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European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion

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After landing itself in hot water with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and Hamburg's Data Protection Authority (DPA), Facebook has deleted all of its European photo tagging facial recognition data. After reviewing the company's source code and deletion process, DPC spokesperson Ciara O'Sullivan confirmed today that the regulatory...
European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion

EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

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Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're with EE, you'll be able to continue updating your status from subterranean platforms in 2013....
EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013
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See What Demographic Google Thinks You Belong To

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Using a tracking cookie, Google stores info based on your searches to better target ads at your ass. Aaaaaand now you can see what demographic (I'm a cat!) Google thinks you belong to by visiting their ads preferences site HERE. You can also opt out of the tracking cookie's...
See What Demographic Google Thinks You Belong To

5 Signs of a Great User Experience

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If you've used the mobile social network Path recently, it's likely that you enjoyed the experience. Path has a sophisticated design, yet it's easy to use. It sports an attractive red color scheme and the navigation is smooth as silk. It's a social app and finding friends is easy...
5 Signs of a Great User Experience

Ron Johnson out as CEO of JCP, Apple Retail boss job still open

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https://twitter.com/cnbc/status/321366564525965313 https://twitter.com/parislemon/status/321367332289138690 https://twitter.com/adamlashinsky/status/321369011633917952 Developing… (I’m looking for a sad face picture of Ron Johnson but can’t find one) 40.714513 -74.005122...
Ron Johnson out as CEO of JCP, Apple Retail boss job still open

Thryve: A neat food-tracking app focusing on feelings and food-types over counting calories

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There’s no shortage of foodie apps out there, that help you track your eating habits with a view towards reducing your waistline. But Thryve is a little different. Launched last week on iOS, Thryve is the latest food-tracking app on the block, and places more emphasis not only on how...
Thryve: A neat food-tracking app focusing on feelings and food-types over counting calories

Why You Should Smile in Your Facebook Profile Photo

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If you're not smiling in your Facebook photo, your life is probably going to suck in four years time. Reseachers J. Patrick Seder and Shigehiro Oishi at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville discovered that smile intensity from a single Facebook profile photo in the first semester of college predicted...
Why You Should Smile in Your Facebook Profile Photo

Twitter at its worst is not Bercow, but the braying mob | Barbara Ellen

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The Twitter villains are the bullies who feel scant responsibility and a lack of interest in fairnessIt seems that Sally Bercow, found guilty of libelling Lord McAlpine, is a Twitter martyr in some quarters. I keep hearing about what a blow this is for free speech. However, Bercow hasn't suffered...
Twitter at its worst is not Bercow, but the braying mob | Barbara Ellen

Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

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Those who abuse the One Direction star had better take care. His mum is on the warpath and she is not the only defensive parentAs Twitter trolling continues to evolve, or devolve, there is a compelling argument for more sophisticated disciplinary measures than the good old "block and report". I...
Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

Dating sites help you find love by browsing reddit, watching lolcats

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Dating Site Murderer feels your online dating pain. Online dating profiles can sometimes be so frustratingly thorough: annoying to fill out, annoying to read, annoying to attempt to achieve the ultimate combination of accessible and mysterious. But if you can’t be bothered to list your favorite books, movies, and...
Dating sites help you find love by browsing reddit, watching lolcats

Broken Hearts Can Now Be Mended Via Text Message ^_^

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(flickr.com/roland) Going to therapy is not only costly, but it's just so empire. Know what the hip new way to confront your emotional problems is? Texting about them, of course. Sociologists and psychologists have always argued that in-person communication trumps the digital when it comes to catharsis, but IT World reports that...
Broken Hearts Can Now Be Mended Via Text Message ^_^
Samsung and RIM sued for infringing lol-worthy emoticon patent
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