The Sci-Fi Reality of Google’s Pay-Per-Gaze Patent

Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Minority Report takes place in Washington, DC, in the year 2054. It centers around a police officer (Tom Cruise) who is the head of the...

FaceBook Social Graph Search

It has been over ten years since people began making the choice to share their lives online, and users buying into social search will be the next step according to Facebook....

Online Privacy Offenders List: Who’s Got Your Back?

Concerned about your online privacy? You should be according to a new study from the Electronic Frontier Foundation in which they investigated the privacy policies of 18 major...

Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Are Misleading

With all the changes going on with Facebook right now one might get lost in some of the finer points, like … oh … that their Privacy page is incredibly misleading...

Google+ Name Game

Google+ isn’t playing games with abusers of it’s policies and is cracking down on Google+ profiles that aren’t using legitimate names, odd characters, or...

Google shares more details with Transparency Report

Yesterday on the Official Google Blog, Matt Braithwaite posted an article about transparency reports, including some very frank details about Google’s dealings with...

Webcology Privacy Debate

Today on Webcology Jim Hedger and I discussed privacy.  I should note that when it comes to privacy I have a fairly right-wing approach to most aspects of it (though not...

Now THAT’s Personalization

For anyone who’s read my blog posts for a while or who saw me speak in San Jose earlier this year you’ll know that I’m particularly interested in personalization...