Flickr’s introduction of Friend Finder caused concern because even though they did it right it does allows for a bulk comparison of all your email contacts to the Flickr user database. “Security by obscurity” is important and expected by some.
Giving friends permission to access my location lets them share my location without my permission with apps I didn’t necessarily trust. This is a risk of data portability – others can port your data.
Under the hood the site combines a number of interesting technologies: OAuth, Fire Eagle, GeoNames and the new Google Static Maps API.
- The Lab of an Electron Microscope PhotographerDavid Scharf is the world's leading electron microscope photographer. We visited his lab in Echo Park.
- Inspire Talk" if you’re sitting here listening to me, chances are you were born with a set of resources and opportunities that 95% of the humans on the planet can only imagine. In your pocket you carry access to information and power that would make a Roman emperor weep with envy. But that position, those same resources and opportunities, can often make a very effe […]
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