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+ - SPAM: Google+ Sneak-peek

Submitted by flashuser
flashuser (2329346) writes "After several unsuccessful attempts to build a social network, Google finally released Google+ and it seems everybody wants to be part of it. Google+ took advantage of Facebook’s low privacy settings and turned it in to its main advantage, creating circles where you can share stuff only with certain people from certain groups that you’ve created."
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Apple Store Artist Raided By Secret Service 376

Posted by timothy
from the innocent-whistling-at-very-high-pitch dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Artist Kyle McDonald wanted to create something that captured people's expressions as they stared at computers. So the 25-year-old artist installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that would automatically take a photo every minute of whoever was standing in front of the computer. McDonald then uploaded the photos to his Tumblr blog, 'People Staring at Computers,' made a video with the photographs, and set up 'an exhibition' at the Apple stores to show what he had found. Within days, the Secret Service, which investigates computer crimes, had raided McDonald's house, seizing his two laptops, two flash drives and iPod."

Comment: advertisers can suck it! (Score 5, Insightful) 660

by acromosh (#31920192) Attached to: Website Mass-Bans Users Who Mention AdBlock
I might be quite backward in my thinking here but... I pay my isp for a subscription to access the internets (every last one of them). The specific contect I choose to receive or block at my end is my own damn business. It's like being banned from walking down the street because I chose not to look at the billboards!

Ma Bell is a mean mother!

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