Archive for May, 2010

Facebook’s New Privacy Improvements

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Facebook’s New Privacy Improvements Are a Positive Step, But There’s Still More Work to Be Done http://eff.org/n/10928

Diaspora* – A Social Network Alternative to Facebook

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

This might be what a lot of us have been searching for: Diaspora*, which is being designed to be a “personally controlled, do-it-all, distributed open-source social network.”  Developed by four students at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Diaspora* is a social network built on privacy. Essentially, Diaspora* is software that will enable users to set up their own personal servers, called “seeds,” create their own hubs and have full control over the information they choose to share amongst friends.

The project has gained a good deal of support.  The team behind Diaspora* launched a funding campaign on Kickstarter to help them achieve their plan of being able to work non-stop for the next 3 months so that the software can be released by end of summer.  The initial goal was to receive at least $10,000 by June 1st.  As of today, they are fully funded at $189,797.

I’m excited to see how this pans out and will be following the team’s progress this summer.

BGR: AT&T employees told to prepare

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

BGR: AT&T employees told to prepare for June launch of new iPhone http://bit.ly/anzzEx [post] (via @TUAW)

Apple updates MobileMe with sync, security improvements

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Apple updates MobileMe with sync, security improvements http://is.gd/chPaq (via @macworld)


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