Linkdump, January 3, 2012

In the interest of finding a way to publish regularly, here are some links to things I’ve found interesting and/or useful of late. Gonna try to hit Publish every time I get to three of them and stop myself from overthinking. – quick and easy access to the 3rd-party permissions panels of popular apps. Since I do a lot of work evaluating API usage, I grant permissions to a lot of sites I never come back to – this was a handy reminder.

Free online courses at Stanford: I’m trying out CS 101, technology entrepreneurship and human-computer interaction.

Regretsy’s Butthurt: it’s good to know my team isn’t the only team that deals with stuff like this.



1 comment so far

  1. Ian MacBean on

    Hello, I’m Ian MacBean of Yelp, Inc. I came across some profound wisdom spoken by a Federal Judge about posting comments on the internet:
    “US District Court Illinois, Judge Baker orders that no subpoenas be permitted as IP addresses do not reveal who is accessing web sites and recounts people arrested because their IP address was used by freeloaders viewing child pornography.
    “the only fact…is that…defendant pays for internet access.”
    “it is also possible that a family member, guest or freeloader engaged in the..conduct.”
    “…possible that they simply failed to secure their connection against third party interlopers…” fn2 More than just a “merely possible” is required.
    Court of Appeals Virginia Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Yelp only records IP address “Yelp does not require users to use their actual names or place of residence”
    “Users …choose a screen name when posting…”
    “Hadeed..tried to match the negative reviews with its customer database but could find no record that the negative reviewers were actually Hadeen customers.”
    United States Supreme Court states “IP addresses identify computers on the internet” and no more. 545 US 967 (2005) National Cable v. Brand X

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