Not so many tweets in this weeks report, but a few more articles than I expected. Very heavy focus on privacy, as it seems to be something that is too quickly eroding away in our society. Bloody sick of it!
Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glass – Read it
I want to visit this bar, just for the simple reason that they have done this. Privacy is about the right to be left alone.
Google Glass is ‘the end of privacy’: Australian politician – Read it
A scary read, because with Google Glass, technology will be leaps and bounds ahead of the law. Not forgetting people have become too complaisant with privacy now. We do not expect it, so why demand it?
Google admits WebM infringes H.264 patents – Read it
The Google Kool-Aid will be drunk before the zealots will most likely defend this, or they will stay quiet. I hope for the latter. So sick of Google being to do whatever they want with barely any criticism coming in their direction. They have repeated “Don’t be evil” so much people readily believe it now as an infallible fact.
Google to be summoned over data grab ‘excesses’ – Read it
AusPost CEO eyes end of email – Read it
The Internet was a fad, the iPod would fail and so would iTMS. The list goes on when it comes to claims of what would fail and fade away. Email might need to be revamped, but it is still the only service that you can communicate with people across the world which you don not need to be using the same provider.
Remember, Facebook isn’t a platform for you to use — you are a platform for Facebook to use – Read it
Wish more people would think about that. Most social network services act like walled gardens, but I find Facebook to be the one with the highest walls.
Netflix’s Australian block keeps Quickflix going – Read it
As someone whom has used Quickflix I can understand why theyy do not want Netflix to be available in Australia. Quickflix would go bust instantly. Too expensive for what they have on offer.
Who do you trust? You are surrounded by bots – Read it
There is another way to check if your source is credible — background check, verify if it is accurate. Not publishing something because you think it is true. That is poor journalism.
Uncorking the muse: Alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving – Read it
I like to say that, I don’t have a drinking problem, I have a writing problem.