Archives for December, 2012

Privacy Icon in Facebook Apps as Facebook Itself Opts Out | Digital – Advertising Age


Facebook is not part of the ad industry’s self-regulatory program that notifies consumers about online data collection and ad targeting, but people can find the ubiquitous AdChoices icon on Facebook anyway: in third-party apps. Facebook was among the top sites that displayed the small blue triangle-shape icon during the past week. But the symbol didn’t […]

Apple Moves Closer to Making TV Set – WSJ.com


If this is true should I buy the first release or wait for the ‘S’ version? Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several designs for television sets, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room. via Apple […]

Theresa Christy of Otis Elevator: Making Elevators Go | Creating – WSJ.com


A really interesting article on elevators/lifts. I would have assumed the personal space issue would have been reversed, ie that more would be required in Asia. Another problem: How many people fit in an elevator? In Asia, more people will board a car than in Europe or New York, Ms. Christy says; Westerners prefer more […]

Concept refrigerator with no door won’t let you forget what’s inside | Digital Trends


Are you the kind of person who throws a box of leftovers in the fridge, only to forget it was ever there? One design student figured the solution to this would be if you could keep sight of what’s in your fridge whenever you walk by… so what’s a better way to do that than […]

There’s a problem with Brighton’s Christmas lights – This has to be a joke right?


This has to be a joke right?  

Data cops seek ‘urgent clarification’ on new Facebook advertiser plans • The Register


Is anyone really surprised that FB are trying to leverage the profile data they have? The company – which plunged onto Nasdaq in May this year – is doing everything it can to shake as much ad revenue out of the site as possible by unsurprisingly proposing to open its users’ data even more. Some […]

Banned by the Bible | 76 things banned in Leviticus


I may have to have children just so I can sacrifice them to Molek (18:21) Sex seems to be a big no no in the rules stakes, 14 out of 76. 25.   Having sex with your mother (18:7) 26.   Having sex with your father’s wife (18:8) 27.   Having sex with your sister (18:9) 28.   Having […]

You’re not anonymous. I know your name, email, and company.


Another example of why just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Privacy advocates are already looking to strangle the ad industry. This just adds fuel to the fire. Users don’t even know they need to opt-out of this kind of tracking which leads to media stories and then people blocking all tracking technologies even […]


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