Author Archives: Lee Rickwood

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About Lee Rickwood

Lee Rickwood covers developments in media and technology with particular interest in how such developments affect our social, political and economic activities and interactions.
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Technology is Designed for Deception and Manipulation, Not Privacy

Much of today’s technology is designed to deceive and manipulate users, not to protect their privacy. In our smartphones and our social media sharing sites and our online business networks, product designers are using certain settings, colours, patterns, techniques and…

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Canadian Developers Amp’ed Over Music Sync App

With their energetic announcements about the use and popularity of their music sync and listening app, Montreal-based mobile application developers are clearly amp’ed about AmpMe. Citing over 20 million users worldwide and claiming title to the record of most devices…