Weekend tech reading: How Facebook is putting its users last

By Matthew · 11 replies
Apr 24, 2010
  1. How Facebook is putting its users last It's almost become a joke: Facebook makes a change to its privacy settings that opts you in to a bunch of scary stuff, the entire Internet flips out about it, it rolls back the change, and then a few months or years later, it makes the same or a very similar update, opting you in to it again. It would be funny, if it weren't getting so damned insulting. CNET

    Read the whole story
  2. Facebookers are fools, period. How many more years before they wake up.
  3. Commenting on "Arizona's largest power company wants control over customer thermostats."

    People should care for the environment but not at the lost of our personal freedom. What's next? You can't flush the toilet because you went over your limit of 3 times a day?!? We are wired with a free will to make good and bad choices in life. The government and corporations should back off with the "nanny state"
  4. REPOST***... FACEBOOKERS fb is at it again...violating your personal information: As of today, there is a new privacy setting called "Instant Personalization" that shares data with non-facebook websites and it is automatically set to "Allow." Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites and uncheck "Allow".
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Cheers Guest, i like facebook for the whole being able to invite people to days out and thats about it, its changed soo much i cannot use it any more! Cheers,
  6. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    New way to guide a car: with your eyes, not hands...

    Prepare for lots of women wearing short skirts getting run over.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Driving car with eyes, I wonder what will happen if someone falls asleep while driving?

    Will the car shuts itself down in the middle of the road ?

    Or will it head for the nearest wall? or a Pole? or may be back of the vehicle going in front?

    Or will it just shut down its head lights? :D

    Hmm lots of head scratching questions to answer first, I guess ;)
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    Archean, read the article, since it does get into these issues (the basic idea is that the car can drive autonomously, using the driver's eyes just when it can't make a decision as to where to go). The main issue was mentioned in the article, and it's not what you were thinking, but the mortality rate of cute girls. I mean, you wouldn't want the car to run over every girl the driver happens to look at, which is much more common than falling asleep at the wheel.
  9. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Guiding a car with your eyes... hmmm... what happens when you try to check your blind spot before a lane change? I forsee a horrifying mess of twisted metal tangled up under an 18 wheeler.
  11. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    You know, Gizmodo has been rubbing me the wrong way lately. I've always liked them better than Engadget but I'm getting to the point that I'm ready to quit reading their crap.
  12. It makes good fodder for companies who are looking for more reasons to block employee access to social media apps.

    If yours is on of those, here's a helpful resource. It's a whitepaper called To Block or Not. Is that the question?”


    It has lots of insightful and useful information about identifying and controlling Enterprise 2.0 apps (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SharePoint, etc.)
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