Good article on the different ways the police can eavesdrop on cell phone calls.
Thought to be dead years ago, MySpace released a teaser of its refreshed look (video).
In 2005, Myspace was the most popular social networking site in the world. It was sold at that time to Rupert Murdoch’s company for $580 million, who later regretted the purchase. Last summer, musician Justin Timberlake and Specific Media purchased Myspace for $35 million.
So far the new site looks like Pinterest for musicians.
Despite the popularity, I was never a member of MySpace. Among many usability farts, I found the auto-play of music to be particularly annoying. Plus I wasn’t a musician. But now I might give it a chance. It looks slick and user friendly. I just hope it’s privacy friendly.
Rick Mercer says it true:
An interesting New York Times article published last week speaks to an eerie new trend: In the digital era, teenagers in love want to share their most intimate secrets, ideas and, of course, their Facebook accounts.
It’s about trust and according to a 2011 Pew Internet and American Life Project study, girls are more trusting than boys.
About 30% of all teen Internet users have shared a password with a friend or significant other. Of that percentage, 38% of girls shared a password with a friend or significant other versus only 23% of boys. Teens in the 14-17 age group were more likely to share passwords than those in the 12-13 age group.
Alex Reid is a Canadian who likes a lot of things. Welcome to my world.