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In 2010: Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy Is Over

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy Is Over
By MARSHALL KIRKPATRICK of ReadWriteWeb Published: January 10, 2010
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.
In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny.
Zuckerberg offered roughly 8 sentences in response to Arrington's question about where privacy was going on Facebook and around the web. I'll post those sentences on their own first, then follow up with the questions they raise in my mind. You can also watch the video below, the privacy part we transcribe…

Think Facebook knows a lot about you? Google is WORSE!

Think Facebook knows a lot about you? Google is WORSE! From deleted files to location history, IT expert reveals the extent of the personal data the search giant holds on you·Dylan Curran downloaded all of the data stored on him by Facebook and Google  ·Google's data archive was almost ten times larger than scandal hit Facebook's ·It dated back to 2008 and revealed a level of detail that shocked the IT expert ·He laid out the extent of the private information held on him in a series of tweets · By Tim Collins For MailonlinePUBLISHED: 07:20 EDT, 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 EDT, 29 March 2018 · Facebook has hit the headlines in recent weeks over its handling of your private data, and now the shocking extent of information held by Google has been revealed.
In a series of tweets, one IT expert has laid out exactly what the search giant knows about him, dating back to 2008, which he describes as 'preposterous'. It ranges from every place he visited in the past year to every websi…

3 Israeli Startups Vying to be the ‘Waze of Indoor Spaces’

3 Israeli Startups Vying to be the ‘Waze of Indoor Spaces’ Oriient, Navin and Indoorgo want to help you navigate malls, museums, hospitals and airports without any need for installed hardware in the venue. By: Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21CJan 30, 2018 The Israeli navigation app Waze will steer you to your destination along the fastest route. But it can’t help you find your way inside a mall, museum, school, hospital, airport or other large building because GPS doesn’t work indoors. This problem has caught the attention of tech companies large and small, including Google and Apple, yet today’s indoor maps haven’t mastered live navigation functionality. Three Israeli companies are meeting this challenge with sophisticated indoor orientation apps independent of beacons or any other hardware installations in the venue. Each approach is slightly different, as we explain below. OriientOriient, founded in February 2016 in Tel Aviv, is building a plug-in for app developers on a monthly licensin…

These tiny robots could be disease-fighting machines inside the body

These tiny robots could be disease-fighting machines inside the body
Nanobots could provide cancer treatment free from side effects.
by Edd Gent / Mar.30.2018 / 8:25 AM ET
Call it another case of science fiction becoming scientific fact. Researchers have long dreamed of developing tiny robots that could roam about inside our bodies, delivering drugs with unprecedented precision, and hunting down and destroying cancer cells.
We’re not there yet, but we’re getting close. Last month scientists from China’s National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNT) and Arizona State University said they had developed robots a few hundred nanometers across — there are 25 million nanometers in an inch — and when they injected them into the bloodstream of mice, the nanorobots could shrink tumors by blocking their blood supply.
The nanorobots were made from sheets of DNA rolled into tubes containing a blood-clotting drug. On the outside, the researchers placed a small DNA molecule that binds with…