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  1. Flash & Flash Cookies

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    Osc
    , 06-25-2010 at 09:03 AM
    I've been meaning to write something up about Flash cookies for awhile now, but I just found this article that sums the problem nicely:

    John Graham-Cumming: What's wrong with Flash Cookies?

    I hate Flash. As far as I'm concerned, it's too buggy, it's too crashy, and it hides too much of what it is doing from the user. It's mainly used by advertisements anyway. I'll be very glad when HTML5 is at the point where it can wipe Flash off the face of the planet. Flash for me is ...
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  2. Diaspora: Open Distributed Facebook Competitor

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    Osc
    , 05-12-2010 at 09:05 AM
    I hope these guys make it! It's against all odds, but hopefully if there is enough press and people start moving, maybe they can get some momentum. Vaporware for now but here's hoping

    About New York - Creating a Network Like Facebook, Only Private - NYTimes.com

    and here's more about Facebook and their founder's plan:

    http://calacanis.com/2010/05/12/the-...ing-your-hand/
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  3. 1Password now available (free) for Windows

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    Osc
    , 04-25-2010 at 05:08 PM
    1Password is a piece of software that changed my life. I had heard it mentioned and raved about many times before I became a Mac user, and when I made the switch I purchased it. Simply put, it is a beautiful piece of software that seamlessly manages all of your passwords, with very little effort on your part.

    It integrates perfectly with all of your web browsers, so that it is proactive about helping you manage your accounts. Safe and secure, I recently bought a "family" ...
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  4. Protecting your Privacy on Facebook

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    Osc
    , 04-23-2010 at 08:35 AM
    At Facebook's conference, they have announced some really scary new features that create legitimate privacy concerns for any Facebook user. Unless you opt out, your Facebook information can be shared with their partner sites. Furthermore, they have changed one of their policies so that Facebook Applications can no longer have to delete your personal information after 24 hours.

    The result is that every little quiz you ever took, every app you added and forgot about, can forever more ...
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