Fluffy Links – Monday June 11th

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Jason Calcanis riffs on Nick Denton and Valleywag. Seems he was sending them emails from fake personas giving them false rumours about what he was up to. Rest of the video talks about his new venture which really seems to be remaking the old style search directories.

EFF climbs down over “hidden information” in iTunes files. Clowns. They created a big hooha saying Apple was storing lots of personal data about you in the latest songs you downloaded from iTunes. How about saying you over-reacted guys? Chicken Little.

I’m surprised they’re not complaining about these scientists who are storing information in live neurons.

Man. This is some cool art/engineering project.

Handy way of getting rid of illegal posters? Put a “canceled” sticker over them? What if they make people see the “canceled” as a validation?

Via Una – Gallows

“Salt of the Earth” – The Rolling Stones w/ Axl Rose & Izzy Stradlin live in 1990

5 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Monday June 11th”

  1. dahamsta says:

    The EFF does a lot of good work, it’s a bit much to sucker punch them for one silly fuck up. We all make mistakes.


  2. Damien says:

    They’ve actually been getting more and mre hysterical as time goes on, in my view. They do good but it seems they want to be first with the headlines anytime a tech company does something, that might possibly if the stars are aligned right, infringe on privacy issues. Except for Google, they kiss the ass of Google no matter what.

  3. Anonymoose says:

    Are you keeping in with Apple, Damien?
    I heard you on the last word last week plugging to get hold of a shiny new iPhone, just to play with of course.

  4. Damien says:

    @Anonymoose: Hah, not a chance. Not been the bigest fan of Apple in fairness. I do like the iPhone for the way it will make the other phone companies change their ways and maybe innovate a little bit more.

  5. Hi guys… I haven’t been following trackbacks until now, but your reporting of the iTunes Plus story is pretty irresponsible.

    By embedding identifying information in DRM-free files, Apple has created (intentionally or otherwise) the first reliable, large-scale mechanism that can be used to identify people who engage in casual friend-to-friend copying of music files. Legally speaking, this is very much a gray area but between 20 and 50 percent of computer users do it.

    I honestly don’t understand why you think that posting about this story (or about the fact that there was more identifying information present in the files than had been reported) was over-reacting to anything.