The EU is standing up for your right to be lonely and off the grid. And we're glad they are. Plus, Google lays down the smack on Facebook--no importing without reciprocity, suckaz! And in other tech beefs, Consumer Reports goes after Gamespot's claims that the Kinect can't see darker-skinned players. Plus, apple pie sparks an Internet war. --Molly
Ep. 1345: The right to be forgotten
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Consumer Reports debunks Kinect skin-color claim
EU seeks stricter privacy rules, “right to be forgotten”
Google To Facebook: You Can't Import Our User Data Without Reciprocity
Ye olde apple pies are recipe for Internet hate fest
Researcher to release Web-based
ITU’s Definition Aside, T-Mobile Pushes 4G Label In New Ad Campaign
Dell to ditch 25,000 Blackberries in bid to promote its own service
Facebook users squint at small font size
… but it’s not making you go blind
U.S. Cyber Command achieves full operational capability
Google Instant now on iOS, Android 2.2
Hulu Plus now out of beta, no invite required
PS3 owners won’t have to pay for Plus for access, either
Droid Pro and
Droid 2 Global expected by mid-November
Apple envisions interactive, augmented reality iPhone multiplayer games
Get Excited: Notion Ink Updates Adam Release Timelines - Could Ship In Time For Christmas
KICKERS AND SCIENCE
NASA spacecraft comes within 435 miles of comet
There is more to the issue of the back scatter x-ray than the privacy issues. Here is a letter written by some scientists.
Also, here us a story about TSA not allowing the screeners to measure their exposure
I got both of these stories from Dvorak’s twitter feed.
Darren the electronics technician in South Bend, In
My husband and I met online – playing world of warcraft. He sent me a live “mixed tape.” The first song, “Far Away” by Nickelback. This was about 3 weeks after we started chatting. He was in Texas and I was in Ohio. We met in June 2008 online. We video chatted daily for several hours until January 2009 when he moved here and in. We got married in May of 2009. The song was the first time either of us said or approached the I love you thought. Long distance relationships still work (pen pals – internet, etc).
Mixed tapes can also work by file sharing. I had the whole list in a playlist that I listened to over and over.
Bobbi & Chris (Mason)
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