Monday, September 26, 2011

Big Brother is HERE

"But logging out of Facebook only de-authorizes your browser from the web application, a number of cookies (including your account number)are still sent along to all requests to ***Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit.
The only solution is to delete every Facebook cookie in your browser,or to use a separate browser for Facebook interactions."

Chrome "Incognito" mode should be a help dealing with this.
Of course, most users don't know what Facebook is doing, so they wouldn't be the wiser.

I view Facebook's new "track everything you do" Open Graph technology to be among the most essentially privacy-invasive -- and potentially dangerous to users -- development, perhaps in the history of the Net.
The major problem is that by eliminating the need for persons to explictly decide what to share, users are sending out a continuous "stream of consciousness" that has little or no contextual underpinning, and can be easily misconstrued either in real-time or retrospectively.

Lauren Weinstein (

Thursday, September 15, 2011

You can lose weight eating as much as you like

If I had to do with somebody who owes me billions I would help him the way he can actually repay his debts.
What they are doing (German banks in first row) is taking advantage of a bad situation, squeezing the more they can, in a way that makes it clear that they KNOW Greece will default...
It is like giving an extra dose of heroin to somebody who is in abstinence crisis.
A normal doctor would cure the symptoms and help the patient to recover and THEN curing him NOT letting him assuming any drug...
A bad doctor would just give the patient additional heroin as long as necessary to have a fast death...
The only reason Greece hasn’t default or it is going through a "controlled default" is not to create panic in the market.
That would mean EVERYBODY selling everything.
I do not think the situation is as tragic as it looks.
After WW2 people were much poorer, everything had to be rebuilt and with no resources.
They did it.
That means that when you want you can.
The problem is that people are not aware of the situation and in principle they do not want.
They are waiting for some miracle to save them in a painless way.
They would like to save, but there is nothing they want to say good bye to.
It is like dieting eating.
How many promise: you can lose weight eating as much as you like.
This is the miracle everybody likes to believe in.