Eric Grunau

Eric Grunau

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Facebook is great if you want to stay in touch with friends and family.It's free, of course, but it comes with a price.If you're using Facebook, you're giving up a ton of information about yourself, mainly to advertisers who track you.Most people forget that when they download an app or sign into a website with Facebook, they are giving those companies a look into their Facebook profile.Your profile can often include your email address and phone number as well as your work history and current location.And most people don't realize that if you're sharing that data with friends, then apps used by those friends can see that data as well!Advertisers, Facebook-app developers, and Facebook ad-tech partners can't see your name, your phone number, or your employer — Facebook encrypts and anonymizes all the data to protect your privacy.But it does sell that data in bulk to companies who want to target and track both you and people like you.If you're worried about your privacy on Facebook, you can do two things:Opt out of ad trackingLook up the list of app companies that are logged in to your Facebook account, and edit that list.The second step, which shows you just how much info you're giving away to companies you have probably forgotten about, can be rather alarming if you haven't done it in a while.Facebook tweaked its settings recently, so here is our updated guide to taking care of it all.
Android Wear should jump onto a familiar Wi-Fi network, or fall back to its own SIM card for data if it can't find your phone.Android Wear already has voice dictation, but let's be honest - you don't want to be shouting out your texts while you're in line for a coffee.Google's "smart replies" suggest messages based on what your chat contacts are saying to you yep, it's silently reading all your messages so you can reply with one tap.That sounds like a recipe for disaster on such a tiny screen, but I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked in action.I managed to swipe out a few sentences without any mistakes.It's still early days for version 2.0, with Google not planning to launch it until later in the year, but devs can get their hands on it this week.
Ransomware that holds your computer hostage until a fee has been paid to unlock it is pretty evil as far as nefarious code goes.Apparently, the group behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware came to that same conclusion as they ve shut down the project and released the master decryption key.As Bleeping Computer explains, an analyst at security firm ESET noticed over the past few weeks that the developers of TeslaCrypt had slowly been closing their doors.Simultaneously, some distributors have been moving their operations to a different type of ransomware.On a whim, the ESET analyst hopped on the support chat of the Tesla payment site and asked if they would release the master decryption key.That of course doesn t make it right but the fact that they ultimately published the key and closed their operation does speak to their underlying character.
Meizu are to join Samsung, Vivo and Blackberry with a curved display phone of their very own due in the 2nd half of this year.Curved displays like higher quality audio, and dual camera lenses are features that we expect to see more of on phone in the coming months.China has already had its first curved phone in the form of the Vivo Xplay 5, but Huawei, Xiaomi and Meizu are rumoured to be not far off launching similar flagships.Meizu bosses have already discussed a few details of the phone including that the name might be the Meizu Pro 6 Edge although Meizu Pro 7 hasn t been taken off the cards , that it will run Flyme 6, cost more than 3000 Yuan and likely launch in the 2nd half of the year.The rest of the details are still up in the air including what processor might be used a Samsung Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 are the fore runners .but what we are sure of is that the image above is nothing more than a Photoshopped Xplay 5.Is a curved display a feature you want on your next Chinese smartphone?
Photo: SCMP PicturesIn the Chinese research community, Dr Han Chunyu was a nobody , at least by the yardstick of funding.Despite the lack of backing, Han has broken into the global spotlight.The research was published early this month in Nature Biotechnology and it quickly became one of the most viewed new articles, according to Nature.com, the website of the journal s publisher.Over the last 10 years, we ve witnessed that the growth of Chinese-authored articles as the highest in the world, making China the second highest global producer of scholarly articles after the US, said Jason Chan, regional director of global communications at Elsevier in Singapore.Most scientists, however, still work at relatively small universities or research institutes with limited budgets.The rapid increase in the number of PhD graduates and the limited number of posts at first-tier research institutes has caused an obvious spillover effect.
