Yesterday, WhatsApp changed its Terms of Service in order to share metadata with its parent company, Facebook, and allow for unsolicited advertising messages to be sent to users. There's been a range
Consumer Reports says that car insurance pricing doesn't work the way it used to. A couple of big differences.
The NSA's phone metadata program is being ended. But XKEYSCORE and mass internet surveillance almost certainly continues - and is more outrageous.
nce online, our every movement, every click, sent or received email, our every activity produces a vast amount of invisible traces. These traces, once collected, put together and analysed, can reve
Scholarly documents often need metadata that describe them: typically author(s), title and location (DOI or URL), but possibly many other things. For some metadata it makes sense to store them in the document text, e.g. as is typically done for citations. The problem is that this can make it hard to make the metadata machine-readable. The worst place for metadata is of course outside of the document, and unfortunately that it is the most common way of doing this. Two examples:
Google Photos storage won't cost money, but you should know what you're signing up for. Updated on 5/29 10AM ET to add information from Steven Levy's excellent interview with Google Vice President of Streams, Photos, and Sharing Bradley Horowitz, and to add information about Google's high-quality photo pricing tiers. For more on Google Photos, check out Android Central's
There is a sort of acceptance of highly intrusive surveillance as the new normal.
One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government's metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come
Co-authored by Patrick Mutchler.
Metadata related to lawful interception has been in the news a bit lately. You may have seen last week the Australian Federal Police (AFP) called for more access to electronic metadata as a Senate committee
The Snowden leaks may have highlighted the extent of state surveillance on its citizens, but debate continues about the significance of the kind of data collected. In many cases, that's metadata, and while
Lisa Petrides, president and founder of ISKME, explores the need to license OER metadata and the pressure to keep it fully open.
We've always had metadata on our images or video tapes, as caption, credit and copyright information on the back of a print, on a slide mount or on the label of a tape case. Important copyright and identification data was firmly attached indicating the asset value of the content.
The world of digital publishing can be a lot more complicated than deciding whether to buy a Kindle, Nook, or iPad. If you want to know just how complex things are getting, just ask a publisher, author, or agent about Andrew Wylie. Along with Amazon announcing its new Kindle, the major - and I mean,...
2006/08/24: Related to this hack started taking a serious look at the available standards and Open Source tools for adding meta data to images, in the context of building archives of digital photography. With further prompting from reading this (Hey! MS are adopting someone else's standard!), dumping some notes Photo Archiving: The Golden Rule Store metadata