Archive: October 2011

Don’t Worry About Selling Your Privacy To Facebook. I Already Sold It For You (October 21, 2011)

“How can Facebook track what I’m doing when I’m not on their site?” The answer is that they have enlisted an army of accomplices — including me. I gave them material assistance in making it happen. I did that by embedding Facebook’s Like Button on my site.

What I Learned From Hitting The Front Page Of Hacker News (October 20, 2011)

My recent post about Firefox problems on Linux ended up breaking a bit bigger than I expected — it got the attention of Hacker News, the popular Web nerd discussion board, got voted up enough by HN readers to hit the #3 spot on the site’s front page, and ended up garnering 203 comments there […]

Possible Malaria Vaccine Found (October 18, 2011)

This ought to be the top story on every news outlet in the world — a malaria vaccine appears to finally be within reach. The long-awaited results of the largest-ever malaria vaccine study, involving 15,460 babies and small children, show that it could massively reduce the impact of the much-feared killer disease. Malaria takes nearly […]

Let Them Eat Social Networking (October 14, 2011)

The truth of Google is that while we live in a time of greater exposure, we are not all exposed equally. We are sorted instead into two classes: those who can afford privacy, and those who cannot

Dear Mozilla: Fix Your Damn Browser Already (October 12, 2011)

Longtime Readers of this blog will be aware that I have been a fan of Mozilla for a long time. There’s nearly ten years of Mozilla advocacy tucked away in the JWM archives. I’ve been on the Mozilla fanboy train since before Firefox even existed — all the way back to the original Mozilla Suite’s […]

Everything You Need To Know To Understand Netflix, In One Picture (October 11, 2011)

My friend Ginger left a comment on my post last week: Did you hear about Qwikster? Are you gonna blog about it? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN. I always yield to requests from my teeming millions of fervent admirers, so here is what it all means. Everything you need to know to understand how Netflix […]