Facebook scraping could lead to machine-generated spam so good that it's indistinguishable from legitimate messages.
A recent blog post inquired about the incidence of Facebook-based spear phishing: the author suddenly started receiving email that appeared to be from friends (though it wasn’t posted from their usual email addresses), making the usual kinds of offers and asking him to click on the usual links. He wondered whether this was a phenomenon and how…
Retailers tracking Wi-Fi, Payleven's new funding round, Square's success, and NFC's real role in mobile commerce.
Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week.
New trend in retail customer tracking: Smartphone Wi-Fi
Dan Tynan posted a two-part series (here and here) on IT World this week looking at growing trend…
In a world of big, open data, "privacy by design" will become even more important.
A few weeks ago, Tom Slee published “Seeing Like a Geek,” a thoughtful article on the dark side of open data. He starts with the story of a Dalit community in India, whose land was transferred to a group…
12 talks from the 2012 Personal Democracy Forum worth watching and sharing.
The ninth Personal Democracy Forum explored the nexus of technology, politics and campaigns. What's happening online matters offline. Indeed, the barrier between the virtual and physical worlds has fallen.
Hadoop, security and open data defined the data world in 2011.
From wide adoption of Hadoop to personal data empowerment, Radar data correspondent Audrey Watters looks back on the data trends that shaped 2011.