Monthly Archives: December 2009

Podcast: The War Over Privacy

By | December 14, 2009

This week’s podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng. This week we discuss privacy in the light of Facebook’s changes, the sale of Friendster, and one guy’s battle to delete his online past. To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here. Loose Wireless 091211… Read More »

Social Netquirks

By | December 8, 2009

Each social network has its quirk. I want to fix them. Here’s how. Skype, for example, won’t let you be invisible to certain people. You’re either visible to all your buddies, or none at all. So if you have a contact who thinks a Skype connection is an open invitation to call you up out of the blue,… Read More »

Podcast: Camerooned, Murdoched and the Mobile Tipping Point

By | December 4, 2009

This week’s podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng: The Google/Murdoch debate. Is Google the future of news? Thanksgiving: The tipping point of mobile payments?  Why you shouldn’t set up your website in Cameroon To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here. Loose Wireless… Read More »

The Trojan That Never Was

By | December 3, 2009

How not to handle a PR debacle, Part 767: Avast, the free antivirus I’ve been using, and recommending, for while, has lost my confidence by a double whammy: mis-identifying pretty much every executable on my computer as a Trojan, and then not telling me about it. Apparently an update to the software will misidentify a lot of files… Read More »