The Finnish company has reentered the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis, now that Microsoft's control of its name has ended.The Nokia brand and its intellectual property will be licensed to HMD Global, a newly created Finnish company which will develop, produce and sell a range of Android smartphones and tablets.The new company intends to invest over $500m £345m over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokia-branded phones and tablets.An exciting new chapterRamzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies, said in a statement on 18 May: "Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name.Nummela says HMD will be "completely focused" in creating a "unified range of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, which we know will resonate with consumers...our business model is centred on the unique asset of the Nokia brand and our extensive experience in sales and marketing."Nokia recently announced plans to buy Withings, the smartwatch and smart bathroom scale maker, and is currently producing the Ozo, a £43,000 camera rig which can shoot 360-degree video and audio, intended for virtual reality film making.
I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen.I take my laptop, Google the address, add better directions to my notes and head outside to my 1989 pick-up truck whose most recent technological feature is a cassette player and drive over.I didn t just cancel cellular service and keep the smartphone for Wi-Fi fun, nor did I downgrade to a flip phone to simplify ; I opted out entirely.It makes a woman feel rich.When friends found out, I was told it was as insane a decision as leaving a rent-controlled apartment.But I was tired of my world existing through a black screen and even more tired of being contacted whenever anyone or any bot felt like it.
Sdp:n tuoreet varapuheenjohtajat moittivat lauantaina hallituksen sote-suunnitelmia ja ilmoittivat olevansa osa puheenjohtaja Antti Rinteen joukkuetta, joka tähtää voittoihin lähivuosina pidettävissä viisissä vaaleissa.Uusi varapuheenjohtajakolmikko Sanna Marin, Maarit Feldt-Ranta ja Ville Skinnari ilmoittivat yhteisessä lehdistötilaisuudessaan aikeistaan torjua hallituksen sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelu-uudistuksen, joka perustuu palvelutoiminnan siirtämiseen julkisesti omistettuihin yhtiöihin.Feldt-Rannan mielestä sote-uudistusta pitäisi valmistella yhdessä .Hän ei kuitenkaan täsmentänyt yhteistyötahoja sen tarkemmin.Yhteisrintamassa , Feldt-Ranta luonnehti tulevaa Sdp-vetoista sote-valmistelua.Tarkoitus ei ole, että uudistus palautettaisiin kokonaan lähtöruutuun.
Russia is the biggest threat to international freedom order, assesses Us vice president Joe Biden in the last large-scale speech on Wednesday.He urged the united states to cooperate with Europe to oppose Vladimir Putin.Västyvä the vice president warned that Putin is trying to is likely to affect several European corridors elections in Europe this year.the Russian has been accused of meddling in the Us presidential election in which Trump was elected as the new president."president Putin under the power of Russia to use all means nakertaakin of the European integration project, to test the western division lines and to return to the sphere of influence of determine the policy," Biden said."Because in many countries in Europe, elections must take place this year, we should expect that Russia will continue to seek to get involved in the democratic process.
Yrityssaneeraukseen ajautuneen pörssiyhtiö Talvivaaran osakeanti tuotti yritykselle joukon uusia omistajia, kun suurin osa velkojista kuittasi saneerausvelkasaataviaan merkitsemällä uusia osakkeita.Selvitysmies Pekka Jaatinen katsoo osakeannin onnistumisen antavan Talvivaaralle "vahvan mahdollisuuden" vielä uuteen elämään, mahdollisesti uusillakin toimialoilla.Toisaalta mikään ei estä sitäkään, etteikö yritys voisi vielä yrittää päästä mukaan, kun valtio etsii rahoitusta sen omistaman Terrafamen nykyisin pyörittämään kaivostoimintaan.Saneerausvelkaa oli Talvivaaralla kaikkiaan yli 450 miljoonaa euroa.Siitä summasta vajaat 236 miljoonaa euroa siis käytettiin Talvivaaran osakkeiden merkintään 11,4 sentin osakekohtaisella hinnalla.Loput saneerausveloista mitätöityvät lähes kokonaan, jos Espoon käräjäoikeus vahvistaa sille esitetyn saneerausohjelman
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