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  • The Engadget Podcast is live today at 5PM!

    Wait, doesn’t Brian usually write these? Where is he anyway? Ehh, we’ll go without him. This week Tim is in NYC with Dana Wollman and Barb Dybwad makes a colorful return to the ‘cast. We’ll be talking Surface, we’ll be talking Expand and, well, we’ll be talking about whatever it is you want us to talk about. Join us right here at the time listed below:

    February 7, 2013 5:00 PM EST


  • Skype’s BlackBerry 10 app still on its way, will be an Android port

    Skype's BlackBerry 10 app

    We’ve been told that nearly 40 percent of all BlackBerry 10 apps in BB World are Android ports, but what about some of the big-name apps boasted on stage at the launch event last week? In its latest blog post, Skype revealed its dirty secret: the service is “working closely with BlackBerry to ensure the Skype for Android app runs great in the BlackBerry 10 environment.” Indeed, one of the most anticipated programs announced on January 30th — which we’re told should be available soon — is a repackaged Android port; this leaves us a little skeptical of its performance, though we’ll save final judgment for when it’s finally ready to download. Let’s just say we’re hoping that Runtime adds Jelly Bean support sooner rather than later.

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    Via: The Verge

    Source: Skype

  • European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion

    DNA European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion

    After landing itself in hot water with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority (DPA), Facebook has deleted all of its European photo tagging facial recognition data. After reviewing the company’s source code and deletion process, DPC spokesperson Ciara O’Sullivan confirmed today that the regulatory agency was satisfied with the social network’s compliance. Additional removal confirmation came from Hamburg’s DPC’s technical department, which also reviewed the firm’s software to ensure that its standards were met. In a recent comment to CFO World, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the data had been deleted and that the social network has no plans to reinstate facial recognition software in Europe anytime soon. No word on whether Facebook will now purchase sadface.com for… oh, $80 million or so.

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    Source: CFO World

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