Sharing digital photos on the Internet these days means in real terms giving up your privacy. The success of websites like YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, Orkut goes to show the immense popularity of user-generated content. Once content has been shared, it cannot be taken back. People could download the content, edit them and misuse them… […]
Well, it seems Google Street View is not all “bad” when it comes to the subject of “privacy.” A year back, in the month of September, a 14 year old boy reported to the police in Groningen, Holland, that he had been hooked off his bicycle by a couple of men who snitched his money (€165 or $230) and cell phone.
At that time, the boy did not have enough evidence to prove it.
There are a lot of tips and tricks available for saving Orkut album pics and even we mentioned some of them on Devils Workshop. One is saving pics via dragging and dropping it on the address bar and the other one is enabling right click on the pics.
But here’s a very simple trick where you can protect your album pics in just few clicks.
Whenever you install Google Chrome on your computer, Google Chrome assigns a Unique ID to you which will be used by Google to monitor browsing habits like the websites you visit. If you do not want Google to monitor your browsing habits and to save your privacy, you can safely remove the Chrome Unique ID without affecting your PC or creating any problems with Google Chrome.
After having deleted some of your “embarrassing” photos from social networking sites, you’d probably be thinking – “Well, that was the end of it… it’s all gone and buried”.
Well… don’t be too sure…
Beware all Orkut users! Now hackers are sending friend request emails that look similar to any genuine Orkut email. Below are screen shots of emails sent by hackers: At first, you might find similarities in both the emails, but on a closer observation, I found that all the links in that mail that came to […]
Orkut’s “Shiv-Sena Hate Community” fiasco ended up creating a lot of chaos and insecurity amongst many community owners on Orkut. In order to maintain a civil and cohesive overall experience, and encourage active and engaged community online, Orkut has now introduced more controls for community owners.
What happened to the freedom of speech and expression, I wonder? Imagine running a community on Orkut, and being held accountable for every message posted. This is exactly what happened to Ajith D, a 19 year old computer student and an Orkut account holder, who apparently created a “Shiv Sena hate community” on Orkut. Mumbai […]
Most of you must have noticed that Google Talk was not available for chatting on Orkut for people who did not have a Gmail account. Thankfully, this will not be a hindrance for Orkut users any more. Now, Google’s chat feature is being enabled for all Orkut users, irrespective of whether they have a Gmail […]
I’m sure most of you already know about Google Latitude through an earlier post on Orkut Diary.
It’s a feature of Google Maps for mobile, as well as an iGoogle gadget, that lets you share your live location with your friends (if you chose to share it with them) and also see their locations (if they choose to share it with you).
This fun application is now on Orkut too!