US embassy soap, S01 E05: geo map of leaked diplomatic juice!

A cool alternative to your daily dose gossip and intoxicating news! That is, if you have enough time and nothing more valuable to do… Use the interactive guide to discover what has been revealed in the leak of 250,000 US diplomatic cables. Mouse over the map below to find key stories and a selection of original […]

Facebook’s Identity Lock-In

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a knack for making statements that are at once sweeping and stupid, but he outdoes himself with this one:

You have one identity … Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.”

This is, at the obvious level, a clever and cynical ploy to recast the debate about Facebook’s ongoing efforts to chip away at its members’ privacy safeguards. The frontier of invisibility is replaced by a cage of transparency.