Online advertisements individually target you by gathering data about your browsing behaviour. But would you be more willing to accept this intrusion if the companies making a fast buck paid for the privilege?
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Ah, Facebook. All the social networking joys it brings can soon turn sour with the inane updates of your so-called friends. ‘Unfriending’ is on the rise and being boring is just one of the reasons for discarding your mates.
Most tech journalists are excitedly reporting that Android phones share your private data without your knowledge, while their iPhones are secure. But the study that’s been used to support this might point to the opposite.
Thinking back, it’s hard to remember life pre-Facebook. As it comes up to its seventh birthday, and the story of its conception inspires a movie (The Social Network) it’s now time to ask myself: can I ever leave Facebook?
With the release of The Social Network, a film about the founders of Facebook, we’re looking at its pros and cons. For me, it provides a valuable way to stay in touch with friends, and even make new ones.
Location, location, location… it’s the buzzword in social networking right now and Facebook’s just jumped on the bandwagon too. But Al Warman asks if its new location service will be as uninspiring as all the others.
Social networking websites have become destinations for us to share our lives with friends, but it appears many of us aren’t aware of how much we’re sending out to the rest of world.
Roll over Google – you’ve been caught out again. The search engine giant could face legal action after it was found ‘unintentionally’ collecting private wi-fi data during its Street View tours.
The wait is finally over and we can see the results of all the Facebook fuss. They’ve “listened carefully” (their words, not ours) and we now have a new privacy model. But is it enough to keep us happy?