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A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes

A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A  Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:
A look back at one year ago.  It will be interesting to see how this project develops.
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Users of the social news and community site Reddit don't like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet. So they plan to build a new one.

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Somebody stole diggo!

Somebody stole diggo! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

The giants social bookmarking site Diggo was hijacked this week.  Scary.  It is back and more secure now. Scary.

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Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT

Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key takeaway:

Disturbing.  Simply Disturbing.  The quote about 'looking foreign" is pathetic if it is true.

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While trying to board a flight out of Buffalo, New York recently, a PhD student at Arizona State found out the hard way that being on a no-fly list isn’t the only way to attract the attention of the TSA — wearing a funny shirt will do the trick, too.

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The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online

The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway.

This government-sponsored game teaches young people about how to protect themselves from online identity thett (as well as theft of information on their gadgets).  It is rough graphics (think Carmen Sandiego) with multiple choice questions imbedded.  

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OtherInBox handles e-mail overload; knows too much?

OtherInBox handles e-mail overload; knows too much? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

PRODUCTIVITY vs. PRIVACY ?

 

OK, this may seem to be a bit off topic.  Yet, in the same way that Facebook is aggregating our online social behaviors and making a killing by selling that information to marketers, Other Inbox (OIB) is aggregating our email behaviors and selling that information to marketers.  

 

The Pros = It adds to my productivity by sorting my email for me before I see it.  I know that you can do this with well-planned-out filters, but I like how these smart folders learn from my behavior and automize updates

 

The Trade-off = Yes, they are going through my email and tayloring ads for me.  This is on the agregate level and the CEO says in this linked interview that he understands that if there is a security breach, this promising business is finished.

 

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Big Brother has your email password and monitors your behavior.  But Big Brother does a GREAT job of cleaning your inbox 'house' while you are busy being productive at other things.  I have used it for about three months and I am very satisfied and not very scared.

 

This will be an interesting business to watch!

Ken

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Joshua Baer, founder of OtherInbox's comment, August 30, 2012 9:03 AM
Hi Ken, thanks for the shout-out to OtherInbox. I'm glad you think the service is worth it and that it's helping to protect your Inbox!
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What Makes Facebook Account to be valued more than $115 Per Users | All InfographicsKen's

What Makes Facebook Account to be valued more than $115 Per Users | All InfographicsKen's | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaways:

-The average user adds seven new friends per month.  

-22% of Facebook friends are from highschool (possibly skewed data if they are including current HS students in the study?)

-Most improtant: Average user has access to 156,569 users within two degrees of separation.

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U.S.A. Used Drones To Monitor US Citizens

U.S.A. Used Drones To Monitor US Citizens | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

How do you feel about the USA using drones to monitor US citizens?  I don't agree with Brossart, but I am concerned that this has not been a bigger news story in the news.  I am aware that I may be a bit out of the loop over here in South Korea, but I would expect this to be a bigger news story.  This episode of On The Media is full of great insight including extreme measures to protect Olympic sponsorships, Syrian rebels appealing to donors through videos online, and a self proclaimed media manipulator tells all.

 

For a quick link to the Drones story, scroll down one the "On The Media" link and click: 

"DOMESTIC DRONES IN NORTH DAKOTA"

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What data is being collected on you? Some shocking info - TED Blog |

What data is being collected on you? Some shocking info - TED Blog | | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Important information that you need to know about the information that companies are collecting about you.  By the way, the government wants it also.

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Facebook Just Changed Your Email Without Asking—Here's How to Fix It (Updated)

Facebook Just Changed Your Email Without Asking—Here's How to Fix It (Updated) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Did you know that Facebook switched your public profile's contact information from your real email to your @facebook.com address that you probably never use.  Here is how to fix it.

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Google Says Forced “Sharing” Is a Bug, Not a Feature

Google Says Forced “Sharing” Is a Bug, Not a Feature | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I am very sad to see that Google is following Facebook's poor decisions regarding this topic of forced sharing of free content that we read online.

Don't be evil Google.  Don't be evil!

KM

 

No, you don't have to spam that AdWeek story to your pals before you read it. But somebody's gotta pay something for this stuff, someday.

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5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know

5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Every time we share info about ourselves across various networks, it is revealed to everyone even though it is meant only for a select few. As a result, people or organizations outside our network could easily exploit such info about us even without us knowing. Must users be willing to pit having a healthy online social presence against a firm hold of their privacy?


