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"Metadata" is a block of hidden (XML format) text akin to indicia or watermark or time stamp automatically prepended by the application used to create a file, for example, SMPT, SMS message/e-mail or pdf or MSFT Word (document properties). Back in Netscape days email metadata was called a "header" and comparatively simple to display, if not modify or delete.

Permissions, use of and ownership right to (IPR), disputed lately concern user-input (eg. form responses, file uploads) and "app developer" processes (not displayed) of the application that collect information about user onsite and offsite activities and derivative data thereof (eg. anonymized IPR) created by "app developer". Facebook's advertised defense ("customized" user settings, preferences, "experience," reporting) and legal (Terms of Service contract, "By using this site ...") defenses are by no means unique methods of vacating users' inherent property rights.

I gave up on Apple after PowerPC and whole lot of BS to lock-in developers and customers to poorly documented, programmed obsolescence.

And I'm extremely bearish about G+ horizontal "trust" -- commercial crossing educational "account" distribution.

Were I still trading on digital DT pre-pro, design, or illustration? I'd be more concerned about Adobe "cloud" computing and licensing racket.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 30th, 2018 at 11:03:52 PM EST
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