Are You Giving Up on Online Privacy?

Facebook’s privacy setting page. Photo by: Diaan Mynhardt

Privacy cynicism: Faced with a never-ending deluge of threats, online users are simply giving up on privacy.

An international group of researchers led by Dr Christian Hoffmann, Professor of Communication Management at the University of Leipzig, Germany, has explained the perplexing divide between internet users’ consistently high privacy concerns, and reliably low privacy protection behaviour. Continue reading “Are You Giving Up on Online Privacy?”

Hello? World?

A PHP “Hello World” example from the PHP manual. Photo: Diaan Mynhardt

As with millions of others programmers everywhere, the words “hello world” heralded my entry into the complex world of computer programming[1]. I had made a computer, a mere machine, talk to me! My mind was blown! It was 1989, the year in which I turned ten, and computer languages like Microsoft Basic were all the rage[2]. Especially if you were a curious ten year old, like I was. Continue reading “Hello? World?”