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+ - Facebook Has Serious Privacy Gaps, Canada Report S->

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Fbelch writes: "Facebook, the world's largest social-networking Web site, has "serious privacy gaps" and needs to strengthen its policies, such as limiting data sharing with third parties, Canada's privacy commissioner said today. Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart gave closely held Facebook Inc. 30 days to respond to the recommendations contained in the report she released today in Ottawa. "Facebook must make some changes to its site to bring it into compliance with Canadian privacy law," Stoddart told reporters in Ottawa today. The company is taking the report seriously, she said, adding that she hopes Facebook will eventually comply with four recommendations it objects to now. The full article is here."
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Comment: Re:misses the point (Score 1) 492

by sarcasticfrench (#21481021) Attached to: How to Turn Your PC into a Mac
Actually, I did a modified version of this a few months back before I picked up a Macbook. The real reason I was interested was because of the functionality the dock offered--I was able to put all my ex-"quick launch" icons into a separate area, thereby freeing up a huge amount of space on my taskbar. This allowed many more windows to be open before the horrible autostacking feature came into play.

I agree with what you're saying about it not really being anything like OS X. However, there are still some (relatively minor) usability enhancements you can gain from this type of modification, which in some cases make it well worth the few megs of ram required to run the fake dock program.

+ - What should we ask MediaSentry for?

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NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "The Slashdot and Groklaw communities were so helpful in preparing for the deposition of the RIAA's "expert" witness, Dr. Doug Jacobson, we thought we'd come back and ask for your thoughts on what documents and/or data to request from the RIAA's 'investigator', MediaSentry, Inc. The documents we have so far are just printouts, which were used at Dr. Jacobson's deposition, specifically exhibits 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Of course we have some ideas of our own about what to demand, but we want to leave no stone unturned. For the technical minded among you, this is your chance to be a part of bringing the RIAA's litigation campaign down."

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