted ads on its site that dont include the little triangular […]

It’s Not Viewability, but Noticeability, That Really Counts | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology – Advertising Age

A viewable impression in a cluttered environment is unlikely ever to be noticed. Many of today’s pages are a hot mess of links, content, graphics, skins, unrequested video and floating banners. They are an assault on the senses, and one sense in particular — our vision — does some quick filtering to skip through the […]

Facebook to Help Brands Track Ad-Driven Sales | Adweek

I’m amazed that Facebook are only just doing this now – have done it for years as have most other networks. Here’s how the self-serve tool works. Marketers add a piece of code from Facebook to whichever site pages they want to measure conversions on, be it a checkout page or an email newsletter […]

Why would anyone apply for a job on Facebook?

The Facebook Job Board Is Here: Recruiting Will Never Look The Same – Forbes Facebook announced its long-awaited job board this morning, ushering in a new era of online recruiting and, eventually, what’s likely to be an important new source of revenue for the company. After a yearlong “Social Jobs Partnership” with the U.S. Department of […]

Backlash against Amazon tax in the UK

So two things strike me as odd about the Amazon sweepstakes. 1. We don’t have Black Friday in the UK as we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving so it’s an odd promotion for the UK. 2. They don’t seem to have engaged anyone about the broadly negative comments about their tax avoidance schemes in the UK. Such […]

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