To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the outcry over privacy, including my column on the subject, by making significant changes to Facebook’s privacy policies.
The most welcome aspects of the changes, discussed by him on the Facebook blog, are that it will be far simpler for a user to control how information is shared, and these choices will apply to future Facebook services. Read more
Speed has long been one of the secrets behind the success of Acer, the Taiwanese company that is now the world’s biggest seller of notebook PCs.
Last April, they moved aggressively into the so-called ‘ultra thin’ notebook category by announcing plans for 30 models within the year. At last year’s Computex trade fair, Acer became the first to unveil a prototype notebook running on Google’s Android operating system.
Now, within days after Google announced its grand plans for taking over our living rooms with Google TV, Acer said Thursday it plans to perform a similar feat using something it calls the ‘clear.fi’. Apparently this year they couldn’t even wait for Computex, which opens next week, to make the announcement. Read more