Last december the worlds largest social media website “Facebook” released a update on its users privacy settings. The privacy settings allowed use to select who can do what, and who can see a particle thing such as a photo.
In an announcement today Facebook has announced that they are releasing a another privacy settings update. This update will allow users to control there privacy settings for applications. Tho Facebook has already allowed users to select what applications can pull from your account, they are now allowing users to select what applications can do.
One of the major new settings being added is the option to select what friends can view a published post. For example if you are a “Farmville” or “Resturant City” users, you are aware that the application will request to publish an update to you wall, usally when you level up or win an item.
Facebook has also commented on what the new settings will allow user to use or select:
- “These new controls give you the power to determine who sees the content you post to Facebook through any third-party application, whether it is on Facebook.com, your desktop, mobile phone, or from a Facebook Connect website or service. Seesmic, a desktop application from which you can view and update your News Feed, will soon offer extended privacy options so you can specify audiences for each update you make from the application, such as uploaded photos and status updates.”
The new update will also allow users to select application to automatically post things to your wall, instead of interupting your game with a pop up perrmisison message.
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A microsoft official Jow Williams blogged about the yet to come update which would improve Windows Activation Technology in Windows 7 which has been cracked by hackers and already a millions of pirated copies have been pirated.
Well Microsoft must be facing huge losses from it so it decided to update this technology.
Now the bad news begins. Microsoft is planning to release the update soon and those already running the pirated copies may face its attack. The update will be for all versions of Windows 7 but Ultimate, Home Premium, Business versions will be given more importance first as they are the ones which are mostly cracked.
It will be available online at www.microsoft.com/genuine beginning February 16 and on the Microsoft Download Center beginning February 17. Later this month, the update will also be offered through Windows Update as an ‘Important’ update.
But you can avoid it as it is not important means you can choose if you want to install or not.
Also the guy mentioned that the update will not disclose any of your personal information.
Lets see till how much can Microsoft rely on that. Ultimately someone or the other will find a way to crack it. 🙂
When Facebook first started out in 2004. Facebook gave users the ability to change privacy settings according to School, college’s etc.. Then after a while allowing people to change privacy settings to regions or countries.
Today Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a rare open letter on the Facebook blog. This letter has outlined that they will be removing the networks communities in the next few weeks for new settings options. These options will allow users to allow, and deny which users can see what.
Zuckerberg states that “You’ll see a message that will explain the changes and take you to a page where you can update your settings”. Zuckerberg has also encouraged users to select their settings towards their current privacy standards.