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FTC Approves Seven-Year Storage Of Social Media Data

The Federal Trade Commission approved background check companies to screen job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings. This means that any of your online activity, whether through Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. is “free game” for background check companies and your future employer to check out.

Maybe you think that all it takes is a few deactivations, a click here, a click there, and you’re ready to apply for that new summer internship? Unfortunately for some, Social Intelligence Corporation (a background check company) can keep your postings for up to seven years.

Meet The First Google Chrome Desktop

By now, most of you have heard about Google Chrome and its debut as a chromebook. Google Chrome is an operating system that is cloud-based, meaning that all your data and files are stored on the Internet, in a database. Since Google realized that most people mainly use the internet with their computers, they designed an entire operating system around the Google Chrome web browser, and you get Chrome OS. Chrome OS is an open-source project (anyone can edit) and was originally called Chromium.

Hot Deal: 24″ Acer Flatscreen For $159

Looking for a new screen? Check out Newegg’s deal for a massive 24″ Acer 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor. The gargantuan monitor has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2, displays 16.7 million colors, and has a recommended resolution of 1920 x 1080. It’s an Energy Star model so you can rest easy knowing that the monitor only consumes 30 watts of electricity while on, 1.2 watts when sleeping and less than a watt when it is off. Acer’s G245HBd comes only in black but comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty.

Lenovo Launches Secure Cloud Access

Joining the cloud movement came Lenovo with it’s new “client to cloud” strategy, a service that allows users to couple their computers with cloud computing. Lenovo stated that all ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops powered by Intel’s latest chips are available. Lenovo will be working with Intel using APIs (Application Programming Interface) to connect hardware to cloud apps.

Intel Challenges ARM On Mobile Chips; New Atom Z670

Intel is challenging its rival, ARM with the launch of new Intel Atom chips designed for tablets. If you’re unfamiliar with Atom chips, they are a common installation for netbook computers because they require little power. The new Intel Atom Z670 processor, codenamed Oak Trail will arrive in 35 tablet computers and other mobile devices later this year, said the GM of Intel Martketing, Bill Kircos. Although it will be new territory for Intel to design chips optimized for tablets and smartphones,

Quantity Does Not Equal Quality, Firefox 5 Coming Soon

So, the much anticipated Firefox 4 was released just a few weeks ago, and I can’t say the reviews have been too flattering. I downloaded Firefox 4 myself and experienced a crash within the first 24 hours of download. I wanted to give Mozilla the benefit of the doubt, so I checked the mobile version of Firefox 4 on my HTC G2. The reviews were mostly negative. Now I have been a large supporter of Firefox, that is, when I was using a 32-bit operating system. Ever since I switched to 64-bit Windows (necessary to recognize my entire computer memory setup), I’ve had crashes, crashes, and crashes, with Firefox 4 being no improvement.

Nokia E6-00 Leaked!

There has just been a massive leak of Nokia E6-00 information, complete with a video which you can see below.

A prototype of the phone has found its way into the hands of the NokioTeca forums, giving us interesting details such a a VGA resolution touch screen paired with a physical keyboard, the use of a new version of Symbian^3 (which has been changed to fit the display), 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and stereo speakers. The screens are 640 x 480, which is a higher resolution that most Nokia products.

The phone includes a 8.0 megapixel camera and dual LED flash, and also an external speaker. The design of the phone is clean, and they keyboard looks delightful. Past phones in Nokia’s E series have received reviews lauding their design, however reviewers have a tendency to dislike Symbian. We’ll have to wait to see if this holds true for the E6-00.

Microsoft Splurges To Remain On Top

Microsoft has spent 7.5 million dollars to remain competitive in the Internet Protocol industry. The seven and a half million dollars covers 666,624 IPv4 addresses. Although we were supposed to have transitioned to IPv6 addresses by now, Microsoft has taken sharp notice of the IPv6 delay and realizes that IPv4 addresses are becoming scarce. For those who need a quick refresher on internet protocols, IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4 and is the fourth revision in Internet Protocol development, also the first to be…

Netflix Gets Hit With Lawsuits – Alleges Privacy Violations

Netflix has been accused of violating US privacy laws in five separate lawsuits within the past two months. The lawsuits claim that Netflix violates the Video Privacy Protection Act(VPPA) by keeping track of credit cards and rental histories long after customers cancel their membership. The VPPA was first passed by Congress in 1988 and was created to prevent the sharing of videotape rental or sales records.

A former Netflix subscriber, Michael Sevy, filed…

Gmail Blocked – How Far Will China Go?

Chinese Internet users have reported greater and greater difficulty accessing GMAIL within the past weeks, claiming that the google mail client was either slow or inaccessible.
Google, after extensive checking on their part, said the Chinese government is responsible for the access problems.

Coincidentally the Jasmine Revolution(a pro-democracy movement) occurred at about the same time that China had begun…