Tech – for Everyone

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Facebook (and iPad) in the news (Important)

Many of you use Facebook. Yet again, Facebook is changing their “Privacy Policy”.

* Facebook alters privacy policy: Is your personal data now ‘fair game’?

Facebook is making changes to its privacy policy which will change the way you use the site. If you do not like the changes you have until tomorrow to comment. Or you can just delete your account.Read more..

I put ‘Privacy Policy’ in quotes because the founder of Facebook has publicly said he doesn’t think you have any privacy online.. is against the whole notion.
(Makes me glad I never ever even signed up….)

In other news:

* iPad 3 LTE comes to Verizon, and all hell breaks loose

The iPad 3 is going to give a lot of LTE customers “sticker shock” on their billing statements.Read more..

I read the other day that there’s, like, already 10 times more people using cellular data than they have the “infrastructure” for… but are they gonna stop selling tablets/smartphones or discouraging people from signing up? Like they should? Until they build more towers? I think they have a different strategy in mind for discouraging us from ‘streaming’ too much…

(Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry..) Saving Best For Last Department:

* New scam involves PayPal and Western Union

There’s a new variation on the old “Nigerian” or “419″ scam, one that invokes the names of PayPal, Western Union, and the FBI — and the scammers are raking in billions ¹.

Let me introduce you to the way these scum operate — and show you a few tricks that may keep you from adding to their booty..Read more..

(This is a very good read.. even if you think you’re not interested..)

* It seems Google Wave is going bye-bye.. they sent me an email: “This is a reminder that the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012.”

Aw.

Bummer.

This is kinda fun: Test your reaction time ‘reflexes’ with this simple (and fun) test.. click here and see how many sheep you can dart.

Today’s quote:Hollywood views regular people as children, and they think they’re the smart ones who need to tell the idiots out there how to be.” ~ Trey Parker

¹ emphasis mine

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March 22, 2012 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet, News | , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments