is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Technologist Vicki Boykis has done an incredible service to literally hundreds of millions of people everywhere by writing this clearly delineated and level-headed overview of the data that Facebook collects from you and the implications of that practice:
Facebook collects data about you in hundreds of ways, across numerous channels. It’s very hard to opt out, but by reading about what they collect, you can understand the risks of the platform and choose to be more restrictive with your Facebook usage.
One detail that Boykis highlights: Facebook captures your keystrokes before you post a status update, so that even if you don’t actually publish what you type into its status update box, your draft gets logged in its database anyway. Suffice it to say, you can’t ask for the removal of something that you don’t realize is there to begin with. The full contents of this post should disturb anyone who cares about his or her privacy. Read the full article at veekaybee.github.io.+