'privacy-friendly' searchStartpage Web Search
streetart 'gallery'Electric Windows in Beacon
[what about the plastic animals?]
'should be yours to control'iPad is iBad for freedom
DRM is used by Apple to restrict users' freedom in a variety of ways, including blocking installation of software that comes from anywhere except the official Application Store, and regulating every use of movies downloaded from iTunes. Apple furthermore claims that circumventing these restrictions is a criminal offense, even for purposes that are permitted by copyright law.
Related: Is Apple Evil?
'you can never leave'Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable"
re: government-imposed censorshipThe Great Australian Internet Blackout
automating tasks... visuallyPicture-driven computing
Related: Beta release of Sikuli
capture and edit imagesPixlr Grabber Firefox extension
Related post: free online image editor
'prevent google from tracking'GoogleSharing :: A Special Kind Of Proxy
'unusual' color referencecolor vision (see intro)
an economic decisionFacebook's move ain't about changes in privacy norms
'electromagnetic allergies'Man sues neighbor for refusing to turn off wireless
Is your data safe? (2)
- Official Google Blog: A new approach to China
Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.
- Official Google Enterprise Blog: Keeping your data safe
This attack may understandably raise some questions, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share some additional information and assure you that Google is introducing additional security measures to help ensure the safety of your data.
- Google's half-truths and a plea for perspective
Coordinated enough to get at GMail's internal data store, if only the one with e-mail headers. If that doesn't scare you, it should. What Google does with their .cn site is relatively minor news.
'look smart'Spell and Grammar Check Bookmarklet
relax...Your keyboard knows that it's you and you're stressed
Mind Machine ProjectRethinking artificial intelligence
one for the kidsNCES Kids' Zone
List: Misc. Freeware (4)
- FastStone Image Viewer (free for home users)
- Spamihilator (anti-spam filter)
- rsslounge aggregator (web-based feed reader)
- Prey (locate a stolen laptop)
Note: This is not an endorsement of any of the listed programs.
start freshPrimerCSS – "undercoats your CSS by pulling out all of your classes and id's and placing them into a starter stylesheet"
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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