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Monday links

When Google closes the Nest deal, privacy issues for the internet of things will hit the big timeGoogle intends to buy a connected thermostat that knows when you’re home and where you are within it. Given Google’s quest to index all the world’s information, this deal should jumpstart the conversation about privacy and the internet […]

Monday links

Fake Windows tech support calls continue to plague consumersMore than a year after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) heralded a major crackdown on fraudsters posing as Microsoft technical support personnel, consumers continue to receive calls from scammers—At Computerworld, Gregg Keizer reports on continuing scam Privacy Isn’t a Right, It’s a CommodityAt Slate, Josh Klein […]

Monday links

A Technical Dictionary That Fits the Definition of User-Friendly… its definitions are far superior to the crowdsourced, sprawling, digital haystack of Wikipedia. And they’re far more current than what you find on Webopedia. Yes, it’s true. ComputerLanguage.com is the very definition of concise, a user-friendly, up-to-date technical dictionary—At his New York Times column, David Pogue […]

Monday links

The Battle for Power on the InternetWe’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as governments and large multinational corporations. On the other are the distributed and nimble: grassroots movements, dissident groups, hackers, and criminals. Initially, the Internet empowered the second […]

Quote of the week

Users are incredibly bad at finding and researching things on the web. A few years ago, I characterized users’ research skills as “incompetent,” and they’ve only gotten worse over time. “Pathetic” and “useless” are words that come to mind after this year’s user testing.—Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen-Norman Group

Monday links

10 ways that iPads are transforming retailEver since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, people have found amazing ways to use the devices and with the arrival of iOS 7, the new iPhone devices the possibilities are only going to increase—Andrew Yates at TheNextWeb What’s Holding Up The Internet Of ThingsTurns out our smart […]