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An interesting article on CNN-Money yesterday is making Facebook look more like Big Brother than every. "For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history -- even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new feature for advertisers, called "Partner Categories" on Wednesday." [url=http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/10/technology/social/facebook-offline-ad-target/index.html]Full Article[/url] I think I will go back to making most of my purchases with plain old cash. (Oh, and yes, I generally refuse to give my ID, name, phone number, or any other personal information when making purchases: I keep the receipts in case I need to make a return.)
Why It's Too Late for an Android 'Facebook Phone' Facebook is set to announce on Thursday new software for Android phones that will transform them into "Facebook phones," brining features such as the news feed and chat to the foreground. Leaks from the App Police website indicate that the experience, Facebook Home, would come pre-loaded on an HTC phone and soon be available for download from Google Play. However, the young people who set mobile trends might see Facebook Home as more of a hijack than a feature— especially since they've moved on from Facebook to other mobile networks. >> Learn More: [url=http://www.technewsdaily.com/17589-too-late-for-facebook-phone.html?cmpid=520740]http://www.technewsdaily.com/17589-too-late-for-facebook-phone.html?cmpid=520740[/url]
[b]Android Phones Release Confidential Contents When Frozen[/b] Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, but it’s also the least secure: Most security firms agree that Google’s little green robot is the most popular place for new malware. While Android is exceedingly susceptible because its code is famously open source, a team of German researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in the operating system, which essentially bypasses Google’s data scrambling encryption system introduced in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to reveal the phone’s hidden data. Engineers at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, released a report on Thursday that explains how freezing an Android phone can help law enforcement or forensic workers expose a scrambled Android phone’s contact lists, photos, browsing histories and more. [url=http://www.ibtimes.com/android-phones-release-confidential-contents-when-frozen-1115287]Full article[/url]
[b] 9 April 2013 Last updated at 07:08 ET BBC News [/b] [b] [/b] Microsoft has accused rival Google of pushing Android handset makers to use its applications such as YouTube and Maps. Along with Oracle, Nokia and 14 other tech firms, Microsoft has filed a complaint with the European Commission. The group, known as FairSearch, argues that Google is abusing its dominance of the mobile market. In response to the filing, Google said: "We continue to work co-operatively with the European Commission." [b]Trojan Horse[/b] [b] [/b] "We are asking the commission to move quickly and decisively to protect competition and innovation in this critical market," said Thomas Vinje, Brussels-based counsel for FairSearch. "Failure to act will only embolden Google to repeat its desktop abuses of dominance as consumers increasingly turn to a mobile platform dominated by Google's Android operating system," he added. Android is now the dominant mobile operating system, accounting for 70% of
[b]9 April 2013 Last updated at 07:43 ET BBC[/b] A camera able to create 3D images up to one kilometre (0.62 miles) away has been developed by a team in Edinburgh. Physicists at Heriot-Watt University developed a technique which uses lasers to scan almost any object. With extra research, the camera's range could extend to 10km (6.2 miles), the team said. It will primarily be used to scan objects such as vehicles - but is unable to detect human skin. The reason is that skin does not reflect the laser in the same way as most other objects - meaning for those wishing to evade the camera's gaze, stripping naked is an option. Beyond capturing images of objects, the technology could also be used to keep track of the movement of rocks, or foliage growth. [b][url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22079704]Full Article[/url][/b] [b] [/b] More spying Great if your a mannequin. :D [b] [/b] [b][i]TH[/i] [/b]
Well, yesterday I went to our computer office to put down some stuff. The home-screen was visible, so I saw the wallpaper. I couldn't notice if any windows were open, but anyways, I returned to the computer a few minutes later and lots of windows were open. Nobody was on it. I remember iTunes was the current task, and I looked down at the desk and heard music. iTunes started playing a song by itself.... I can't remember if I clicked another song, but another one started playing. I eventually closed iTunes and Firefox windows started opening. I typed Ctrl + Alt + Del and went to the tab 'Users' and all I could see was the Owner (us). So I started closing out a bunch of other programs and went to YouTube to see a video on how to see who's hacking your computer... I opened up CMD during the video, and when I went back to type, all the text was gone. I didn't see the program being opened during the video and I didn't see text being erased either. At this time, I already was doing a scan
*Update: A short while after this Tweet caused quite a stir, [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/04/11/microsoft-creative-director-adam-orth-reminds-us-all-of-the-perils-of-twitter/]Mr. Orth joined the ranks[/url] of former Microsoft employees.* If you've been following all the different rumors going around about Microsoft's next Xbox, you'll know that the two most-talked about ones are the possible elimination of used games and the NextBox will require an active internet connection. About two months ago, [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/No-more-used-games-Wrong-Answer-says-GameStop/td-p/25564#.UV8Qijdn2Jo]I posted [/url]the latest on these rumors, the first of which was quickly bashed by Gamestop, saying that demand for Microsoft's next console would significantly diminish if the tech-giant does decide to pull the plug on used games (still nothing concrete at this point). But what about the second, 'always connected' rumor? According to an
