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The Relationship Between Facebook and Privacy: It's Really Complicated: Tech News « The tension between Facebook and its users — and governments, and advocacy groups — over privacy is one of the biggest thorns in the company’s side right now, as it tries to balance the demands of the network (and of advertisers) with the desires of users, and with the law. And all of this is taking place in an environment where the very meaning of what is “private” and what is “public” is being redefined, by Facebook and other online giants such as Google, and even users themselves sometimes can’t decide what information they want to share with the world and what they don’t. Over the past few weeks, the social network has been caught at the center of a privacy maelstrom, with consumer groups attacking it — 15 of them filed a formal letter of complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late yesterday — senators sending threatening letters, and growing numbers of users canceling or deactivating their accounts over privacy concerns. And privacy?
Here’s Why You’re Still Single Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type You’re single because: You have a savior complex and keep going for wounded people who can’t properly love you back. You’ll get into a relationship when: You’re finally attracted to someone who has his or her shit together and doesn’t need to be bullied into a relationship. You’re single because: You’re having way too much fun sleeping around. You’ll get into a relationship when: You start feeling bad about how long your ISFJ hookup has been doing your laundry for you, at which point you’ll finally ask them out. You’re single because: You have impossibly high standards and you’d probably just marry yourself if it were legal. You’ll get into a relationship when: You decide that it is practical to do so, at which point you will assess potential suitors for mate value and propose to the most logical subject.
Internet censorship Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences. How to Dual-boot Linux and Windows (on a PC with Windows 7 already installed) Prerequisites: 1. A PC running Windows 7, with at least 30 GB of free hard-drive space. 2. A CD/DVD burner and blank CD/ DVD or a USB drive with a capacity of 1GB or more 3. An external Harddrive big enough to backup your Windows installation 4. Administrative access to the PC 5.
Launching a Nonprofit News Site There's been an explosion in the number of nonprofit news sites, and now you're considering joining this exciting movement. Here's a word of caution: You won't just be doing journalism. You will be an employer, a manager, a grants writer, a negotiator and sometimes a bookkeeper. You'll have a steep learning curve.
Here’s What You Should Do For A First Date Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Everyone looks the most attractive when they’re in their element. And for many of the sixteen Myers-Briggs personality types, dinner and a movie just isn’t their element. Here are sixteen unique first date ideas that will highlight your natural strengths, based on your type. Bonus points if you figure out your date’s type and choose THEIR ideal activity. ISFP – Go to a flea market or bazaar. Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.” The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event. “The cool thing is, you can actually predict the curve, in many cases,” says company CEO Christopher Ahlberg, a former Swedish Army Ranger with a PhD in computer science.
The 10 tech podcasts you must listen to today We all have that one friend: the insufferable know-it-all who seems to be an expert on every subject known to humankind. You tell a story or spit out a fact, and he can’t help but one-up you. Loudly. In front of lots of your other friends. And then he smirks. If you’d like to beat him at his own game, turn to podcasts to get some good talking points. Tablet Rumors Multiply as iPad Sales Soar It may have taken a long time for the competition to respond to Apple's iPod and iPhone. Not so with the iPad: All sorts of companies -- Google, Sony and Research in Motion, to name a few -- are sitting up and taking notice of the iPad, thanks to Apple's claim that it sold a million of its tablets in less than a month. Since then, rumors of half-a-dozen new tablets have leaked out. Tablets haven't been this hot since Moses came down from Mount Sinai.
Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot ~ Niche Perfumery Niche Perfumery by: Sandra Raicevic Petrovic Tom Ford launches the new fragrance which belongs to the collection Private Blend presented as unisex edition which blends expressive pepper-based notes with exotic floral notes and creamy woody shades. VENETIAN BERGAMOT opens with green and tart aromas of bergamot which is surrounded with bitter and cold chords of black pepper and cheerful pink pepper, while ginger enhances sharpness and citrusy scent. The heart mixes warm and intoxicating shades of ylang-ylang combined with gardenia and magnolia. Woody blend of cedar and Californian bay leaf (Pepperwood / myrtle from Oregon / Umbellularia) provides a rougher character to floral aromas, while the finish is provided by warm aromas of sandalwood, tonka, amber and cashmeran.
Technology Live: Latest Tech News and Gadgets 'The Last Express' PC adventure game is now available for the iPad. The only thing better than finding something new and awesome to play at the App Store is when a classic game you once cherished gets resurrected for the platform. Such is the case with The Last Express, an award-winning story-driven adventure from 1997, created by Jordan Mechner of Prince of Persia fame. The PC adventure game holds up very well 15 years later, now optimized for touch controls on the iPad's 9.7-inch screen but also playable on iPhone and iPod touch. On the brink of The Great War, The Last Express is staged during a turbulent summer of 1914, on a European train ride from Paris to Constantinople. The entire game takes place on the last journey of the Orient Express over three full days and nights, and places you in an immersive, atmospheric adventure filled with good 'ol fashioned mystery and danger.