Big Brother in your pocket: why your iPhone is leaking your personal details
Hacker group AntiSec: During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files were downloaded from his Desktop […]
You need to be wearing Google goggles to think this is a good idea
Today, Google released this video of Google Glass, an augmented reality project: Beautiful, right? It’s a virtual assistant that sticks with you wherever you go. Exciting features debuted in the video include: Automatic geo-tracking of both you and your friends. Seamless photo-taking and live video broadcasting from anywhere you can put your head. A head-up […]
Profile: a serialized novel for email, web, Kindle and ePub
This is an excerpt from a new kind of project for me. Profile is a serial thriller about identity, the Internet and what happens when we trust companies to tell us what is and isn’t true. I’m going to treat the whole process – from writing through promotion – like a lean startup; more on […]
Is it time to revive the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web?
In some ways, the web industry seems to have lost its way. From empowering users and smashing incumbent gatekeepers, the emphasis is now on how to raise the next round of funding and convert active users into their maximum possible value.. My piece about Facebook, contextual identity and radical transparency continues to get a lot […]