PEW Featured Report: Americans and their gadgets

Posted by on October 22nd, 2010
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PEW Featured Report: Americans and their gadgets


In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment:

Facebook And Zynga Sued Over Privacy

from All Facebook by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Two new lawsuits have popped up against Facebook and Zynga, the biggest game developer on the social networking site, in the wake of the weekend?s revelations about Facebook applications leaking user IDs to third parties.

Secretary of Defense: WikiLeaks Hasn?t Compromised Intelligence Sources

from Mashable! by Samuel Axon

Blogging in Swedish and Finnish

by Grahnlaw

Call it self-referential, a holy or unholy mess or whatever, but I am going to take a look at my blogs in Swedish and Finnish. Here are a few facts and thoughts about my three blogs here on Blogger: Grahnlaw, Grahnblawg and Eurooppaoikeus

Combating Sexual Exploitation Online

from apophenia by zephoria

Today, I testified in front of Martha Coakley and other members of the Massachusetts Attorney General Office as part of their Hearing on Sexual Solicitation Online. I spoke on behalf of my research (not as a part of Microsoft). I?ve spent the last 12 years working directly on issues related to violence against women and girls and so I felt that it was critically important to come to the table and express my concern about the approach many are taking with respect to technology. I was absolutely terrified but hopefully my message got through at least just a little bit.

Google Incorporates Shares Into Search To Counter Facebook And Bing

from All Facebook by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

It looks like Google is moving quickly to counter the Bing/Facebook partnership. SearchEngineWatch.com reports that Google is now integrating a ?shared by? element into its search results.

WordPress Founder on the Key to Open Source Success [INTERVIEW]

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography

from EFF.org Updates by cindy

They can promise strong encryption. They just need to figure out how they can provide us plain text.
– FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni, September 27, 2010
[W]e’re in favor of strong encryption, robust encryption. The country needs it, industry needs it. We just want to make sure we have a trap door and key under some judge’s authority where we can get there if somebody is planning a crime.
– FBI Director Louis Freeh, May 11, 1995

As noted in late September, the FBI is on a charm offensive, seeking to ease its ability to spy on Americans by expanding the reach of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). Among other things, the government appears to be seriously discussing a new requirement that all communications systems be easily wiretappable by mandating “back doors” into any encryption systems.

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