Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Your apps are spying on you

Is anyone surprised by this story in the Wall Street Journal, "Your Apps Are Watching You" (18 December, 2010). It begins: "Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off..."

I was dismayed to see Paper Toss as one of the offenders they looked into :(

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Congress actually passed the long-delayed Community Radio Act, allowing low power FM radio stations (usually these reach just a mile or more, are relatively cheap to set up, and create opportunities for more groups to reach the airwaves). This has been blocked by the big radio networks for a long time.