Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: If I were a criminal I would create a smart phone app which would give me the possability to geographically and socially track policemen. Here some background on this thought. Yesterday I was sitting in the German summit on “Facebook Goolgle & Co – Chances and Risks” (which I [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 18th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I have wanted to write about Google’s data liberation front from some time. The data liberation front is an effort by Google to make your data from Google products available to you once you decide not to use them any more. Today my former student Martin was faster in [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 22nd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: My new cellphone finally arrived today. Being a fan of Google products, I was excited to test Android and get a feeling for everything. I wasn’t sure whether I would really need a smartphone or whether it was rather a time wasting but cool toy. After a bit of [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 24th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday I clicked on Eli Parisers site and right away I was surprised that the AddThis plugin under the headline story offered facebook, email, twitter AND meinVZ (one of germanys biggest social networking sites) I asked a friend in the states to visit For him the plugin [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 17th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Since my blog post on Eli Pariser’s Ted talk about the filter bubble became quite popular and a lot of people seem to be interested in which 57 signals Google would use to filter search results I decided to extend the list from my article and list the signals [...]

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René Pickhardt on April 27th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today Apple finnaly published a press release with a statement about their tracking of geo locations of iPhone users. They clearly say that they did not intend to save this data on an I phone nor did they purposely send the data back to the apple servers. In their [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 13th, 2011

Just today an interesting story came up on a German news site which goes back to Eli Pariser’s talk on TED about a thing he calls the Filter Bubble and how personalization is changing the Internet. Before commenting on his talk I want to personally thank him to use his reputation and start a discussion on such a fundamental and important topic!

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