By SOMINI SENGUPTA | New York Times – 4 hours ago [b] [/b] [b]MENLO PARK, Calif. —[/b] Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, said the company has developed new software to showcase the social network on mobile devices powered by Google’s Android operating system. “Today our phones are designed around apps, not people,” said Mr. Zuckerberg at a news conference at Facebook’s headquarters. “We want to flip that around.” Home converts the Facebook news feed into the home screen on the user’s phone. Pictures take up most of the real estate, with each news feed entry scrolling by like a slide show. Messages and notifications pop up over the home page. To “like” something on the newsfeed requires no more than a double-tap. Facebook apps are within easy reach, making the phone essentially synonymous with the Facebook ecosystem. The company will not show ads immediately on the phone home screen, which Facebook is calling Cover Feed, but it is very li
I feel terrible asking such an elementry question but here goes... Suppose I allow a Jave update to install, however, it is fake. Since I allowed the update, will Webroot still catch this and intercept the install? I know in the previous years, if a user allowed an install, the security program would ignore the potential risk because the user allowed it. :manfrustrated: I've always wondered to what extent security breaches can be eliminated if users allow the install. -- Rob
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/1750i0C6643B273C89C45.gif[/img]Recently, two applications designed with malicious intent were discovered within the Google Play application store. The apps were built with a façade of being utility cleaners designed to help optimize Android-powered phones, but in reality, both apps had code built in designed to copy private files, including photos, and submit them to remote servers. The applications, named SuperClean and DroidClean, did not stop there. Researchers also found that the malware was able to AutoRun on Windows PC devices when the phones were paired, and infect the main computer. The malware was designed to record audio through the computer’s microphone. AutoRun has often been used as a method of infection, and Microsoft has since sent a security fix out to Windows XP/Vista/7 in order to disable the exploitable element. In some cases, however, the feature might have been re-enabled by the user for conven
Technology is advancing at an increaingly rapid pace. We have all heard about the new Google Glass, and now they are introducing the next step in tech. [url=http://www.google.com/landing/nose/]Google Nose Beta[/url] has been announced today on [url=http://google.com]Googles website[/url]. This is an exciting new tech, and I can think of a lot of cool uses for it. Accoriding to the short video presentation provided by Google, "In the fast paced world that we live in, we don't always have time to stop and small the roses. Now, with Google Nose Beta, the roses are just a click away." Enjoy reading about this exciting new tech everyone, and remember.... Happy April Fool's Day!
[b]BBC 6 March 2013 Last updated at 07:02 ET [/b] [b] [/b] Microsoft has been fined 561 million euros ($731m; £484m) for failing to promote a range of web browsers, rather than just Internet Explorer program, to users in the European Union (EU). It introduced a Browser Choice Screen pop-up in March 2010 as part of a settlement following an earlier EU competition investigation. But the US company dropped the feature in a Windows 7 update in February 2011. Microsoft said the omission had been the result of a "technical error". But competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia said the action was unprecedented, adding he wanted to deter any company from the "temptation" of reneging on such a promise. In theory the watchdog could have fined the firm 10% of its global annual revenue, which would have totalled $7.4bn based on its 2012 report. "We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologised for it," a spokesman for Microsoft said following th
[b]Summary: Microsoft's Windows Blue operating system update may be on its way to a public, consumer preview in the next few months. And it might even be free, according to the latest scuttlebutt.[/b] [b] [/b] More rumors about Microsoft's next Windows release, codenamed Blue, are trickling out from Win8China.com, a site known for leaking information about new Windows releases. Though I cannot corroborate all Win8China's specifics, I'd say based on previous Windows Blue tidbits I've heard, the site's latest Blue information seems largely believable. In August 2012, I blogged about Microsoft's Windows Blue work, noting that [url=http://www.zdnet.com/windows-next-just-call-it-blue-7000002535/]a summer 2013 debut was the internal Microsoft delivery target.[/url] On February 24, Win8China claimed that the release-to-manufacturing phase for Windows Blue is supposedly June 7, with retail availability planned for August 2013. Looking back, [url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-hits-
