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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Google Wants to Use Your Face

First it was Facebook, now Google has changed their Terms & Conditions to allow them to use your name, photo, and reviews in the ads they display. This is supposed to start on Nov 11, 2013, but you can opt out. Mostly.

You can opt out: https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en but that won't stop the practice of showing people in your network when you hit +1 for a site, which is not a new feature.

If you really don't want to show up anywhere, don't hit any +1s or leave reviews on Google products or in the Google Play store.

Monday, July 15, 2013

FYI: Dropbox used by Chinese hackers to spread malware

In short, they set up a free Dropbox account, uploaded the malware, and shared it publicly. If you'd like more info, check out: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/dropbox-used-chinese-hackers-spread-malware-6C10642402

Friday, February 08, 2013

Adobe issues emergency update for Flash

It's that time again...get yourself over to Adobe and get your copy of Flash updated. You know, like now, while you're thinking about it.

This update applies to any and all devices that you have that run Flash. Yes, including Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.