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slippery slope

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Yep, your ex will see that: Facebook now even more transparent

Kingdoms of Amalur's "Online Pass" continues a slippery slope for used games

arstechnica.com
Review copies of Electronic Arts's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are starting to reach critics, who have made a surprising collective discovery: an insert containing a code to download a "House of Valor" content pack featuring "seven additional single player quests." EA has confirmed to Ars Technica that this downloadable content...
Kingdoms of Amalur's "Online Pass" continues a slippery slope for used games

A slippery slope: UK ISPs block The Promo Bay, a completely legal site separate from The Pirate Bay

thenextweb.com
Internet censorship can be a very slippery slope. The latest example comes to us from the UK, where ISPs have started blocking The Promo Bay, a completely legal site launched by The Pirate Bay which has since been spun off to a separate domain. Back in April 2012, the UK...
A slippery slope: UK ISPs block The Promo Bay, a completely legal site separate from The Pirate Bay

Facebook ad puts lubricant joke on slippery slope

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Nick Bergus posts a joke on Facebook about an Amazon listing for a 55-gallon tub of personal lubricant. Soon, he becomes the unwitting pitchman for the product. Social ads, anyone? [Read more]...
Facebook ad puts lubricant joke on slippery slope

The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco

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The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco: This Motorola deal continues its downward spiral. It’s already a bad — some might say awful — deal from a pure business perspective. But now the seemingly lone bright spot of the deal for Google — the patents — are turning into a headache as...
The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco
Worry About The State More Than The Church

Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”

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In an unexpected watershed moment, one of the last remaining bastions of free speech, Reddit, has banned the posting of “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” In one fell swoop Reddit has asserted that it retains moral control over the direction and usage of the site. Around 30 offending subreddits...
Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”

Mark, be honest. Just explain your views on the future of privacy.

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Facebook’s critical issue — and Achilles heel — has come to the fore again. After the company unveiled a program that automatically shared data with special partners and changed the way it tracks people’s interests last month, bloggers and users are up in arms over privacy. No, there are no...
Mark, be honest. Just explain your views on the future of privacy.
The Times, ‘Game of Thrones’, and Trayvon Martin: Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free

Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

www.readwriteweb.com
Last week's online privacy fracas-of-the-week was about the revelation that Google (and other advertisers) had learned to circumvent Safari's settings to let third-party cookies track users more easily. Apple's browser's default setting messes with the way advertisers track users. The gist is this: Cookies are set by the site you're...
Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

The End Of The Global Internet? Google's Blogger Starts Using Country-Specific Domains To Permit Local Censorship

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Twitter has taken quite a lot of heat for putting in place the capability to block tweets on a geographical basis. This begins to look a little unfair in light of the fact that Google quietly adopted a similar policy before Twitter. That's shown by the answer to a question...
The End Of The Global Internet? Google's Blogger Starts Using Country-Specific Domains To Permit Local Censorship

Seven Reasons Why Google Is Making A Mistake In Filtering Searches Based On DMCA Notices

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I've been thinking some more about Google's announcement last week that it will be filtering searches based on how many DMCA notices a site gets. Google insists that this shouldn't hurt "legitimate" sites, because the DMCA notices are only a one factor in determining how a site gets listed (and,...
Seven Reasons Why Google Is Making A Mistake In Filtering Searches Based On DMCA Notices

"Like" It or Hate It, Facebook Shoves Us Down Slippery Slope

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"Like" It or Hate It, Facebook Shoves Us Down Slippery Slope

Daft Enough to Post a Photo of Your Bank Card? @NeedaDebitCard Will Tweet It

betabeat.com
You know who can believe it? The hacker who is using this to buy a new iPad. (Photo: Twitter/NeedaDebitCard) It is 2012. July, 2012 to be exact, so basically a slippery slope to 2013 already and people are still tweeting and posting and Instagraming and generally making public images of...
Daft Enough to Post a Photo of Your Bank Card? @NeedaDebitCard Will Tweet It
John McAfee Is Safe in Guatemala and Ready To Wed His Child Bride

Google's Motorola Files New Case Against Apple. Not Clear If It's Filed Under "Hypocrisy".

