Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Is WordPress Spyware?

77
responses
by
on
December 10th, 2009
in
WordPress

Spyware: Spyware is software that gathers information about a computer user, often without that person’s knowledge or consent. Spyware watches what users do with their computers (such as what websites they visit), and sends that information back to a central location (usually the company that produced the spyware). This information is often given to other companies, who then target the user for their advertisements. Especially bad spyware can gather information about email addresses, passwords, and even credit card information and transmit it to other companies. Spyware is often installed as bundled software. Under StopBadware.org’s guidelines, spyware is considered badware if it does not tell the user about the data that it will collect and how it will use that data. I started using WordPress back around version 2.2 in 2007. Shortly after, WordPress 2.3 was released. This version of WordPress introduced the pre-cursor to automatic plugin upgrades in the form […]

[Continue Reading...]

Using WordPress For A Private Collaboration Site

26
responses
by
on
August 9th, 2009
in
WordPress, WordPress FAQs, WordPress Tips

I work with a group of people in the development and production of a podcast called The PC/Mac Smackdown.  The show is going through significant changes in the near future and we decided it would be great to have some type of collaborative site for us to share ideas, files, schedules, etc. Rather than use commercial services like Google Docs, Google Groups or Multiply we thought it would be much more functional to build our own site and customize it to our preferences. I volunteered to get that site up and running and I was actually able to have something online overnight that met our needs.  It really proved just how flexible WordPress is and how talented the plug-in developer community is to be able to provide such a wide range of functionality with plug-ins. After getting our domain registered I got the latest version of WordPress (2.8.3) uploaded and […]

[Continue Reading...]

AboutUs.org – Is it Ethical?

11
responses
by
on
August 24th, 2006
in
LinkyLoo, Web Ethics

AboutUs.org is a new wiki on the block that has information for every domain in the world. But is the concept ethical? Join in the discussion.

[Continue Reading...]



Obviously Powered by WordPress. © 2003-2013

page counter
css.php