June 13, 2009 is WorldWide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP), an annual social event for knitters.   Events are also being held on June 14, making this a WWKiP Weekend.

Here is a description from the WWKiP web site:

“WWKiP Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.  Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.

WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way.  In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.”

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from Computerworld

“November 30, 2007 (IDG News Service) — A CA security researcher is sounding the alarm that Facebook’s controversial Beacon online ad system goes much further than anyone has imagined in tracking people’s Web activities outside the popular social networking site.

Beacon will report back to Facebook on members’ activities on third-party sites that participate in Beacon — even if the users are logged off Facebook and have declined having their activities broadcast to their Facebook friends. “

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via Slashdot by CmdrTaco on Aug 06, 2007

athloi writes “Social networking Web sites such as MySpace.com are increasingly juicy targets for computer hackers, who are demonstrating a pair of vulnerabilities they claim expose sensitive personal information and could be exploited by online criminals.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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