I spend far too long reading tech blogs. Too much dross. And you know, as you’re reading about the latest buzz around this, or the controversy around that, sometimes you learn some things you’d rather not…
Like, just how much of my information Facebook has access to. And how they use it. This interview is just plain scary. For those who haven’t left Facebook yet, it might just push you over the edge…
But, while you’re pondering that, I just wanted to throw a thought into the mix. If Facebook knows all this about you, what does Google know? Google who handle my emails, my web searches, my video watching, my work blog and analytics… and probably a lot more. Just how much of our lives are we handing over to multinational corporations. Is Facebook-founder Mark Zuckerberg right when he says that our whole concept of privacy is evolving? And if so, are we happy about it?
Other, slightly less scary, things we’ve learnt this month.
- Printers are evil
- Google might be making us stupiderer
- Three countries in the far east generate nearly 75% of all porn revenues
- 52% of American marriages in the last 10 years ended in divorce
- The Amish kinda like messing with technology
- Just when you think he’s reached his nadir, Pat Robertson shows you he can go lower still
Just in case I’ve depressed you completely, I’ll leave you with a couple of videos that cheered me up. The first shows the wonderful levels of innovation that still exist in music. As long as people come up with things like this, long may they continue.
The second just made me smile. Fast forward to 1:50 and enjoy.