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FaceBook to Congress: We’re going to give users’ phone, address to others

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FaceBook is a privately held firm, and much – if not all – of their financial facts are not public record, so any remarks by any firms other than FB themselves are pure speculation. That being observed, it has been remarked that FB does not generate significant revenue by advertising. Their “click through” rate is far less than half the industry norm. So “sharing” (that ‘s a poor euphemism for SELLING) contact information database is the solitary most valuable thing they have. Further complicating matters, FB’s apps have been well-known to be a repository for malware.

Facebook will soon share users’ phone numbers and addresses with 3rd parties

By Brett Michael Dykes 3:49PM ET
Tuesday, 01March2011

It’s been a while since we’ve had an uproar over Facebook’s handling of its users personal information, so we suppose the time is ripe.

So cue the online outrage: Facebook announced today in a letter to Congress that the social-media platform is moving forward with plans to give Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple’s iOS inherently more secure

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Once again, Apple Computer rises to the top!

How?

Their iOS does NOT use Flash.

McAfee reported that Adobe software products such as Flash and Acrobat were the “clear choice of malware authors and cybercriminals.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Windows Redux 7

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, October 26, 2009

“Trust me!”

(aka, Windows Redux)

Mac: Hello, I’m a Mac.

PC: And I’m a PC.

P: Hey Mac, did you hear the good news?

M: Really?

P: Windows 7 is out, and it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems my last operating system had. Trust me!

M: I feel like I’ve heard this before, PC.

P: What!?

(Time warp…)

PC: Windows Vista’s here and it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems that Windows XP had.

… it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems that Windows ME had.

… it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems that Windows 98 had.
… it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems that Windows 95 had.
… it’s not gonna’ have any of the problems that Windows 2 had.

Trust me.

This time, it’s gonna’ be different.

Trust me.

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