No one is saying that you broke any laws. We’re just saying: it’s a little bit weird that you didn’t have to.
Sometimes well-intentioned features have unintended side effects. Case in point: WordPress’ maintenance mode. Whenever you update plugins WP will automatically enter maintenance mode, which displays a nice message to your visitors that the site will be back online shortly. It will automatically go out of maintenance once the updates are done.
Well, sometimes unexpected things happen: you are stuck in maintenance mode. WP will effectively lock you out … even the admin section will not be accessible. *ugh* This is the moment you start panicking … luckily if you wait 10 minutes or delete the .maintenance file manually you’ll be able to access your site again. *phew*
Just went though that whole cycle. m(
Bruce Schneier talks about how the mechanics of privacy changed since the advent of social media, who holds control and power in the new arena, what are real issues and what are just generational differences in dealing with them. He has a lot of good analogies to make his points. 🙂
Apparently you can get 1 million Facebook data entries for just $5. Just so you know how much you are worth in the eyes of some people. 😉
Bruce Schneier on the harms of post-9/11 airline security … and I think he is absolutely right.
Gregory Szorc from Mozilla has put together a great comparison of all the top browser’s synchronization features with regard to security and privacy.