A scary thought

By Jahanzaib Haque

Here’s a scary thought — the internet is a system of control that is increasingly designed to present a myopic view of the world, using your personal data against you to ensure you get exactly what you want, fulfill all your desires and interests in exchange for ensuring you never encounter any . . . → Read More: A scary thought

How Nokia and Microsoft will carve up mobile services

Nokia smartphones will be running Windows Phone, but the company is hoping to hang on to some of its service-provider identity even as Microsoft grabs the choicest morsels.

Nokia tried hard to redefine itself as a provider of services, which is what everyone wants to be these days – hardware margins are tight and most . . . → Read More: How Nokia and Microsoft will carve up mobile services

Google and Facebook join warnings over future of the web

On June 8, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and a host of other leading web companies will turn on a new way of running web addresses. The system, called IPv6, is designed to stop the world running out of the web addresses that underlie the locating of websites and devices. Currently, just 0.2 per cent of . . . → Read More: Google and Facebook join warnings over future of the web

Government agencies navigate the promises and pitfalls of social media

As law enforcement, transportation agencies and other departments rush to interact with the public through Twitter accounts and Facebook pages, guidelines for using social media have been slow to follow.

By Raja Abdulrahim Los Angeles Times

When the Orange County Sheriff’s Department launched its blog three years ago, the first entry hinted at the department’s . . . → Read More: Government agencies navigate the promises and pitfalls of social media