Google StreetView is watching everybody. In fact, Google captures so much, Jon Rafman has made art out of it. Rafman's blog 9eyes features the most interesting images found the cameras nine eyes (and no brain).
If you're a couch potato, this doesn't apply to you. But if you're willing to get off your butt to save a few bucks a month, here are 12 places where you can get WiFi for free.
Ever been Privacy Zuckered? Roach Moteled? Friend Spammed? If you've been on the net long, odds are you have — and worse! Fortunately, there's a new resource for keeping track of the web's worst design practices; it's called "Dark Patterns" and it aims to "name and shame" sites that employ "user interfaces that have been designed to trick users into doing things they wouldn't otherwise have done."
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The New York Times magazine posts a fascinating feature on a Chinese cultural phenomenon known as human flesh search engines. Out of China has borne cyberposses, internet vigilantes, who target everybody from twisted individuals violating social norms to government corruption.
Google has caught a lot of flack for various privacy infringements over time. Google Buzz was the latest uproar, when lack of proper prior testing allowed the tool to expose a slew of information users did not necessarily want shared, resulting in massive complaints. A Harvard student even went so far as to file a lawsuit (read more).
Wow, what can't Google do? Check out the winter Olympics, ride the Trans-Siberian railway, explore the world's largest airplane graveyard, and now, locate Chilean earthquake victims.
Dream of traveling the legendary Tran-Siberian railway, but can never quite get a trip together? Well, now you can do it from the comfort of your living room. Google Maps offers a virtual journey of the 5,752 mile trek from Moscow to Vladivostok.
For some time now, I've been dying to make the trek to the world's largest airplane graveyard outside of Tuscon, AZ. The ultimate field trip that I never seem to get around to.
Google Street View has civilization well covered, but what about the great outdoors? Street View now travels via snowmobile in the unpaved Canadian wilderness, just in time for the winter games.
Are Twitter and Facebook in trouble with the advent of Google's brand new social networking tool, Google Buzz?
Says Metafilter, "YouTube has launched Disco. From TestTube - the GoogleLabs of YouTube - it's like Pandora lite with videos. Create and share playlists, or just search for an artist and see what it comes up with."
Google is God of the internet. The clouds in the sky, the light at the end of the tunnel, the all knowing mysterious field of pure white. And soon they will have an optional home page that aesthetically expresses their God-like super spartan minimalism.
Not all work environments permit their employees to browse the web. So, whether you're updating your Facebook/Twitter status or surfing the naughtier sites, this simple How-To from Household Hacker may come in handy.
It works. Very cool. Thanks, Kip. You will get to the nearest subnet of the ISP. You will not get to the actual street address.
Congratulations to the Best Hack of 2008 This InformationLeak tutorial gives you the skinny on searching at a whole other level.
WonderDudes Mike and Ford say hello in this first of many Wonder Weekly video blogs. Each week we'll profile our most active members. We will go behind the scenes on people making amazing how-to videos. We will be exposing faux-to videos and hopefully spreading love and wonderment. Upload a profile picture to WonderHowTo.