It’s the Report with Dan Patterson and Gina Smith. Gina Smith is away on business at the WIPO conference in Geneva. John Lazar and Loren Feldman guest. The guys are talking …. Facebook creepiness, Stuxnet and Flame, geopolitics and more.
- Facebook settles ‘sponsored stories’ class-action suit – The Hill: on the creepy nature and branding‘peripheral peer pressure on Facebook, the nature of the Like’action and problems with the implied endorsement of placing your face next to an advertisement.
- Flame and Stuxnet come from a collaboration between Israel and the UN – The Washington Post Not much new here, and the revelation of the Israeli/American partnership isn’t shocking. But we’re very interested in the relationship between tech companies, nation states, and digital ‘acts of war.’
- Bullied woman on a schoolbus raises a ton of cash online Really interesting article about the ability of social media to crowdsource cash for ‘good.’ Cynics that we are, our round table tries to define ‘social good.’
- Microsoft announces their iPad competitor, the ‘Surface’ tablet Yep. Microsoft has a tablet. Um, yep.