OPINION. The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore. But will Google listen?
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.
Google will implement its "Smarter Caller ID" for Android phones early next year to show Google Plus names and profile photos. Here's how to turn it off.
Twitter surprised users by forcing an update that automatically shows photos and videos in timelines, and for some users this is a serious problem. Here's how to hide those images with AdBlock.
The man behind Creative Commons was twice censored by Apple in its Community forums when he tried to share warranty information with users who lost Wi-Fi after the iOS 7 update.
Thousands upon thousands of furious Yahoo Mail users are telling the company its new redesign is a failure and want Yahoo to revert the changes — while new reports of serious technical issues mount. UPDATED to reflect Yahoo's statement.
After attending American hacker conference DEF CON in August, Violet Blue visited Serbia in September to experience the first hacker conference in the Balkans - BalCCon.
In a dreadful sign of the times, the man behind Facebook browser plugin Social Fixer has capitulated to legal threats from the social media giant, who demanded he remove its key features.
Hundreds of new Craigslist ads in San Francisco and other US cities target people seeking help and counseling for depression and panic attacks. The ads do not reveal they are for Scientology. UPDATED: Counter ads informing the public are the result of an Anonymous campaign.
WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate opens in American theaters October 18. In it, Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a megalomaniacal take on Julian Assange in a drama that mars its cultural accuracy with its cartoonish storytelling.
Bitcoin brothels are here. Birmingham, UK based escort agency Passion VIP now accepts payments in Bitcoin - making it the world's first.