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Facebook privacy concerns? Think outside the Platform API.

A lot of articles about tightening up Facebook security are flooding my Facebook news feed. I knew that one needs to check one’s Privacy and other settings frequently, but here is an interesting conundrum. I noticed that my setting for the Platform API was on, even though I recall turning it off at some time.

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Starbucks India doesn’t get social media

Armaan Kapur is a 21-yo writer in New Delhi who did something that many middle-class Indians do — try to go to Starbucks India (Link to Facebook page) in Connaught Place, New Delhi. In Australia, you don’t normally admit that you drink that brand of coffee, and most of their outlets were closed down (Link […]

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Only public profiles allowed on Google+

Some months ago, Google announced that there would be no more private profiles in Google. It was around the time when rumours of Google+ started leaking out in the form of Circles. Here is the wording (emphasis mine):

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Innocent companies unwittingly smeared by Firefox WOT add-on

I installed the Web of Trust add-on for Firefox some weeks ago but I haven’t made up my mind about its usefulness. Its purpose is to allow users to rate a website in four areas: Trustworthiness Vendor reliability Privacy Child Safety

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