Yesterday, , I posted a [url=http://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/Galaxy-S4-before-the-Galaxy-S4-Announcement/m-p/30572#M549]report of leaked review[/url] about the Samsung's rumored Galaxy S4 before the behemoth electronic manufacturer unveiled the 9-month awaited flagship phone in all of it's glory in NYC. And the rumored review proved to be pretty darn accurate in spoiling the design. Nevertheless, the event still had the world watching. Now, almost a full day after all the major tech reporters got their initial hands-on impressions, I'll break down the specs (now that they are certain). [list] [*]OS-Android's latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [*]Design-Looks very much like the S3 with a few tweaks: Larger screen (5 inches), higher resolution (1080p), better battery (2,600mAh), less plasticy-feeling plastic, and two color options-white and "Black Mist" [*]Processors-faster and will vary depending on the market (1.9GHz quad-core or 1.6 GHz octa-core) [*]Improved camera (13MP rea
Title confusing you? Let me explain. As you may very well know, Samsung's "Next Big Thing", the much [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]rumored,[/url] [url=http://www.droid-life.com/2013/03/13/samsung-unleashes-flash-mob-on-times-square-before-tomorrows-galaxy-s4-announcement/]hyped[/url], and [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57572304-94/samsung-unpacks-galaxy-s4-teaser-video/]comercially-campaigned-without-showing-anything[/url] Galaxy S4 smartphone is being unveiled tonight in New York City at 5:00PM EST. But if a brand new review form a Chinese source is any suggestion (and it looks like it is), you don't have to wait until tonight to see the device (or some of it's general specs for that matter). The full story (with a link to the original review in Chinese) can be found [url=http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/samsung-galaxy-s-iv-gets-picked-over-before-the-unpacked-event-in-exhaustive-review/]here[/url], but I'll break down some of the basics: [list]
I’ve been tinkering around with a lot of programs to keep my machine running smoothly. Here’s what I’ve settled on for the time being. [list] [*]I run Webroot Clean Up Now several times a day. Since it only takes a couple of minutes, this is effortless.[/list] [list] [*]I run Windows Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter at least once a day, simultaneously. Also effortless. I think Windows Disk Cleanup may be duplicative of Webroot Clean Up, but I’m not certain about that. Of course, Webroot does not presently offer a Disk Defragmenter feature (arguably, I think it should ;)). Windows Disk Cleanup takes about 1-10 minutes, whereas Windows Disk Defragmenter takes about 2-20 minutes.[/list] [list] [*]I run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan or Webroot’s Scan Now once a day. I alternate. Each takes about five minutes. Webroot has an effective A/M feature, but layering in this area is probably a good idea, particularly given that Malwarebytes offers a lifetime license for about
I happened to stumble across this show earlier today. The audience it appeals to is hardcore techies - mostly those who do a lot of troubleshooting. Naturally, this is relevant to my interests. Probably, many of our more technical Community members will enjoy it as well, so I'd like to share it with you. These episodes are deep dives into advanced troubleshooting tools, so you'll want to start off with a very solid understanding of computer software and hardware to get the most out of it. In order to get the most (or maybe anything) out of this, you will definitely need to be an "advanced user" or beyond. I'm slowly working my way through some of these episodes myself. These guys really are "jedi masters." The amount of knowledge they've managed to cram into these roughly 30 minute long episodes is phenomenal. I'd recommend this to any technically proficient people looking to gain a deep, technical understanding of computers and p
Hello I am running webroot secure anywhere with Kaspersky pure 2.0 at the same time. So far I don't see any problems. I contacted HP support about my computer doing auto restarts for no reason and the tech said its because I am running tandem virus programs. I have windows 8 64 on the PC. However I also have windows 8 pro running the exact same anti virus software with zero problems. The restarts hasppened before I installed webroot. Can someone give me an ideaq as to why I get auto restarts for no reason. This happens mostly when running games. I suspect the 3d graphics card but I am no wiz here. Thank you for5 any imput you might have Dogleft2
Redesigned from the ground up Opera browser has been designed specifically for Android and its rendering engine WebKit-based software offers a new level of compatibility sites. Native user interface allows high comfort when used on smartphones. Available for [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.browser.beta]download[/url] on Google Play.
I'm a newbie and not very high-tech savvy, but I have a problem that has been plaguing me for a couple weeks now. When I go on some sites, I get a small window that pops up [i]saying[/i] that it's from "Adobe Flash Player Settings." It says that some website (such as [u]nbcuni.com[/u] or [u]cfiles.5min.com[/u] or [u]secure-us.imworldwide.com[/u] etc) "is requesting information to be shared on your computer." There are 2 buttons: Allow and Deny. If I click Deny, it won't go away. I keep clicking Deny and sometimes the name of the website asking permission will change. I keep clicking Deny and eventually it goes away, but it pops right back up again in about 15 seconds. This popup box won't allow me to ignore it and navigate the site. It seemed to me that this was some kind of malware. I only started seeing in a couple weeks ago and have never changes my Adobe Flash Player settings. I contacted Webroot support and they said, "The iss
I receive email notifications about posts made to threads in which I have an interest. However, there is a delay of usually several hours before I receive an email about a post. This does not happen with most other sites. Is the problem at my end or WSA’s? Can I fix the problem?
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