A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple.“Is Mark Zuckerberg a Liberal or a Conservative?,” Mashable. New analysis from me. (via alexjamesfitz)
balimbahoo says: Or rather, why telling people important news in their lives over Facebook is a terrible idea.
» SFB says: The problem is, they didn’t do that. They never directly informed the person over Facebook, but used it as a way to contact the person to let them know to call the police. Which, in some circumstances (unlisted/broken number, questions of next of kin, other means tried first unsuccessfully, etc.), may be fair. Instead, they asked the family to call using the messaging system—only to have that message eaten by the “other messages” folder. “The woman’s daughter eventually responded to the message some three weeks after her brother had gone missing, and was subsequently informed of the tragic news,” The Verge’s article states. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s original article confirms this. Now there are other issues here (the usage of an account with a photo of T.I. being one) but using a Facebook account to tell someone to call you on the phone is a perfectly reasonable thing to do in certain cases. I’ve seen a couple of people frustrated with my note in the reblog of The Verge’s post, but I think that it’s because that context was misrepresented in their blurb. — Ernie @ SFB
Don’t screw this up Yahoo.
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The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers.A statement from Apple • Referring to a malware incident which struck the computers of some of their employees today, believed to have been caused by the same code that hit Facebook last Friday. Apple said that a small amount fo employee systems were afflicted after visiting a website for software developers, where the malware was picked up, and that they’re currently working with law enforcement. They also indicated they’ll be releasing a software update soon, to safeguard users on the consumer end. source