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Google's Motorola Files New Case Against Apple. Not Clear If It's Filed Under "Hypocrisy".: Google never uses their patents for offensive purposes. Except when they do. This is the problem with these self-righteous stands. Time ends all promises, eventually. And the result is extreme hypocrisy even though you're just doing what your...
Google's Motorola Files New Case Against Apple. Not Clear If It's Filed Under "Hypocrisy".

Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store

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Apple may be a big dog in music and movie sales and rentals, but it’s definitely not a big dog in ebooks. That’s what makes this note from Seth Godin particularly galling. In a post on PaidContent, Godin writes that Apple has refused to sell his new book Stop Stealing...
Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store

Offline this weekend? Catch the stories you missed

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The news doesn’t respect weekends and public holidays, and every time you go offline there’s always a backlog of stories worth reading when you return. Find the most interesting and meaningful news and reads from The Next Web and elsewhere in this brief round-up. In the news The big fight begins: Windows XP...
Offline this weekend? Catch the stories you missed

Web Blocking's Slippery Slope: It's Never 'Just' One Site

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Even against a background of repeated attempts to censor the Net, it's still possible to become a little complacent about some of the actions being taken by the copyright industries. For example, many people probably feel that blocking a site like The Pirate Bay isn't really a problem because, after...
Web Blocking's Slippery Slope: It's Never 'Just' One Site
Russia's parliament approves web censorship law

Do Consumers Really Want Touch?

techcrunch.com
It’s a blip: a Russian Microsoft portal aptly named MicrosoftPortal discovered a boolean setting called “CanSuppressStartScreen” that suggests that users of the upcoming version of Windows, thus far called “Blue,” will be able to bypass the start screen and drop right into the classic Windows environment? While this sounds like...
Do Consumers Really Want Touch?

Obama Just Hired A Twitter Exec Who Was Nicknamed "The Decider" When She Worked At Google (GOOG)

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Nicole Wong, who joined Twitter last November as legal director of products, is now the Obama administration's Deputy US CTO.  Wong confirmed her appointment Thursday in the following tweet: It's official! Thrilled to join @whitehouseostp as Deputy US CTO. It's an honor to serve with such a talented and dedicated team....
Obama Just Hired A Twitter Exec Who Was Nicknamed "The Decider" When She Worked At Google (GOOG)

CISPA: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) makes some very important people mad as hell, while other companies we trust with our personal info every day are cheering it on. Both sides paint a pretty gruesome picture of what happens if it passes or fails. But how bad will...
CISPA: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Sleekbooks: a slippery slope

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Based on HP's Envy Ultrabook and Sleekbook unveilings yesterday, it's clear that the naming problems for slim laptops aren't going away anytime soon. [Read more]...
Sleekbooks: a slippery slope
Google's Pagerank demotions follow SOPA down a slippery slope of corporate censorship

5G doesn't exist yet. Let's stop abusing the term

gigaom.com
I’m a bit concerned that we in tech blogging community are doing the mobile industry’s marketing for them. This week a few tech sites published posts that attached the term “5G” to T-Mobile’s forthcoming rollout of LTE-Advanced technologies. It’s not my intention here to to attack my peers, but I...
5G doesn't exist yet. Let's stop abusing the term

Ben Huh says journalistic objectivity is a trap

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As the CEO of the I Can Has Cheezburger empire, Ben Huh probably finds it hard to get taken seriously when he talks about journalism — after all, what could pictures of LOLcats and other hilarious internet memes have to do with something serious like that? Despite his day...
Ben Huh says journalistic objectivity is a trap

Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors

thenextweb.com
Reddit, which was at the forefront of the fight against SOPA, with co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaking about its stance in New York last month, has had to enforce a few restrictions of its own on the community site. As Venture Beat points out, the change in policy was announced yesterday,...
Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors

UK Recording Industry Looks To Censor More Sites With No Trial Or Conviction

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Once the UK recording industry realized that UK courts would order ISPs to block websites it didn't like, it appears that the industry, led by BPI and PPL began putting together a list of over two dozen sites that they're asking to have blocked by all UK ISPs, even though...
UK Recording Industry Looks To Censor More Sites With No Trial Or Conviction
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