Google Image Search Implements CC License Filtering – Creative Commons
Today, Google officially launched the ability to filter search results using Creative Commons licenses inside their Image Search tool. It is now easy to restrict your Image Search results to find images which have been tagged with our licenses, so that you can find content from across the web that you can share, use, and even modify. Searches are also capable of returning content under other licenses, such as the GNU Free Documentation License, or images that are in the public domain.
To filter by CC search, go to Google’s advanced Image Search page and select the options you’d like in the “Usage rights” section. Your results will be restricted to images marked with CC licenses or other compatibly licensed photos.
CLD415, CLD419, Joi Ito, Social Tech for Children, surveillance
I’ve set up a new blog/domain at The Complicity Theory. It is just for photography. I’ll sometimes note that there’s new stuff there, or it will be on Complicitytheory @ Flickr, but the best of the best will be on the new site. This site will be more informational, because I use it for teaching, and I don’t want to spam students with pictures.
Margaret Atwood on Anne of Green Gables | The News is NowPublic.com includes one of my photos. It is of the unveiling of the Anne of Green Gables coin.
I’ve talked a lot about protecting children’s information online; particularly the notion that anything can be hacked, and that what you put online is probably going to be there forever. This has a big impact on teens who post pictures of themselves on various sites which can then be googled when they’re older and looking for jobs. Even if they mark an image as private on, say, Myspace, someone they know can copy the image and post it publicly. Parents and educators should be aware of similar potential problems.
Sure, share pictures online, but think about it. If you’re comfortable with anyone seeing the image, even though you’d rather they didn’t, then fine. But if the thought horrifies you in relation to a particular image, then you’d better choose another image to share.
This problem with MySpace is a bleak reminder.
Slashdot | MySpace Private Pictures Leak
“We all heard about the MySpace vulnerability that allowed everyone to access pictures that have been set to private at MySpace. That vulnerability got closed down pretty fast. Unfortunately though (for MySpace) someone did use an automated script to run over 44,000 profiles that downloaded all private pictures which resulted in a 17 Gigabyte zip file with more than 560,000 pictures. The zip file is now showing up on popular torrent sites across the net.”
And here is the longer article: Pillaged MySpace Photos Show Up in Massive BitTorrent Download on Wired.com
These are three screen grabs Mune-chan sent us from “Welcome to Anne’s World” a TV special that played on NHK educational in Japan January 3, and rebroadcast on January 12th. I took the first photograph of Luella (LM Montgomery’s grand daughter), and we sent along the letter Luella wrote (second picture) and the final one is my photo credit for the show.