Facebook Still Owns You

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ve probably heard about the recent Facebook TOS debacle and subsequent backpeddling. After a few quiet changes to the terms, a bunch of users of the social networking site revolted, followed by preparation to file a formal complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to the FTC. So Facebook […]

Apple Stores Block Facebook (Except Not)

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] After reports that Apple retail stores had all blocked Facebook to discourage customers from “wasting time” (i.e., hogging the computers so that people who actually wanted to buy something couldn’t try out the software), a CNET writer checked it out for herself, and found out that the answer was… […]

A Blogging Experiment

It takes real guts to work several years to build a top 50 blog, then turn it over to anyone and everyone, but that’s what’s happened at Neatorama. Alex has instituted a new feature called the Upcoming Queue. It’s like a submission, only the submitter writes the post with links and graphics. Then the public […]

I Can Has Cookie?

The problem with the little candy message hearts you see around Valentines Day is that they are tiny. And they don’t particularly taste good. And they don’t say what you really want to say. Sometimes you can’t even decipher what they are supposed to say! So …make your own! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories baked up […]

Monster.com user data stolen — again

You’d think that a Monster once bitten would be twice shy.  But even though user information has been stolen from Monster.com on at least two prior occasions, it has happened yet again.  This time, the data includes user IDs and passwords, as well  as contact information.  Monster does not store Social Security numbers, thankfully.  The […]

Britannica 2.0, you’re no Wikipedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica president Jorge Cauz announced today that new features will be rolled out on Britannica.com in what looks like an effort to get hip with the Web 2.0 crowd.  This includes the ability for users to correct articles, one of the more powerful and controversial features of Britannica’s biggest online competitor for serving up encyclopedic information: […]