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Data Mining: The Price to Pay for Our “Free Parking” in Cyberspace

Data Mining: The Price to Pay for Our “Free Parking” in Cyberspace

I can hear him now: “Come one, come all. Enter my parking lot and spend as much time as you want and it is free.” So says the P.T. Barnum of cyberspace. Welcome to the biggest parking lot in the world. At one time that parking lot grew so big it threatened to eat itself. […]

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Wired But Disconnected

Wired But Disconnected

Think about how one connects with others through all the wires that fill our lives. This is not about why people connect, whether they should connect, or that connecting is good or bad for society. I am not against wiring. Wiring is necessary to a life well lived, especially in the digital age. For some, […]

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Real Social Interaction Is on its Deathbed: Part I

Real Social Interaction Is on its Deathbed: Part I

Instead of bringing us together, social media through computers, smart phones, tablets, and all mobile devices is creating a great divide among people. Anyone who wants to communicate in person is fast becoming a minority. More people love their machines than they do other people. These devices are a convenient moat separating people from human […]

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Wake Up People: Your Life is an Open Book

Wake Up People: Your Life is an Open Book

Without warning, Microsoft, long considered the prince of evil for all things on the Internet, recently decided to be the good guy when it comes to protecting individual privacy on the Web. Microsoft added a Do Not Track embed to version 10 of its Internet Explorer browser. When someone uses it, it tells advertisers not […]

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Want to Lose All Privacy and Personal Security? There’s Apps For That

Want to Lose All Privacy and Personal Security? There’s Apps For That

By Ron Steinman For some time I have been thinking about apps and what they do for us and to us. Apps may be great, but they are also a huge problem. To back me up, comes a story called “Selling You on Facebook” in The Wall Street Journal, yes, the Wall Street Journal, the […]

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