A few years ago, everyone wanted a podcast and nearly everyone thought it was going to knock radio out of the box and provide a more direct creator-to-consumer connection. For certain, some podcasts have taken hold and gained a following. But as Mark Ramsey writes for NetNewsCheck, the imprecision of audience metrics and inability to share content have held back the podcast's development (and perhaps even moved on from the form). The Next Big Thing wasn't.
Twitter is extolling the virtues of its new forward secrecy features to protect user content and particularly prevent third-party intervention. Its engineering blog explains it in detail today, but Twitter is encouraging website owners to move to HTTPS and to rally around new technology that better serves the privacy expectations of users.
A great deal of attention in India is focused on the editor of the investigative journalism magazine, Tehelka, who has been accused of sexual assault. The Wall Street Journal reports that Tarun Tejpal, who stepped aside this week following the complaint by one of his staff, has indicated he will cooperate with police as they investigate the claim.