The government urges us to leave our Farmvilles in good hands, Mozilla takes a stand against CISPA, and Bing makes over its search results in the image of Google past rather than Google present.
- How and Why You Should Write a Social Media Will: The official blog of the U.S. government recommends that you appoint an “online executor” and arrange for them to have access to your accounts and passwords after you die. [USA.gov Blog]
- Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley’s Silence on Cybersecurity Bill: With many tech companies supporting CISPA and others standing back, Mozilla is the first Silicon Valley player to come out strongly against the bill, saying the language is vague and infringes privacy. [Forbes]
- Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like “Search Overload”: Bing removed or minimized elements of its search results page like social media results, header tabs, and sidebars, taking the opposite approach of Google’s increasing features (some would say clutter). [TechCrunch]
- Google Play Now Lets You Charge Movies, Music, and Books to Your Phone Bill on Some Carriers: T-Mobile customers can now charge entertainment as well as apps from the Google Play store to their phone bills, with Google talking to Sprint and other carriers to expand the service. [The Verge]
- Amazon Cloud Drive Desktop App for Windows and Mac: Amazon introduces desktop clients for accessing and uploading files in their cloud service. [Amazon]
- OS X Mountain Lion Update Adds Helpful ‘Do Not Disturb’ Option for Notifications: The latest Mountain Lion preview refines the iOS-like notification system with an off button to let you work undisturbed. [9to5 Mac]
- NBC’s “Free” Olympics Livestream Is Misleading and a Bummer: NBC has made a big deal about streaming all 2012 London Olympics events online for free, but they’ve been quieter about the fact that most of the content will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite or telco subscribers. [Gizmodo]