privacy

Facebook Messenger privacy concerns

If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

Not quitting Facebook

Deactivating my Facebook account for a week was a great experience. Although I’ve chosen to return, I will be using the social media site with much less regularity and a much more filtered stream.

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Keeping your location private when sharing mobile phone photos

The news story in this video highlights technical points which seem obvious to most mobile phone users, but which less tech-savvy people may easily overlook. If you take photos when location services are active on your phone, the photos contain details of where and when the photo was taken. Share the photo on Facebook, Twitter… (Read More)

How cookies are used on this website

There is now a legal requirement in the E.U. that websites which use cookies to collect anonymous and non-anonymous visitor data clarify just how this information is gathered. So I’ve put together this information on your privacy and how cookies are implemented on this website. Please let me know – in the comments or via… (Read More)

It’s only a picture

As a photographer who travels a little and who likes to take photographs on the street of scenes and people interacting, I am fascinated by the huge amount of fuss which is being caused by the introduction of “Street View” – a photographic representation within the Google Earth interface – in the U.K.