Google Plus has the user experience problems of a startup and its risks come with the penalties of service loss from a vital public utility.
Violet Blue unapologetically covers the intersection of tech trends and media stories about corruption, hypocrisy and redemption from tech's fault line, San Francisco.
Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News and SF Appeal.
People search sites sell your personal information to anyone for pocket change. Here's how to protect yourself.
People search services provide the general public with a dangerous amount of personal information about you. Here's how to opt-out of most - for now.
Notorious online collective Anonymous ("hacktivists") have vowed to destroy Facebook this November 5. Is Google Plus partly to blame?
A bill now makes the online activity of every American available to authorities upon request under the guise of protecting children from pornography.
Saturday's Google Plus user account deletion purge plunged the new social network into a crisis of user trust: the community wants it fixed.
A number of Google+ accounts have been deleted in the last 24 hours as the new social network struggles with real name policy.
Google's fun new social network Google Plus is growing fast and its Achilles' Heel is NSFW content. Will Google+ be safe for adults?
California's internet tax battle reveals a clash of retail titans Amazon.com and Wal-Mart, making pawns out of American booksellers and consumers.
Porn industry leaders held an expert/legal summit with .XXX's rep as the new TLD readies for launch. The Q&A to form adult's business plans for .XXX did not go well.