All posts for “privacy”


New Video: Encryption on the Web

Posted by: leelefever on March 3, 2015- 10:36am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: encryption, Explanation, internet, privacy, security, video


For our latest video, we’re going behind the scenes of the Internet and taking a look at encryption and how “keys” help keep our sensitive information secure as it travels from computer to computer.    Here are the highlights as an ExplainerGIF:     Do you want to learn to make animated GIFs like the one above? We'll teach you.     About This Video: Encryption is a fundamental part of using the Internet securely, but it is mostly invisible to the user. This video explains the basic idea of... Continue Reading

Vimeo, You Mock Me

Posted by: leelefever on July 28, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: Online Usability, privacy, video, videoservice, vimeo


Let me start by saying I like Vimeo. The video host has great features (like the thumbnail chooser), a personal attitude and slick interface. For our purposes, we like Vimeo because they focus on controlling privacy - you can share a video with just one person. We use it to share rough cuts of videos with clients. Vimeo does a lot of things well. That is why I'm both perplexed and disappointed by an experience lately. We tested the privacy system to see what happens when we share video... Continue Reading

Would You Share Your Retina Online?

Posted by: leelefever on January 26, 2007- 4:00pm


Categories: offtopic, privacy


Robin Hamman just got new glasses and at the same time, had high-res digital scans of his retinas... Today, about a month later, I've finally received an email with those images attached and they're really beautiful. Not just because they contain a view of my own eyes that I've never been able to see before or, indeed, because my eyes are in any way particularly lovely or different from the next person's. But from a "isn't biology wonderful" and "hey, check this out" perspective, I'd love the... Continue Reading