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Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Back in August, Google agreed to pay a record $22.5M FTC fine following an investigation into concerns it bypassed mobile Safari security settings in order to install tracking cookies without user consent. Now, twelve iPhone users in the UK are launching a lawsuit against Google seeking compensation related to the...
Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

EU warns Facebook its privacy changes are 'unacceptable'

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By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews An assembled group of telecommunications ministers from the European Union's member states, called the Article 29 Working Party, has warned Facebook that changes it recently made to its privacy policy to enable "Instant Personalization" -- also known as "Like" -- may be in violation...
EU warns Facebook its privacy changes are 'unacceptable'
Google and others caught circumventing Safari and Mobile Safari security restrictions

How Data Science Is Advancing the "Nudge" to Influence Mobile Behaviors

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Have you added two dollars to your grocery bill to benefit a local charity? Decreased your power usage after being shown how much your neighbors were using? Had better aim when using a urinal with the image of a fly etched into the porcelain? If you answered yes, then consider...
How Data Science Is Advancing the "Nudge" to Influence Mobile Behaviors

A Guide To Setting Up Your iPad (Part 1)

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After a little prompting, any 5 year-old can navigate Apple’s newest piece of hardware, the iPad. The touch screen technology literally makes it easy to tap on an application and start viewing media, typing text, or navigating the web. There are settings under the hood of iPad which may...
A Guide To Setting Up Your iPad (Part 1)
Google Settles With FTC, Agrees To Pay $22.5M Penalty For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

Facebook releases privacy guide for new users

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Facebook has over a billion users. But on the off-chance that you're not one of them, the social network has a new tool just for you. From now on, new users will be given specific instructions on Facebook's default settings, sharing permissions, policies on data access, rules about apps, games...
Facebook releases privacy guide for new users

Android users targeted for the first time in drive-by download attacks

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Almost a dozen sites are actively targeting Android users with malware that could gain access to corporate networks and other protected systems, security researchers said. They note it's the first time compromised sites have been used to infect users of a mobile handset. The malware, dubbed NotCompatible, is being...
Android users targeted for the first time in drive-by download attacks

Google Could Be Fined $10 Million for Violating Safari's Privacy Settings

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Bloomberg reports that Google is negotiating with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the size of a fine for violating the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser. The fine could amount to $10 million or more. By comparison, Google's latest FCC fine for public Wi-Fi data collection was a mere $25,000. What...
Google Could Be Fined $10 Million for Violating Safari's Privacy Settings

Google. No Configuration Needed

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Google usually releases products that don't require a lot of configuration. Sometimes Google's services try to be clever and use some existing data to derive the settings. Here are some examples of features that would normally require user input, but Google decided that it's not necessary:1. Google Desktop has a...
Google. No Configuration Needed

Ministers step back from online pornography legislation

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Report released by the department for education and the home office claims parents rejected the idea in a consultationMinisters have stepped back from forcing telecommunications companies to filter websites for online pornography after claiming that parents rejected the idea in a government-sponsored consultation.A report released on Friday by the department...
Ministers step back from online pornography legislation

Facebook Platform News 2/17/10

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We've recently rolled out four new FQL tables, added a new field to a fifth table, and released new features giving users more control over their privacy on Facebook Platform. New FQL Tables and Features FQL is a powerful, flexible, and faster way for you to get Facebook data to...
Facebook Platform News 2/17/10

Ten Countries Call On Google to Respect Privacy

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A letter sent today from leaders from 10 countries criticized Google's handling of privacy concerns when rolling out new technologies, such as Google Buzz and Google Street View, saying that the company launches new products "without due consideration of privacy and data protection laws and cultural norms." The letter, first...
Ten Countries Call On Google to Respect Privacy

Performance Tuning for Phusion Passenger (an Introduction) – Alfa Jango Blog » Blog Archive

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Phusion Passenger (aka mod_rails) allows for easy and scalable deployment of Ruby on Rails applications on Apache or Nginx servers. Part of what makes it so easy is that it comes with suitable default settings right out of the box, so that you don’t need to concern yourself with...
Performance Tuning for Phusion Passenger (an Introduction) – Alfa Jango Blog » Blog Archive

Dolphin Browser iPhone app updated with “Sonar” voice control functionality

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Popular third-party Android browser Dolphin made its way to the App Store in August of last year bringing highly customizable gestures, built-in translations, and a dock-style sidebar for quick access to tabs, bookmarks, and speed dial. Today developers MoboTap Inc. pushed out an update to the iPhone app that,...
Dolphin Browser iPhone app updated with “Sonar” voice control functionality

