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How Private are You?

A study was just released confronting the issue of personal privacy. With all of the social sites available, the amount of traffic through each one, and the seemingless un-ending status updates, one would think that there is no “safe place” for a person these days.

It is going to counter a lot of assumptions that have been made about young adults and their attitudes toward privacy,” said Mary Madden, senior researcher at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. She was not part of the study but reviewed the report for The Associated Press ahead of Thursday’s release.


7,500 Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

Guess what, people STILL don’t read the terms of service agreements on anything anymore. Not only did 88% of the people that ordered from this site sign away their soul (literally) they didn’t get the free money either.

GameStation added the “immortal soul clause” to online purchases earlier this month stating customers granted them the right to claim their soul. While all shoppers during the test were given a simple tick box option to opt out, very few did this, which would have also rewarded them with a £5 voucher.

Kick-Ass Movie “Morally Reprehensible”

Based on the Marvel comic book characters, the movie has drawn criticism for it’s overindulgence of violence and the use of children to delived that violence. Ebert says: “I know, I know. This is a satire. But a satire of what?”

I’m wondering the same thing, even though I loved the Kick-Ass comic and assume I would love the movie as well. Should we be enjoying the violence dished out by Hit Girl? What is it about this violence that has an appeal? The Escapist’s Movie Bob calls Kick-Ass fun despite its juvenile intentions, so Ebert might not be in the movie’s target audience as he says, but a little piece of me still wonders why extreme violence perpetrated by pre-teens is entertaining to us.

All I can say is Ebert hated it, I will probably like it, ’nuff said.