Dene Mackenzie's blog

Privacy of Facebook users a complicated matter

Facebook is downplaying the significance of a recent meeting to discuss privacy issues - issues that have caused panic and consternation among the worldwide users of the social network phenomenon.

Almost time to find out the Unvarnished truth

Three stories caught the eye in the past week.

Poor pay for passing public Turing test remotely

Mackline is applying for a new job that does not pay very well but one for which this columnist is well suited.

Prospective adulterers should proceed with caution

A website designed to help people have extra-marital affairs is about to arrive in New Zealand but a quick check on the internet reveals that the site might not be all it claims to be.

Facebook dropping 'fans' option from site

Facebook is about to change the way it asks its users to connect to brands and celebrities on the site.

Punished severely for ignoring own advice

Following one's own advice would have been a good place to start when I received an email from my school days' best friend who now lives in Scotland.

Looking for love online

Mack-line tries hard to avoid paranoia when several similar emails arrive in the inbox at about the same time.

If you've got the money, they've got the name

It will come as no surprise to readers that sex sells on the internet.

If you've got the money, they've got the name

It will come as no surprise to readers that sex sells on the internet.

Site offers fresh avenue for personal exposure

Placed firmly in the "why would you do this" column comes Blippy which asks people to share their spending habits.

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