Tuesday Open Thread
In other news, Google announced changes to privacy, and you can't opt out.
Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices.
The information will enable Google to develop a fuller picture of how people use its growing empire of Web sites. Consumers will have no choice but to accept the changes.
A federal judge in Colorado has ruled that the 5th Amendment doesn't protect a defendant from being compelled to unencrypt the data on her hard drive and provide it to the FBI which had gotten a search warrant. (Background here.) [More...]
Facebook today announced users won't be able to opt out of their miserable Timeline feature. If you have a FB account, go in now and dump your old stuff and set some restrictions, before it's too late. You only have 7 days. I dislike even logging into FB, it's become so intrusive. As I've said before, I'm considering getting rid of the account entirely.
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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