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Terms and Conditions: Facebook Owns Everything You Post

After watching the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply, I’ve decided to post occasional articles about the terms and conditions that we all agree to when using internet services. This is the first of a series. Let’s start with Facebook. Their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities is a simple overview of their many terms and […]

Movie Notes: Terms and Conditions May Apply

We all know that whenever we use the web, companies store our data, track our activities, and create profiles in order to target us with advertisements. Whether it be Google or Facebook, Twitter or Flickr, we’ve agreed to terms and conditions that we never read, and that we probably wouldn’t understand anyway. This documentary, Terms […]

Finally, a Way to Make Wikipedia Look Nice

I use Wikipedia a lot for research, as do most people, and I even edit articles when I find typos or errors. I’d gotten used to its drab, early-2000s layout, but I always felt like I was looking into a time machine. But that’s changed now. WikiWand is a website that acts as a portal […]

Why Safari’s Shared Links Are Useless

Dave Mark’s comments on The Loop about Amazon’s new Twitter-to-shopping-cart feature #AmazonCart and how it’s poorly implemented, in part because of the way Twitter prevents you from posting the exact same tweet twice. In a different vein, I was thinking about Safari’s Shared Links; the links that show up in the sidebar where you can […]

Would You Use a Web Browser with Ads?

As if it weren’t enough to have ads on websites everywhere, the Mozilla Corporation, the company that maintains the Firefox web browser, has announced that it will start selling ads to display in the browser. For now, these ads will show up in “directory tiles,” the nine tiles that display by default when you launch […]

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