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Submission + - TiVo announces DVR-SuperAdvance

mark0 writes: TiVo has announced the TiVo DVR-SuperAdvance. The PC World review says, 'Familiar TiVo interface; DVR can record not-yet-broadcast programming; potentially useful as a wagering aid,' though, '[it is] expensive; access to programming is limited; footage is displayed in standard definition only.'

Submission + - Why Increased Privacy Attention Will Hurt Facebook (

C.G. Lynch writes: "It turns out people actually do care about their privacy on social networks, and the effects could have far-reaching effects on the ability of social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to make money. Research and interviews with privacy experts revealed that people have begun using Facebook's granular privacy settings.

Take for example this research we got from the UNC Department of School of Information and Library Science:

More than 70 percent of 495 college students surveyed claimed to have altered their Facebook privacy settings in some way. Around half of the students also said they limited access to their profile to "friends only."

Although Joe Social Networker might not pay close attention to "inside baseball" incidents like Beacon, they do notice general trends in the media, says Fred Stutzman, a social networking researcher at UNC. "Each individual incident is too abstract for most users, but they do sense an accumulation of all these things," he says.

We also spoke with Facebook's chief privacy officer, Chris Kelly, asking if it's harder to monetize users who utilize the privacy settings.

"What advertisers want is to be able to target at people who have attributes," he says. "So what we do is abstract profile information and the information flows of the site into keywords that advertisers can target their advertising against. But the advertisers don't get a list of who matches those keywords, so it doesn't really impinge upon the users' privacy interests."

The experts we spoke with felt otherwise."

Comment Re:Home outlet? (Score 1) 582

Don't know about you, but I personally don't ride a motorcycle simply because there are so many larger vehicles out there that would vaporize me without losing momentum. Same goes for some sort of plug-in motorcycle - there is simply NO WAY that can be as safe as a vehicle if, as you said, we'd still need larger vehicles around to go on trips or to carry around a group of people, as in a family. So basically you'd have big cars and little bikes... so in any accident one is coming out with a dent, the other is having its driver's limbs located.

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