This new app uses a visual perception technique called a D-Fence to make your disappearing pictures a little more private.
It’s tempting to see private vs. public as something binary or black and white, but there is a whole universe of human behavior expressed through services like Twitter and Facebook that falls somewhere between those two extremes, and we need to figure out how to handle it properly.
A single tweet by Justine Sacco created a Twitter firestorm on the weekend, and resulted in her getting death threats and losing her job. When does our ability to respond instantly to bad behavior become its own form of negative behavior?
Twitter quickly reversed the changes it made to its blocking policy on Thursday, but the uproar it triggered highlights a tension at the core of the service: How do you ensure privacy on a network that is built to be public?
Facebook has admitted that it failed to apply its policies about offensive content to some disturbingly misogynistic pages. But is this a victory for the social network’s critics, or just another stop on the slippery slope of censorship?
Music streaming company TouchTunes is said to have secured $45 million in Series E funding at a $300 million valuation. Although those are some pretty impressive figures, the news is perhaps most notable for how it’s been made public — through an apparently accidental email address typo.
Its fans say Google+ improves on Facebook in terms of privacy protections, because it allows you to filter people into groups or “Circles.” But is this really a big improvement? Not everyone is convinced it is — some argue that it actually makes things worse.
Private Media Group CEO Berth Milton doesn’t think it’s worth fighting piracy. The porn veteran wants to instead give the content of his adult entertainment company away and use it as a free promotional tool to build a new business based on actual real-life sex.
App Store developers now have more to contend with than just the fickle tastes of the humans Apple (s aapl) has reviewing submissions. Now, submissions also go through an automated filter that determines whether or not the app is obeying the rules and not using any of Apple’s private APIs, which is a no-no, according to the developer agreement.
The news comes via a conversation that occurred between developers on Twitter. Craig Hockenberry, best known for Twitterific, guessed that the App Store now contains a mechanism to check submitted code against proper framework use, and John Gruber responded that Apple has in fact recently begun to do just that. Read More about Apple’s App Store Approval Process Now Includes an Automated Layer