Facebook and Privacy: According to the US Government on the Way

Soon our dear Mark Zuckerberg will have to give his autograph on a different letterhead. It has nothing to do with the return of the executive (albeit brief) Harvard, but to do with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC, the acronym in English) of the United States. It is that Facebook is committing to more correct practices in terms of how to deal with the way privacy of registered users.

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Facebook More “Musical” is Planned Zuckerberg

While MySpace dwindles day by day, since it has no longer the appeal of yesteryear, the Facebook is preparing to offer some intrinsic features of social network that, at its peak, was bought by News Corp for as little as half a billion dollars. Mark Zuckerberg makes plans that its own network to become a hub for entertainment.

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Google Maps Recognizes the New Government of Libya

Libyan rebels who are close to completing their struggle to overthrow the dictator’s regime Muammar Gaddafi, in power for 42 years, had two victories in recent days. In addition to the conquest of the capital Tripoli and the support of the Arab League (an organization founded in 1945 to defend the interests of countries in the region), the tousled also won the (symbolic) support none other than Google Maps. Continue reading

You Can Use Twitter to Create Polls

Discover the opinions of his followers on a given subject will be easier. The Twitter announced that it will release for all users the ability to create polls, which can be answered by your friends with just one click. Nothing to get answers manually counting!

For a long time, Twitter had content based only on text; to post other types of content, users resorted to third-party services. Gradually, the social network has been incorporating new formats such as photos, videos and now the polls.

If you use the official Twitter applications, maybe the polls are no longer a novelty: advertisers could now create campaigns with polls, while a conventional user could only vote, but not create new ones.



According to the company’s product manager Todd Sherman, the novelty is useful for dealing with large audiences and understand exactly what people think. You can only keep two options to vote and the poll will be active for 24 hours. Users can vote for any poll and your choice is not publicly shared.

If the appeal is similar to that available to advertisers, just those who access Twitter via the web and own application for iOS and Android will be able to view the polls. Like almost every release of Twitter, the news is being released gradually and should arrive soon for all users.


Now You Can Search the Web for Instagram

After the redesign in its version for browsers, Instagram decided to take one more feature of your application to the web. This time it was the search for hashtags, people and places, which can now be made ​​from any browser.

Instagram on the web was always kind of incomplete, but according to a spokesman, that is the intention. “The Instagram.com is made ​​to compliment the mobile application,” he said. Glad they realized that the search is critical for web browsing. Just do not put much hope in the possibility of sending images by the browser, at least for now.

In search hashtags are shown pictures with greater interaction and latest posts. Information is half hidden; users are only shown in the drop – down menu, for example. By clicking on the photo of the location, if any, you will have access to a huge map, like the image below, which shows the headquarters of the Central Bank.

The functionality is already being released to some users and should be available to everyone today. Do you use Instagram on the web?


Microsoft Confirms: Edge Will Not Support Silverlight

Microsoft wants to get rid of the negative image that Internet Explorer has built over the past years. Therefore, the company is, among other things, taking care to prevent the Microsoft Edge incorporates outdated resources or never worked satisfactorily. It’s what led her to confirm that the browser will not support Silverlight.

In fact, the Edge will not support ActiveX controls, such as Microsoft made it clear a few months ago, and this implies the lack of compatibility with Silverlight.

According to the company, this is a measure that is consistent, for example, the decision Google to stop support in Chrome plugins based on NPAPI. It is a movement that aims to bring to light extensions using more current resources and thus offer more performance and security.

Silverlight should not even be missed. The format emerged in 2007 to confront the Flash. At that time, Microsoft had the mentality that should have a product her competing in all possible web segments (the company has to have a competitor to YouTube called Soapbox).

Although far from achieving the scope of Flash, Silverlight has there its adherents. The format is mandatory, for example, Netflix, but today the service is fully compatible with HTML5.

It is this way that Microsoft indicates the developers who still base their applications on older technologies. In addition to the HTML5 itself, the company recommends the adoption of features such as DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and Cenc (Common Encryption).

Silverlight will not be abandoned altogether. The format will continue to be supported by Internet Explorer 11, and Windows 10 by itself, but only for compatibility with legacy applications – in other words, to be a time of transition. No surprise: since Satya Nadella took the company’s reins was evident Microsoft’s focus on newer and universal standards.

With information: ZDNet

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Failure Strange Google Showed Photo of Car Accident (and Not Google Really Knows What Happened)

On the morning of Tuesday (26), users from various regions of the world, including Brazil, reported a failure bizarre in Google: the search for any term, Google Images returned pictures of what appeared to be a car accident in Russia. The problem has come to affect even Google News, which now display the accident in place of the news photos. Continue reading