Via Nik Peachey, Professor Jill Jameson
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Tracking the trackers: Which companies are collecting information about you?

Tracking the trackers: Which companies are collecting information about you? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Who's following you across the web? We graph the results of our study of the cookies and trackers encountered on more than 7000 websites.

 

Open Journalism in action.  The Guardian asked their readers to help with this huge project of learning who is tracking us online.

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Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon

Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I love this idea of Stanford to help solidify the open internet. They want to crowdsource common privacy policies and connect them to new icons that will be well-known. Then we all know what we are signing up for based on shared ideas of what is cool and what is not cool for being regulated.

 

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Iranians fear censorship in intranet launch

Ken's Key Takeaway

I am concerned that this will cause more polarization and group think.  I am also concerned that other countries may follow.  I am concerned about Electronic Colonialism (media created in US/European/Japan shaping cultures around the world), but cutting off all incoming ideas is not good.

Ken

 

Citing cybersecurity concerns, the Iranian government is due to launch a national computer network. Critics of the new government policy, however, say it is ...

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Is Facebook sharing your private messages? Not really

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Although this is not as bad of an abuse on trust as I originally thought, I don't agree that Facebook defines a wall post as any incoming wallpost that we like or comment.  So basically, the only way to avoid giving Facebook permission to keep our past public conversations highly visible forever is to ignore incoming wall posts from friends, etc.  Awkward and unneeded. 

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Are your Facebook private inbox messages now visible for all to see?

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Terms of Service; Didn't Read

Terms of Service; Didn't Read | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Many of us do not understand the fancy talk that are in the terms of service that we agree to when creating accounts.  This company will explain them and compare them to spolicies of similar companies This is a great example of someone creating a service tt fill a common need. 

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Nobody wants to read the long Terms of Service many websites have. But it is important to understand what they say – these ratings make it easier.

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Social in Media in Education! It’s Time Has Come : Teacher Reboot Camp

Social in Media in Education! It’s Time Has Come : Teacher Reboot Camp | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Shelly Terrell shares her view on Facebook policy in school.  This is a response to Matt Gomez's post, The power to Kill Innovation.  This teacher/tech leader is having connecting tools taken away from him.  You can read more of his plea at: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/2360

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How to Be always Secured on Facebook - A to Z Security Guide | All Infographics

How to Be always Secured on Facebook - A to Z Security Guide | All Infographics | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Off course, this will change, but this is a nice starting point of how to be safe on Facebook.....until they change their settings and policies again.

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Hacking exposes digital security problems

Hacking exposes digital security problems | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

8.7 million South Korea mobile phone subscribers had their personal data hacked.

 

Stealing the personal data of KT subscribers in small amounts over a long time, the group was successful in getting up to 10 different types of information from each user.

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Google Glass Horror Stories From Your Privacy-Free Future

Google Glass Horror Stories From Your Privacy-Free Future | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
You will never look at the Google Glasses project the same. Some interesting things to consider. I don't have an opinion yet.
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thank you for following my topic. I hope it is helpful for you. It looks like you have a great site here. If I spoke you language, I would surely follow it. Good luck
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The Impact of Kickstarter, Creative Commons & Creators Project | PBS

Interviews with the creators of Creative Commons and Kickstarter and the impact of these concepts on impacting creativity online.

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Disgusting move by UN to control the global internet

Disgusting move by UN to control the global internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Disgusting!"  Don't let this happen.  About a year ago, the experts in our field were telling us that we don't really have to worry about SOPA, etc. but that we should be aware that some US 'leaders' were bold enough to consider it.  Seven months later, it almost passed.  We need to be alert to this UN move.

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In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that leaked documents show a real threat to the international flow of information.

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10 Facebook Tips for Power Users

10 Facebook Tips for Power Users | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

There are some nice tips included.

The most important is the tip to make sure that other's can not see what you are reading online (both annoying and intrusive).

The most fun is the ability to add photos to your map.


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Min Kim's comment, May 16, 2012 4:06 AM
Thank you for sharing this information. Prof. Morrison
Casey,Go's comment, May 19, 2012 10:16 AM
useful lol
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German Olympian Uses Facebook to Scare Off Stalker

German Olympian Uses Facebook to Scare Off Stalker | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I personally think it is great that she took matters into her own hands.  It can take forever for court systems to take action in many countries.  I think she solved the problem quite quickly!  Good for her.  

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