Posts Tagged ‘Digital media’

How Hackers Breached Gawker’s Security – and How to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Here’s more about the Gawker security breach …

Just how safe are your details after the emails and passwords of around 1.3m registered users were released by Gnosis?


Richard Branson Launches Project as ‘First Truly Digital’ Magazine for iPad

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Someday, someone will figure out how to make the digital magazine format workable and profitable … I kind of think that day is still years away though.

Virgin tycoon will be up against Rupert Murdoch’s Daily

“This is not a battle! This is not a war!” Richard Branson declared, guns blazing, at the launch in New York today of his new digital venture – a monthly interactive magazine custom-designed for the iPad.


Google Ramps Up Anti-Piracy Measures

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I wish they’d spend as much time and effort combating virus writers as they do copyright pirates!

Internet giant to remove illegal content from search ‘within 24 hours’ and promote legitimate download sites

Google is introducing a range of measures to improve its policing of digital piracy, promising to respond to requests for the removal of material that infringes copyright from its search service “within 24 hours”.


Berners-Lee – Facebook May Fragment Web

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Facebook’s popularity seems to scare a lot of people these days …

Founder of world wide web says some of the most successful social networking sites ‘have begun to chip away at its principles’

Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites represent “one of several threats” to the future of the world wide web, its founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned.


Google to Delete Street View Data Gathered in the UK

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Apparently, they do things differently in the UK …

Technology giant signs commitment to improve its data handling after illegally capturing personal details from Wi-Fi networks

Google is to delete the sensitive information – including full emails and passwords – it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK’s towns and cities.


Has Microsoft Windows had its Day?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I see the point of this article, but it also seems a bit premature …

As more media organisations switch to apps and mobile phone technology, the future looks less certain

The bald man in the ill-fitting check jacket doesn’t pause as he stands beside the beige 1980s-vintage PC. The words pour out of his mouth like the sharpest huckster you’ve ever seen. “How much do YOU think this advanced operating environment is worth? WAIT just ONE minute before you answer,” he instructs eagerly. “WATCH as Windows integrates Lotus 1-2-3 with” – he clutches his lapels – “MIAMI VICE!”


Google Halts Facebook Data Usage – So Facebook Pole Vaults

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

These wars between internet giants have a tendency to get pretty ugly sometimes …

Updated: The great internet war heats up, as Google slams Facebook for leaving users in a ‘data dead end’

The drumbeat of diplomatic tension between Facebook and Google, two internet heavyweights, is growing louder by the day.


News Corp ‘Out of Patience’ with MySpace

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

From what I’ve read, a lot of Murdoch’s businesses have been losing money lately. MySpace has a lot of users; it’s hard to see how the right management couldn’t make it more profitable …

News Corp president says MySpace losses are ‘neither acceptable or sustainable’

MySpace, once the world’s number one social network, was put on notice by its parent company, News Corp, last night after one of the company’s top executives said that its losses were “neither acceptable or sustainable”.


Google Committed ‘Significant Breach’ Over Street View

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

When it comes to protecting the privacy of their citizens, apparently Great Britain takes a much more aggressive approach than we do here in the US …

Information commissioner says search engine giant must sign an undertaking to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated

Google committed a “significant breach” of the Data Protection Act when its Street View cars collected personal data including full emails and passwords from unsuspecting internet users, the UK information commissioner confirmed today.


Google Street View Broke Canadian law

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For something as simple as Street View, it’s amazing how it’s run afoul of local laws in so many different countries …

Commissioner says Google committed ‘serious violation’ of privacy laws

Google violated the privacy of thousands of Canadians when it inadvertently collected personal information about them with its Street View mapping cars, the country’s privacy commissioner has ruled.