More on privacy problems posed by Facebook's recent changes: Wired reports that sneaky marketers could "take a list of 1,000 e-mail addresses, either legally or illegally collected — and upload those through a dummy account — which then lets the user see all the profiles created using those addresses." Using a scraping tool, the marketer could then turn that list into a rich set of marketing profiles, with "names, pictures, ages, locations, interests, photos, wall posts, affiliations and names of your friends."
All the way back to 6200 BC, and probably before that, humans made mirrors. In Turkey, they polished obsidian; in Egypt, copper. Over at Smithsonian, beloved Boing Boing contributor Clive Thompson explores the technological and cultural history of the mirror. From Smithsonian: During the medieval period in Europe, paintings of vice would include women gazing… READ THE REST
Live from space, watch it now: nasa.gov/live. READ THE REST
SpaceX is delaying its planned second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that threaten recovery and recycling of the rocket booster. The launch has been pushed to Sunday night. The news of a launch scrub came late Friday after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted he received mixed test results… READ THE REST
This year, the pledge to focus on your health and take better care of yourself in 2021 needs to be more than just words. As we've all seen the past several months, your health is your most precious asset. So when it comes to getting your body into its best possible shape, it's time to… READ THE REST
It's become a tradition in the Boing Boing Store. Just like winter and Santa, every year's end isn't complete without the most tricked-out set of killer Mac apps included in the annual Cyber Monday Mac Bundle. Last year's assortment was a monster hit, spawning more than 100 5-star reviews from thousands sold. So, of course,… READ THE REST
While Cyber Monday is ostensibly about helping you save money on holiday gift ideas, the true sneaky joy of it all is scoring deals on stuff for you. Friends and relatives are great…but let's not stop considering the home team in all this, OK? Sure, any of the 30 apps and streaming services included here… READ THE REST