Clip Of Ben Popken On NPR Talking About Mail-In Gold

Clip Of Ben Popken On NPR Talking About Mail-In Gold

If you didn’t catch Consumerist on NPR last Friday, here’s the clip of me on All Things Considered chatting about mail-in gold buyers: [More]

Visualizing The Devolution Of Privacy On Facebook

Visualizing The Devolution Of Privacy On Facebook

This chart shows how the default privacy settings on Facebook have gotten less, well, private, from 2005-2010. Created by Matt McKeon based off an EFF timeline, it helps visualize how Facebook has grown increasingly permissive with your data as it has grown in size, power, and revenue. What might tomorrow bring? Perhaps in the future Facebook will create placeholder profiles for people who haven’t signed up yet, using data gleaned from Zabasearch and LexisNexis. Check out Matt’s site for an interactive version.

The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook [mattmckeon via NPR]

NPR Exposes Documentary Hucksters Preying On Non-Profs

NPR Exposes Documentary Hucksters Preying On Non-Profs

NPR just wiped the floor with Vision Media, the company that demands big bucks from non-profits and startups to pay for what they say will be a retired and beloved anchorman Hugh Downs-hosted public TV show about them. Invariably, NPR found, the shows never broadcast and the limited few that do air as paid commercials. Once again, it just goes to show, never do business with anyone from Boca Raton. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2008/07/11/for-those-of-you-who-1/

For those of you who wanted a transcript of the NPR interview I did yesterday about the Grocery Shrink Ray, we added one here.