Mike Isaac

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Facebook Tweaks Third-Party App Login Requests

Facebook on Thursday rolled out changes to the way third-party apps request permissions from users when connecting to Facebook. Now, the app must request separate permission to “read” and use some of your Facebook information, as well as to “write,” or publish your app activity back to Facebook. Previously, the requests were blanket and not separate. Facebook said that users prefer the additional choice, and opt in to more sharing when given such a choice.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work