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  • Facebook proposes changes to its data use policy, shift away from voting during comment periods

    Facebook proposes changes to data use policy and site governance process

    There’s few issues that stir up more debate about Facebook than privacy and data use, and the social network has today proposed some changes to its policies that affect both. That includes a more public role for its Chief Privacy Officer, Erin Egan, who will both be at the center of a new “Ask the Chief Privacy Officer” feature that’s said to be launching in the coming weeks, as well as a new series of live events where she’ll address “comments and questions about privacy, safety and security.” It’s also proposing changes to its site governance process, including a shift away from its current voting method for feedback on policy changes, which it says “incentivized the quantity of comments over their quality.” The new method, it suggests, will lead to “more meaningful feedback and engagement.”

    What’s more, the company is also proposing some changes to its data use policy, including new filters that will replace the “Who can send you Facebook messages” setting in Messenger, and changes to how it refers to certain products like “instant personalization.” It’s also proposing some new reminders to inform people what’s visible to others on Facebook, and various tips for managing your timeline. Of course, these are still just proposed changes, and it’s giving users until November 28th to offer their feedback on them (Egan will then host one of the aforementioned live events to address the comments). You can find all of the proposed changes and details on how to have your say on them at the link below.

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    Source: Facebook

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with LTE now available at Verizon, $500 sans contract

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 101 with LTE no available at Verizon, yours for $500

    Been clamoring for a Samsung Galaxy 2 10.1 with LTE? While you may have known about Sprint’s variant which launched 10 days ago, Verizon is now laying claim to the tablet as well. Big Red’s model will cost you a cool $500 ($150 than its 7-inch sibling) with “month-to-month service” that’ll run you between $30 for 4GB of data to $60 for 10GB. Details on the slate’s internals are light, but you can expect it to be loaded with Android 4.0 and 8GB of flash storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD) — whether this one has the beefed-up 1.5GHz dual-core CPU like Sprint’s remains to be seen, but it is 50 dollars less. Verizon’s listing the 10-incher as being ready to ship by the 26th, so hit up the source links below if it’s up your alley.

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    Source: Verizon (1), (2)

  • iPad mini (Verizon LTE): what’s changed?

    DNP iPad mini 4G what's changed

    Well, what’s this, then? Another little tablet from Apple? We surprised ourselves by being quite fond of the first iPad mini, which crossed our desks just a few weeks ago. It strikes the perfect blend of size, performance and capability, but without a proper wireless connection its usability on the road is definitely hampered. Thin and light devices like these were meant to come with you when you leave the house, and you shouldn’t leave high-speed data behind.

    So, we’re very glad to now be testing the $459 LTE version of that very tablet, this one Verizon-flavored. It’s every bit as thin and very nearly as light as its WiFi-only predecessor but can send and receive your precious (and also your more disposable) data with way more oomph than before. Is such freedom of connectivity worth the $130 price premium? And, just how bad is the hit to battery life? Let’s find out, together.

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