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Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option

Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Land points out that Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option, which is pretty upsetting. The message says that “Google Reader is no longer available,” and says users need to switch to email alerts. Seems that Google … Continue reading

03. July 2013 by jeremy
Categories: Search | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

Facebook’s Many Faces

The other day I found myself in a restaurant in northern Japan explaining to a South Korean acquaintance of less than a day how I divided my social networks up. LinkedIn, I said, was for people I needed to know, … Continue reading

08. August 2012 by jeremy
Categories: BBC, Internet life, Networks | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 comments

The Real Revolution

This is also a podcast, from my weekly BBC piece.  While folks at the annual tech show in Vegas are getting all excited about a glass-encased laptop, the world’s thinnest 55″ TV and a washing machine you can control from … Continue reading

10. January 2012 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Real Revolution

Quaintness in Salt Lake

(This is the script for a piece I did for the BBC World Service. Posted here by request. Podcast here.) Something rather quaint is going on in a Salt Lake City courtroom. A company called Novell, who you’d be forgiven … Continue reading

27. November 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Interfaces | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Phishy Facebook Emails

Facebook phishes are getting better. Compare this one: and this: Notice how the key bit, supposedly defining that it’s a legit email, is successfully and convincingly faked: The only difference that stands out is the domain: facebookembody.com. Although Google classified … Continue reading

28. October 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Networks, Phishing, Scams, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Phishy Facebook Emails

Social Media Phishing Hazards

As usual, I feel we’re not being smart enough about the way that scammers improve their skills. We demand everything to be easier, and they just reap the winnings. What they’re exploiting is the fact that we use a lot … Continue reading

08. October 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

DigiNotar Breach Notes

Some folk have asked me for more details about the DigiNotar breach after my brief appearance on Al Jazeera this morning. So here are the notes I prepared for the segment. Links at the bottom. Background web security certificates are … Continue reading

06. September 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DigiNotar Breach Notes

Getting Paid for Doing Bad Things (12″ version)

This is the extended version of my earlier blog post. The BBC finally ran my commentary so for those of you who want more info, here it is: Think of it as product placement for the Internet. It’s been around … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Media, PR, Scams, Search, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Getting Paid for Doing Bad Things (12″ version)

Locking Users In the Smart Way

I was directed to this excellent piece, A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR, via Facebook last night.  And it made me realise how publishers don’t make the most of that kind of referral. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Locking Users In the Smart Way

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