Weekend tech reading: AMD's notebook prospects are looking up

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Matthew DeCarlo

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Why AMD's notebook prospects are looking up If you're looking for notebook power on the cheap and you're not too keen on either using Intel's integrated graphics or paying for a higher-performing, NVIDIA-made workaround (i.e., Optimus), then there's an obvious alternative mobile platform for you: AMD/ATI. AMD is gaining steam in the mobile space... Ars Technica

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I can't wait to see facebook go down... it was awesome when it was just for university/college people but now the site is full of trash. But I guess that's what happens when greed takes over and people see a money-making opportunity. I don't think they're taking into account the number of people who will leave if they introduce monthly fees or "personalised ads" or other similar crap.


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I don't get why facebook got into the topic, but yes.. AMD's notebook is quite good. It's good since it's very portable and small and very comfortable to use. It is for the people who need to use a computer often but not for people who want to do such complicated things on the computer.


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I was surprised to see the rumour of WebOS getting into an HP device so soon. If true it's certainly impressive.


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The Facebook article is actually a little incorrect. Other than the new thing where you HAVE to sign up to a page related to information on your profile or else all your information is deleted, everything else was dead wrong. There is quite a large bit of privacy settings you can change. Yes, they are a pain in the @$$ to get to (not user friendly) but they are there. And the people who say "you're only saying that because you clearly work for Facebook" need to grow up and actually check out their privacy settings.

Like I said, NOT user friendly AT ALL, but they are all there.

Julio Franco

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Indeed, Facebook does have a privacy control panel that is rich and flexible, with a myriad of options that let you configure who sees what or has access to that information.

The problem is with their recent change/addition that opts you in for a number of external services (you have to explicitly opt out, the default setting is 'on') and opens the door for further privacy invasion. People that have read FB's TOS in detail argue that even if you were to opt out of those services, by extension some of your information could still be filtered through your friends.

This somewhat resembles the Facebook privacy fiasco from a few years ago and raises the point of their approach and ultimate goal for all the personal information they collect from its users. The difference today is that Facebook is the undisputed leader in social networking, while back then it was trailing Myspace and could not afford the bad press.
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