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Facebook Changes Privacy Controls | More (Free) Streaming Music

Happy “hump day” to you, everyone. Not much time for writing today, but I wanted to share two items with you.

1) Facebook is a topic once again, as they are revamping how the Privacy (security) controls work. I think those of you who use Facebook should be aware of these changes — which hopefully will be improvements: please see, Facebook Rolling Out Security Update, Taking Page From Google+?

“Facebook on Tuesday introduced a number of new security features, some of which take a few pages from the Google+ playbook. Facebook said the changes will start rolling out in the next few days. When they do, Facebook will display a prompt that will walk you through the various updates.

Taken together, we hope these new tools make it easier to share with exactly who you want, and that the resulting experience is a lot clearer and a lot more fun,“. For more, see this slideshow, as well as PCMag’s  slideshow look at When Facebook Gets Creepy.”

2) A loyal reader wrote me privately after yesterday’s article on Spotify online streaming music service, and told me about a service they use (and I had not ever visited [aka “tried”].).

I’ve been going to Grooveshark to listen to songs of my choice free for a few years now. No download necessary, and it probably has as many or more songs as Spotify.

In my very quick look-see, I found that it has real AC/DC, and the Offspring songs I mentioned, and yes, they are right, it plays right in your web browser. I will be checking this out more thoroughly when time allows, but thank you, Dear Reader! (You know who you are.)

Today’s quotable:A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde

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August 24, 2011 - Posted by | computers, digital music, Internet, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I just discovered Grooveshark and it is completely rocking my American world.

    Like

    Comment by Oh God, My Wife Is German | October 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Oh God, My Wife Is German,
      I had never heard of GrooveShark until a reader pointed it out to me. And I am very glad they did!

      All you need is a web browser? I got that…

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | October 5, 2011 | Reply


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