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Mozilla Messaging reintegrates with Labs, unifies focus on Web-based communication

Mozilla Messaging, citing Mozilla's increased focus on Web-borne communications, will be reintegrating with Mozilla Labs. The Messaging subsidiary was formed in 2008 to focus on Thunderbird, but given Mozilla Labs' current focus on identity and contact management, it now makes sense for the groups to be merged. Thunderbird will be unaffected by the change -- some URLs might change, but that's...

IdentiFight: What can people learn about you from your email address?

If you're like most of us, you probably spend at least 16 hours a week Googling your name to see what the internet says about you, and more importantly, what other people will find out if they look you up. IdentiFight provides a new tool in the effort to protect, hide, or at least identify your publicly available data. Here's how it works. You enter your email address into IdentiFight's search...

Compartmentalize, or you'll get 20 lashes! (unless you're into that sort of thing)

Recently I was interviewed by a graduate student who was working on a thesis about representations of female sexual empowerment in popular culture. Much of our conversation centered on women's usage of the internet. One of the first questions she asked me was whether I thought there was still a stigma against women being openly sexual online. After stumbling over my words because I couldn't get...

FreeYourID: OpenID for your name

Now that so many sites seem to be adopting OpenID, you might have decided that you want one. You may also have decided that you don't want it tied to your circa 1997 AOL screen name (I'm looking at you cyrano99). What better than to tie your online ID to your real identity and keep things nice and simple? Enter FreeYourID. The FreeYourID service combines a personal domain in the .name TLD with...

Sxipper - forget your passwords

Sxipper is a Firefox (1.5 or 2.0) add-on that allows you to set then forget your personal details. All your logins will be kept safe behind your own personal guard dog. It strikes me a lot like roboform, but is free for use and stores all your info for work, personal, openID, and all your other identities. Sxipper lets you hand-pick the color and icon for your profile, and even import a v-card....