Facebook rolls out privacy education for new users

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Facebook has launched an expanded privacy education campaign for new users, with the focus on default settings, user access to their own data and deciding who they share their information with....
Facebook rolls out privacy education for new users

Be Found on Twitter: Connecting Our Dots in the Social Graph

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Today, Twitter took the wraps off a new feature of the site. When logging in, it prompts the user to set defaults on being discovered with their email address or mobile phone number. It's called "Be Found on Twitter". Up to this point, Twitter allows people to create a persona...
Be Found on Twitter: Connecting Our Dots in the Social Graph

Google to pay biggest FTC fine ever for tracking Safari users

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Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty for installing tracking cookies on Safari by circumventing the default privacy settings in Apple's browser, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The fine "is the largest penalty the agency has ever obtained for a violation of a Commission order," the...
Google to pay biggest FTC fine ever for tracking Safari users

Mastering engineer proves “Mastered for iTunes” doesn’t ‘sound closer to the CD’

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When Apple started pushing its “Mastered for iTunes” section of albums “specially tuned for higher fidelity sound,” it also published a white paper detailing new guidelines asking publishers to submit high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz files instead of the original CD masters for inclusion in the section. Many were under the impression...
Mastering engineer proves “Mastered for iTunes” doesn’t ‘sound closer to the CD’

EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

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Following investigations into Google and others, EU privacy watchdog group known as the Article 29 working group have today issued new guidelines for mobile app developers. The group is made up of EU data and privacy protection authorities and the new recommendations extend to “all other parties involved in the...
EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

Boot up: Google's card nixed, Samsung's ITV exclusive, space station Linux and more

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Plus DRAM prices rise, learn vim by adventure, more on app pricing, the US cyberwar strategy, why mobile web is slow, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamPrivacy advocate Jonathan Mayer has had it with 'Do Not Track' >> Ad...
Boot up: Google's card nixed, Samsung's ITV exclusive, space station Linux and more

Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer

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In a market full of cookie-cutter multifunction inkjets, the $200 Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW (copy/fax/scan/print) is a little special. Where most printers are oriented to feed letter-size paper length-wise, the MFC-J4510DW stores, feeds, and prints it sideways. That means the paper path is 11 inches wide instead of 8.5...
Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer

Review: Convert almost any entertainment file to another format with free Adapter

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Just think for a moment how many devices and operating systems you use in a day. Now you may jump from a Windows PC to a Mac (or vice versa). Or use an iPhone or Blackberry?  Or maybe you use an Android or Kindle Fire? The fact is that...
Review: Convert almost any entertainment file to another format with free Adapter
Google to kill iGoogle, Google Video and others in latest spring cleaning

This Plug-In Allows You to Watch Embarrassing SocialCam Videos In Peace

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Why, SocialCam? Why? (Photo: The Awl) Show of hands: How many of you now know way too much about high school friends’ video viewing habits, thanks to SocialCam‘s overshare-enabling default settings? And surely we can’t be the only users enraged by being prompted to install an app before we can...
This Plug-In Allows You to Watch Embarrassing SocialCam Videos In Peace

So Much For Bouncer: New Android Malware Uses Facebook To Spread

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Even though Google recently introduced a malware-blocking system called Bouncer to keep the Android Market safe from malicious software, crafty spammers and fraudsters are still managing to find ways around the restrictions to get their software onto users’ phones. The latest example? A malware program disguised, innocuously, as an Android...
So Much For Bouncer: New Android Malware Uses Facebook To Spread

Consumer group files FTC complaint against Google

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From Google's privacy policy change to Google overriding browser default settings, the FTC is getting an earful from privacy groups and lawmakers. [Read more]...
Consumer group files FTC complaint against Google

LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

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Site suffers two blows with separate revelations of severe privacy breaches as experts caution to expect more of the sameWith twin security breaches – one of which was self-inflicted – LinkedIn suffered a brutal one-two punch to its reputation on Wednesday. But analysts who watch the online privacy space caution...
LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One is compact and surprisingly fast

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For $100 (as of 10/05/2012), the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) delivers a lot of bang for the buck. The controls are top-notch and intuitive, the unit doesn't take up much space, and the output is quite nice. It's even relatively quick. The inks...
Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One is compact and surprisingly fast

Watch This If You Have Completely Ruined Your iPhone Settings

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With new apps, jailbreaking or just fiddling with your phone, your iPhone settings can be easily altered. Sometimes this can help, but maybe you just want everything back to normal. Luckily, getting your iPhone back to its default settings is just as easy as changing them. Watch the video below...
Watch This If You Have Completely Ruined Your iPhone Settings
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