Podcast: Privacy and Twitter

This podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng, wherein I chat about the issues of privacy concerning an inappropriate tweet, Google’s indexing of recent tweets, and some iPhone apps that let you spot celebrities. To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here. Loose …

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The Bluetooth Gun

Bluetooth in the line of fire? New Scientist reports of a police gun invention that when fired will automatically send its position to fellow officers who can then, presumably, provide backup. The idea is that when a police officer is holding his gun correctly — both hands on the weapon — he or she can’t easily reach …

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Mobiles As Walkie Talkies

Why do some people hold their cellphones like walkie-talkies, alternating between holding the mouthpiece to their mouth and then pushing the earpiece to their ear? I used to see people doing this in the early days of cellphone usage and thought it charming, but nowadays I see trendy, savvy dudes doing it. Like this elaborately …

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