This is really tough. Your credit card isn’t safe even with a reputable merchant. Now we have to use cash right? Is there any way to be safe?
via Stealthy new malware snatching credit cards from retailer’s POS systems | Ars Technica.
A New Kind of Science: Stephen Wolfram: 0001579550088: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid. This has more negative reviews on Amazon than positive. For the creator of such an awesome program, it seemed to have such a poor use of it.
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block – StumbleUpon. Having privacy online is like wack a mole. You protect yourself from cookies with AdBlock, and now you have to worry about fingerprinting. You should get permission from people to do something rather than expect the person to download a cookie to not even stop the flow of information but just have a companies promise.
Backdoors and surveillance mechanisms in iOS devices – StumbleUpon. Its probably easier to just print this out, but it has lots of good information. Apparently Apple isn’t as secure as we are lead to believe.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other: Sherry Turkle: 9780465031467: Amazon.com: Books. This book delights as well as confuses. I liked the stories, but I didn’t like how the evidence doesn’t prove her point. While it is obvious she is intelligent and capable, it felt callous the way that she used people in her studies with the robots. One is left with the impression that she did more harm than good to her subjects. More importantly, this doesn’t offer any solutions. This book is a starting point, but like most academics prefers to ask questions than try to answer them.