Saturday's Google Plus user account deletion purge plunged the new social network into a crisis of user trust: the community wants it fixed.
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.
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.
Open source software package Pantyshot sparked censorship and gender upheaval in the FOSS community: more that its original author is a woman resigning FOSS, and its current author is remorseless.
California joined other states in passing its own e-commerce affiliate tax law; Amazon.com responded by dropping all CA affiliates. Scrambling for tax money, states are trying to redefine 'physical presence' - and Amazon thinks it's unconstitutional.
Leading adult Android app creators and distributors MiKandi released the first app to combine game mechanics and explicit content. Violet Blue was happy to find out that the Femjoy Android App also happens to be tasteful and smart.
Adafruit Industries has released their first in a line of original, open-source jewelry: iCufflinks.
WWDC 2011 lacked innovation and exemplified a monoculture that casts the closing of Apple's Jobs-era legacy in a light of exclusivity, hostility, and heartfelt angst among those who felt that Apple's core strength was in its embrace of outsiders.