In the next few weeks Google are going to upgrade Google Analytics with what they call “enhanced link attribution.” This is MASSIVE
The regulations which underpin the global foundations of the internet are under threat. At the end of this year the 1988 International Telecoms Treaties which made the web possible are up for renewal. Many countries, such as Russia and China, who resent their citizen's free access to information, see this as a chance to destroy the web by introducing clauses which restrict international information flows.
If you are concerned to maintain the web as an international sphere, get involved.
The Dangers From Global Web Regulation
Guest post written by Robert Pepper, vice president for global technology policy at Cisco Systems.
A grave threat to the Internet as we know it has emerged as part of well-intentioned, but fatally flawed proposals to update an international telecommunications treaty. If these radical changes are adopted, the results could be devastating. It could break the global Internet into unconnected islands of national or regional networks, extend telecommunications regulations to computing, or lead to onerous government regulation of the Internet.
The story goes back to 1984, when there were approximately eight wired telephones installed for every 100 people on the planet and an independent commission to the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union concluded that there is “…no good reason... Read more
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Google have decided +1 buttons override all other privacy settings on a website. Private content is being listed in Google as a result, with serious consequences for many. It's a clear and intentional violation of internet privacy standards, and totally contradicts Google's stated intention to offer better privacy than Facebook. If it's +1'd - it's available to everyone.