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Archive for October, 2013

Facebook to rip search opt-out from under those who were using it

If you checked that box saying you don’t want to appear in Facebook search results, get ready: soon, that choice is going away. Facebook announced in a blog post Thursday that it’s removing the ability to opt out of appearing in search results, both for friends and globally, for those who’ve had it enabled.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/10/opted-out-of-facebook-search-not-anymore-youre-not-says-facebook/

 

80 percent of smartphones unprotected against malware

80 percent of smartphones unprotected against malware
By Ian Barker
A new survey from tech analysts Juniper Research shows that 80 percent of smartphones will remain unprotected throughout 2013 despite growing consumer awareness of mobile security products.

I highly suggest AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android. You can even block phone numbers in it.