e065c8515d206cb0e190 writes: David Svinoski led the development of Windows 7 and more recently Windows 8. A few weeks after the Windows 8 launch, he is now leaving the company. As the WSJ notes, this raises questions as to whether the latest version of the popular OS is a success or not.
e065c8515d206cb0e190 writes: Severalwebsites have announced the launch of PGP's founder's new suite of tools for the paranoid. After a first day glitch with a late approval of their iOS app, the website seems to now accept subscribtions. Have any slashdotters subscribed? What does SilentCircle provide that previous applications didn't have?
Facebook Inc. unveiled a new way for users to share their physical locations online, extending the social-networking giant's reach into the real world even as it opens itself to new potential concerns about privacy.
e065c8515d206cb0e190 writes: Several human rights organizations contacted Wikileaks and pressed them to do a better job at hiding information that endangers civilians from their leaked documents. Wikileaks editor Julian Assange issued a strong rebuke. From the article:
Mr. Assange then replied: "I'm very busy and have no time to deal with people who prefer to do nothing but cover their asses. If Amnesty does nothing I shall issue a press release highlighting its refusal," according to people familiar with the exchange.
e065c8515d206cb0e190 writes: In yet another scary statement on privacy, Google CEO Eric Schmidt explains the amount of information that is out there can successfully identify individuals.
From the article:
"If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use Artificial Intelligence," Schmidt said, "we can predict where you are going to go."
"Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don't have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You've got Facebook photos! People will find it's very useful to have devices that remember what you want to do, because you forgot...But society isn't ready for questions that will be raised as result of user-generated content."