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Is there a right to privacy in online social networking?

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A social phenomenon nowadays is online social networking (OSN). This is exemplified by Facebook which, according to one case, “has created a worldwide forum enabling friends to share information such as thoughts, links, and photographs, with one another” (H v. W, Case No. 12/10142, Jan. 30, 2013). To address concerns about privacy, but without defeating […]

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

‘Anti-Facebook’ social network gets viral surge

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In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the “anti-Facebook” for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

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In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spy agencies track people through Angry Birds

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Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Priests swap sermons for ‘selfies’

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For some of the Philippines’ most powerful clergymen, stepping off the pulpit and into cyberspace felt impossibly daunting until they took their first “selfies” and posted them on Facebook.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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