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What are the real risks to having a google account?

What are the real risks to having a google account? What are the benefits to staying out of Google's ecosystem that outweigh the inconvenience? [more inside]
posted by Naib on Jun 10, 2014 - 15 answers

If I had wanted Google+ I would have joined it in the first place

I am unable to log into my Gmail account until I sign up for Google+. I have no desire to belong to Google+, can you help? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Cleverly clothe the children of a geek

Help me come up with math-themed "big brother"/"little sister" shirt designs for a friend's kids. [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Jul 20, 2012 - 9 answers

WTF Google?!

How is google intercepting my phone calls?! [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Jul 29, 2011 - 9 answers

On Becoming a Brother

Do you know of any good books for toddlers about becoming an older sibling? Any specific to becoming a big brother? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Jun 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Big Sister Nerves!

Big Sister/Little Sister Program Filter: First outing with my "little sister" tonight, and I feel a little nervous or ...something.. about the whole experience so far... [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Jun 30, 2010 - 19 answers

1984, part two?

I'm sure most of you remember last year's Kindle debacle, when Amazon deleted copies of 1984 from users' machines. Now I've heard that Amazon can also track the highlight function, and stores the information of how users read. Is this true? Are there other Kindle-spylike things that Amazon can do/is doing?
posted by sdn on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Why do some people travel under noms de voyages?

Why do some people use false names when travelling? Is this legal? I'm interested in the history of people using noms de voyages, people who do it now, attitudes towards them, and what practical difficulties there are and were.
posted by westerly on Nov 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Congratulations Large Maiden!

What, exactly ARE the conventions when translating familial honorifics in Chinese? You can't go around calling EVERYONE in the story aunt and uncle. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Jun 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Trying to find a random photo

Longshot filter: Sometime in the mid-90s, Big Brother magazine ran a photo of a male skateboarder sitting on a bench or concrete wall, skateboard in hand, and a female next to him, kissing him on his cheek. Is this photo online? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 23, 2009 - 3 answers

How much detail could the Hubble telescope see?

What resolution would the Hubble Telescope be able to discern, if we pointed it at my back yard instead of into the stars? Would it be able to pick up individual blades of grass? Would it be able to see bacteria or anything not visible to the naked eye? Could it see the illuminated dial of my watch at night? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on May 12, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me choose a VPN provider.

Help me choose a VPN provider. [more inside]
posted by blacksky on May 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Big Brother wants to watch my 6-year old.

My son’s elementary school Internet policy has some fairly objectionable provisions. How common are these terms, and can/should anything be done about it? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Dec 17, 2008 - 25 answers

Is Big Brother listening?

Can FaceTime IM monitoring read the traffic on googletalk when it's being run via the browser? [more inside]
posted by Jase on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

I can see you.

Why haven't (or to what extent have) prisons embraced video technology? [more inside]
posted by greytape on May 21, 2008 - 13 answers

-Enter your zip code please -Across the street from you

Why was I asked for my zip code when I payed at the pump? ID verification? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Feb 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Becoming a Big Sister/Big Brother

I'm considering becoming a Big Sister. I know that it's a real commitment, and I have an idea of the individual, group and school programs that are available, but I'd like to hear about your experiences as current or former Big Sisters/Big Brothers anywhere in Canada or the States. (If you were a Little Sister or Brother, I'd like to hear from you, too.) What should I expect? What went well? What didn't go well?
posted by maudlin on Aug 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Big Brother 7 season finale?

How can I watch the big brother 7 (US) season finale? Its mysteriously missing from the internet. [more inside]
posted by illegiblemess on Sep 25, 2006 - 3 answers

Tin-foil hat - looking for books on surveillance society and the loss of privacy

I've spent the last couple of weeks reading Everyware: The Dawning age Of ubiquitous computing, 1984 and Brave New World and now I'm in full-on tin-hat mode. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Aug 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Clearing up the sound on a low quality avi recorded with a Casio EX-Z57?

Clearing up the sound on a low quality avi recorded with a Casio EX-Z57? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Apr 28, 2006 - 7 answers

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