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If You Think You’re Anonymous Online, Think Again

I’m a little behind in my podcasts, but today I listened to a Fresh Air broadcast from 6 weeks ago about all the data that online services know about you. Investigative reporter Julia Angwin was curious what Google knew about her, so she asked the company for her search data. “It turns out I had …

Looking for a Lesson in Google’s Perks

From the New York Times: Google’s various offices and campuses around the globe reflect the company’s overarching philosophy, which is nothing less than “to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world,” according to a Google spokesman, Jordan Newman. But do its unorthodox workplaces and lavish perks yield the kind of creativity it prides …

Issues with Google Chrome when using Remote Desktop Services

I have a Windows 7 computer and I connect to my home computer from work. For some reason Google Chrome works great at home, but when I connect remotely, it crashes on me. It is similar to the description at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=165636 I’m posting about this with the hopes that someone will leave a comment about …

Ask.com to Return to Old Service

From the New York Times: After failing to make any headway as a search engine, Ask.com is largely abandoning the effort and will now become a question-and-answer service. The retreat is a major blow for Barry Diller, the chief executive of the e-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp, which had paid $1.85 billion in 2005 for Ask.com and …

Bookmarklets

What’s a bookmarklet? Well, the Bookmarklets.com home page describes them in this way: Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Firefox and Explorer web browsers. Bookmarklets are free. Bookmarklets allow you to: * Modify the way you see someone else’s webpage. * Extract data from a webpage. * Search more …

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