Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

As well as freeing us to share information, the web can also trap and entangle us if we give too much away.

In our openness on the internet and social networks, we have to remember that it is unwise, for example, to tempt thieves by posting pictures of our homes, announcing their location and writing a status message about going on holiday.

However, the double-edged nature of the technology means all may not be lost when our gadgets go missing.

 

Tech news from around the web:

Facebook is expected to unveil a revamp of its ‘Like’ button at next week’s developers’ conference, according to TechCrunch. Sources have told the blog that the social network will add ‘Read’, ‘Listened’, ‘Watched’, and ‘Want’ buttons. These buttons are designed to fine-tune profile information and could replace or augment the ‘Like’ button.