CEO De Facebook No Cree En La Privacidad (EN)


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have been outed as not caring one whit about your privacy — a jarring admission, considering how much of our personal data Facebook owns, not to mention its plans to become the web’s central repository for our preferences and predilections.

Also interesting is how this came about: Not in a proper article, but in a tweet by Nick Bilton, lead technology blogger for the The New York Times‘ Bits Blog, based on a conversation he says was “off the record” and which he may have confused with “not for attribution.”

Wired.

Facebook Vs. The Feds (EN)


Four senators sent Facebook a letter of “concern” over its privacy practices—and warned the social network that federal regulators would likely investigate the company. Congratulations, Facebook. It often takes decades to achieve this level of government scrutiny.

Microsoft was founded in 1975; it took nearly two decades before the Justice Department went after the software company on antitrust grounds. Started the same year, Apple Inc. avoided antitrust issues until last year. But Facebook’s repeated and brazen rollbacks of users privacy have apparently touched a nerve; Democratic senators Charles Schumer, Michael Bennett, Al Franken and Mark Begich sent the six-year-old startup a letter expressing concern over making data like likes, interests, hometown, education and current city public and allowing third-parties to store Facebook data indefinitely.

Valleywag.

Nueva Película De Las Tortugas Ninja (EN)


Cuando era niña me encantaban las Tortugas Ninja. Especialmente Donatello, que era mi personaje favorito. He visto todas sus películas, y es por ello que me emociona anunciar lo que podría ser un éxito o un rotundo clavo:

The Mirage Group, which owns the property (TMNT), is moving forward with a live-action film focusing on the origins of the iconic crime fighters. Project, targeted for release in 2011, would mark the fifth bigscreen outing for the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master Splinter.

Yo no sé ustedes, pero yo estoy súper feliz. Ahora tengo ganas de comer pizza.

¡Cowabonga!

Este Cañón De Bizcochitos Me Hace Feliz (EN)


The Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour stop at Kamp Grizzly was epic. Johnny brought a great crowd, his limited edition tour gear and the inspiration for Kamp’s Cupcake Cannon. Portland’s Kamp Grizzly developed a steam-punk style pneumatic cupcake cannon and set the stage for eating frosty delights at 120psi. The blasting buffet was documented in at 700fps coming off the Phantom HD Gold. As the evening shook down, cupcake enthusiasts continued to step in front of the cannon and camera. Some shaking in their boots, others perched in zen-like states, all were covered in delicious frosting, spongy cake, and showered in a mist of sprinkles.

Yo no sé ustedes, pero me encantan los dulces, yo fuera feliz participando en algo así.

Facebook: My Way Or The Highway (EN)



Facebook users who choose not to link their user accounts to Facebook’s public Pages are ending up with blank profiles containing no information at all. If you haven’t experienced this problem, it’s probably thanks to the somewhat high-pressure tactics Facebook is using to get you to accept these changes.

The next time you visit your Profile page (if you haven’t done so already), you’ll be introduced to the new “Connected Profiles” option. With this option, the text in your Facebook profile section where you list your hometown, education, work and interests, is now being linked to the respective pages on Facebook.

Those who choose not to link, though, are informed via a Facebook pop-up box that their Profile page will be left empty.

How Connected Profiles Work

When you revisit your Profile page, explained Li on the Facebook blog, you’ll see a box pop-up asking you to link your profile to Pages that reflect your listed interests and affiliations. You can either pick some of these pages or click “Link All to My Profile” to accept all of Facebook’s suggestions.

Yet in examining the design of the pop-up box itself, it’s clear that it’s been crafted so that the “Link All” button, shaded in blue, is the option hurried users will click in an effort to get back to what they were doing – attempting to edit their profile.

Opting-Out a Poor Option

But even for those who actually do consider the implications of everything about themselves being made public, they’ll soon encounter another issue. Something that Li didn’t explain in the cheery blog post was what would happen if you refused to link to these new Pages: your profile information will be removed and your profile page will be left empty.

Making Your Interests Public

That’s not to say that this forced link-building doesn’t have its pluses – Facebook can now build a web of connections from people to their interests and then allow those details to be shared with the “instantly personalized” websites like Pandora and Yelp. If you leave the privacy issues aside momentarily, you’ll see that does offer some intriguing possibilities for a more social web.

However, the high-pressure tactics being used to get people to link to Facebook Pages are a good example of how Facebook is coyly forcing people to go public with their previously more private, personal data.

So what should your takeaway be from all this mess? Look before you link.

In fact, it may be best if you just assume that everything on Facebook will be public from now on and act accordingly.

RWW.

No hace tanto tiempo que era considerado peligroso compartir nuestro nombre completo por el Internet, sin embargo, ahora es aún más peligroso y vemos a usuarios compartiendo hasta la dirección de su domicilio. Ninguna web nos garantiza que la información que compartimos estará segura porque optemos por mantenerla privada. Es por esta razón, que nuestra seguridad yace en lo que decidimos compartir, así que seamos cuidadosos.

Stephen Hawking + Extraterrestres (EN)


World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking believes extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists — and humans should be extremely cautious about interacting with it.

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” Hawking says in a new Discovery Channel series called Stephen Hawking’s Universe. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

The Huffington Post.

¿Será que a Hawking ya los extraterrestres le hicieron un chequeo general que está tan asustado? Yo siempre pensé que una mente científica estaría interesada en la vida fuera de este planeta.