Episode 257 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Facebook vows privacy fix ‘in 24 hours’


Australian Security consultant and blogger Nik Cubrilovic sparked a major privacy debate after posting a blog late on Sunday which demonstrated that Facebook was still collecting identifiable information about users after they had logged out from the social network.

The information includes a Facebook user ID, which makes it possible for the social network to personally label computer usage information that it collects from PCs.

“They’re sending the information to their servers, even when they (users)are logged out.

Mr Cubrilovic confirmed that, instead of deleting or deactivating browser cookies at logout, Facebook instead extended the life of cookies stored on a computer for several years into the future.

He said Facebook also had promised to address three other cookie-related issues during the call.

“They aim to fix it (the logout issue) by tomorrow,” Mr Cubrilovic said.

“There will still be cookies, but they won’t be identifiable. That’s within 24 hours.

“We can only take them at their word.”

With ‘real-time’ apps, Facebook is always watching


If I am listening to a song via some service and logged into that service via facebook, which seems to becomming alot more common these days, this info is auto shared with facebook on the timeline.  I cannot see my own entries to the time line, thus leaving me unaware of what is going into my timeline.

Same would go for looged into Yahoo via facebook

online tv streaming siginged in with facebook? shared 

Maybe have to think about what we are signing in for with Facebook if we do not want it shared .  I hope Red Tube doesn’t have a facebook login!

Google helps put Dead Sea Scrolls online




Five scrolls have been captured, including the Temple Scroll and Great Isaiah Scroll.
Ardon Bar-Hama, a noted photographer of antiquities, used ultraviolet-protected flash tubes to
light the scrolls for 1/4000th of a second. The exposure time – which is much shorter than a
conventional camera flash – was designed to protect the scrolls from damage.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 inside 11 caves along the shore of the Dead Sea, East of Jerusalem.
As well as containing the oldest copies of many biblical texts, they also include many secular writings relating to life in the 1st and 2nd Centuries AD.


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