Thursday, December 20, 2012

MC2 Post 1472 The Bad Side of the WEB -- Explaining Security Encroachment

Every Time companies try to change "user policy" I see This:

As tough as it was trying to explain my Missed Blog Posting the Other Day,  It seems that Biggie Company's, with All their lawyers (which could be the problem) have a tough time "Explaining" data collecting Policy Changes with Security-Be-Damned riders...

insert Mia Culpa (here)

Examples:  Instagram and Facebook.

Story One from TIME:

Lessons from Facebook’s Instagram Photo Flap


Kevin Systrom, Chief Executive of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app 
now owned by Facebook, displays his photo on a mobile phone during 
an interview with Reuters December 4, 2012 at the LeWeb technology 
conference in Aubervilliers, near Paris.

If you don’t follow tech news, you may have missed a bit of a kerfuffle this week involving Instagram, the popular photo service purchased by Facebook for $1 billion in April. Earlier in the week, Instagram announced plans to share your photos with advertisers, in some cases without notice or compensation.


Why Facebook wants to be your Next TV..




Facebook to Launch Auto-Play Video *** ads *** 
Early Next Year

Reports claim Facebook is on the brink of introducing its most intrusive ad unit yet – auto play video ads in users’ news feeds.

Several TV advertising executives in the US confirmed to Ad Age the social network will make a play for TV ad dollars early next year by introducing video ads to its website and mobile apps.

The ads, which are slated for launch in April, are expected to be 15-seconds long and grab users’ attention by expanding into the left and right columns – the rails – of the desktop website, with plans to ensure they stand out on mobile too.

Some advertisers would prefer to use the 
30-second TV version instead. 

Of Course They Would.


    SPUDS in Flight

Boeing Tests the Effect of WiFi on Flights, substitutes

 Potatoes for Humans


Boeing has hauled in around 20,000 pounds of potatoes to use as human substitutes during its tests with airplane WiFi. The aircraft maker is checking that onboard wireless signals don't interfere with navigation and communication systems.





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