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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Facebook Gives Focus on Mobile this 2011

Written on January 26, 2011 by B Waldorf

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“My sense is that mobile devices are inherently social… [mobile devices are] already filled with your contacts and your friends, and they also have access to your location.” ---Bret Taylor, Facebook CTO

Wonder why Facebook will focus on Facebook Mobile in the near future ?Facebook CTO Bret Taylor got the answers.

Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor speaks of the company’s mobile platform this 2011, pointing the focus on delivering consistent user experience in its mobile franchise. During the Inside Social Apps conference in San Fo today, Taylor revealed that Facebook will be re-invent their mobile websites and apps.

Facebook has several mobile platforms. Not only for major smartphones iPhone, BlackBerry and Android but they also gave m.facebook.com to other mobile phones, touch.facebook.com for touch-based devices and the 0.facebook.com. The 0.facebook.com is a free Facebook data sharing designed for countries with expensive wireless connections.

Taylor said that the company’s goals for 2011 includes standard look and feel for applications and mobile sites. He also said that HTML5 will be playing a big role in achieving consistent user experience.

“My sense is that mobile devices are inherently social… [mobile devices are] already filled with your contacts and your friends, and they also have access to your location,” he quoted.

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Facebook Rolls Out Another Mobile Privacy Setting

Written on December 09, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Facebook's Privacy settings has been an long-discussed issue since the social network started. Some issues were resolved but some are not. Now, Facebook rolls out another security setting to keep the information about users private.

Facebook will pay more attention to privacy now, after their controversial profiles feature. Their first stop —Mobile Privacy.

According to a blog post by Facebook’s product manager, Rose Yao, mobile users will now be given the ability to view details about the information they shared on the web.

Users on the go can adjust their settings without the worries The Apps and Websites section of a user’s privacy settings will now be updated with a list of apps being used. Facebook users will now know when these applications were last accessed.

This feature also allows the possibility to tweak other settings, including the access to a user’s basic profile information, photos and videos, and friends’ information. To see this privacy controls on a mobile device, visit m.facebook.com/privacy, or just go to the Settings page and click on the “change” link next to “Privacy Settings.”

These new mobile privacy options are added extensions on the Facebook dashboard introduced last October. It provides users with information about the applications that gained their authorization and the data these apps currently use.

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Facebook Places- Threat to Privacy?

Written on August 26, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Many have commented about privacy issue on Facebook before but when you use Facebook, do you really care about your privacy?

The launch of Facebook Places caused many critics to raise an eyebrow. The idea was to alert friends of users where they are in real time. These will also post information on the location itself.

The critics saw the flaw of the settings. First and foremost you can tag your friends even if they don’t happen to be there. The News Feed will take note of the activities in the said place. To critics, this is over sharing and we should specify the privacy setting of our accounts.

This wasn’t the first time Facebook received a criticism on privacy. In fact Facebook’s problems were stretch back to its founding when Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg hacked the school’s network to get pictures of the students. It masked the platform of this invention.

But who cares about privacy when you use Facebook?

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