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Loaded: This hard drive will self-destruct

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Loaded: This hard drive will self-destruct

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New rules in Europe prevent Net advertisers from tracking you sans permission, you can now control your Netflix queue via Microsoft Kinect, and Toshiba announces hard drives that self-erase in the wrong hands.

IT'S FRIDAY, APRIL 15. I'M NATALI MORRIS, AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] THEIR BROWSER IF THEY DON'T WANT THEIR WEB ACTIVITY TO BE TRACKED. PEOPLE. NOW THE INTERNET ADVERTISING BUREAU EUROPE HAS NEW RULES THAT WILL REQUIRE THIS. [*] HERE IN THE U.S., THE DO-NOT-TRACK PRIVACY FEATURE IN BROWSERS IS NOT YET REQUIRED BUT APPLE MAY BE ADDING IT TO SAFARI ANYWAY. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS THAT LION, THE NEXT VERSION OF APPLE'S OS-X, WILL HAVE THE DO NOT TRACK OPTION IN APPLE'S WEB BROWSER. THIS MEANS COULD NOT BE SOLD OR USED BY AD NETWORKS. [*] THIS HARD DRIVE WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN 5 SECONDS. IMAGINE A DRIVE THAT CAN REALLY DO THAT! TOSHIBA ANNOUNCED HARD DRIVES THAT CAN. THEY THE WRONG HANDS. IF THE DRIVE IS PLUGGED INTO AN UNKNOWN COMPUTER, OFFENDING SNEAK. THE DRIVES ARE DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR. [*] YOUR EMAIL PAGE. THIS IS KIND OF FUN. YOU CAN DO THIS IN THE THEMES TAB ON THE SETTINGS PAGE. [*] YOU CAN NOW CONTROL YOUR NETFLIX QUEUE WITH MICROSOFT KINECT. THIS UPDATE TO THE MOTION CONTROLLED XBOX 360 CAME OUT ON THURSDAY. AND SELECT, PLAY, PAUSE, AND STOP THE ENTERTAINMENT ALL BY THE WAVE OF THE HAND OR VOICE COMMAND. JUST DON'T YELL "STOP" DURING A CHASE SCENE OR YOUR MOVIE MIGHT JUST STOP. [*] YOU CAN SOON BUY A NOOK COLOR IN STAPLES STORES. THE BARNES AND NOBLE STORES. STAPLES WILL START CARRYING IT ON MAY 1 FOR $249 BUT YOU DISCOUNTED COFFEE. YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE THAT NOOK TO THE BOOKSTORE LATER FOR THAT. [*] EA SPORTS ANNOUNCED A LAUNCH DATE FOR MADDEN NFL 12. THE FOOTBALL VIDEO GAME WILL LAUNCH ON AUGUST 30, WHETHER THE NFL SEASON KICKS OFF OR NOT. NO PLAYER HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE COVER YET. ESPN IS STILL HOLDING A VOTE SO HEAD ON OVER TO ESPN TO SELECT YOUR PICK. [*] THAT'S YOUR NEWS OF THE DAY. I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. I'M NATALI MORRIS WITH CNET AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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