Facebook promises privacy fix Video
Facebook promises privacy fix Video Transcript
-It's Tuesday, October 19th. I'm Natali Del Conte and it's time to get loaded. Facebook has disabled applications that were found to transmit user's personal identifying information to dozen of advertisers and tracking companies. The Wall Street Journal found Facebook guilty of this privacy violation this week causing what I think is a disproportionate blowback against Facebook on the web. Facebook says that they are disabling these applications and that there was no evidence that any personal information was misused or even collected. Research In Motion announced the Blackberry 9670 flip phone. They call it the Blackberry Style. It has an external screen for need to know information like time and your messages, but it also has a full keyboard on the flip side. It runs Blackberry OS 6.0 and is available for pre-order for $99 with Sprint. And if you want tunes on that new Blackberry, you can get the Rhapsody application. The streaming music service is now available for all Blackberry phones. This means, you can stream albums and songs on demand if you're a Rhapsody client and you have Blackberry OS 5.0 or higher. You can stream up with 3G or Wi-Fi. But in the future, downloads will be available for offline listening too. And if you're a Nook user, you might be glad to know that a software upgrade is on the way. It will let you read your books across all your Nook devices. So if you read on the Nook, you can pick up where you left off on the Nook app in the iPhone or on your PC. There will also be improved search and faster page turning when the update comes out next month. And Microsoft released a lineup of games that will go with Kinect when it launches on November 4th. The motion gaming system will have all the games that were shown at E3 this summer but also some that I have not been aware off, like Zumba Fitness which is all the exercise rage with some of my friends. And Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows - Part 1, so get ready to stupefy. You can read about the entire lineup at cnet.com. And finally, Pleo the dinosaur is back in time for the holidays. This is the robot dinosaur that responds to petting and love. The new and improved Pleo has a 2-hour battery, tougher skin, and more sensors including smell, gravity, temperature, voice recognition and an internal clock. It also comes in blue and pink instead of just green like the first one. We don't know pricing yet, so we're hoping it's not too expensive because after all it doesn't do much more than just be adorable. Those are your headlines for today. I will see you tomorrow with more. I'm Natali Del Conte with cnet.com and you've just been loaded.
Facebook gives you your vanity (site), Google gets into your Outlook, and Pleo is back from extinction.
Veronica Belmont lays an egg for guest host Tom Merritt. Is it a dinosaur egg? No, but there has been a baby dinosaur robot wandering around the CNET offices. Turns out, neither dinosaurs nor Furbies are actually extinct.
Many Facebook users were suckered this week by a hoax that promised to protect their status updates. Of course, there's no such thing as complete privacy on social media, but you do have some control over who sees what. CNET's Sumi Das explains what you can do to protect your privacy on Facebook.
Facebook launches single sign-on for mobile, Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect units before the year is out, and MySpace gets a firm warning from the big chief, Rupert Murdoch.
Microsoft, EA and Bioware run through the latest game in the Mass Effect franchise, this time using voice commands enabled by the XBox 360 Kinect peripheral.
A ridiculous business offer leads to imported robot dinosaurs on the Crave blog. Teetering on the edge of acceptability is a gaming urinal by SEGA, with the boys finding it more relevant than Jasmine.
Microsoft and Yahoo are going to try to work things out. See how the happy couple is getting back together. Apple wants more ring tones. See what the music labels are hinting about for the next generation iPhone. And another way to waste time on Facebook using Kongregate's new game play application.
Some Gamespot.com editors discovered that the Microsoft Xbox Kinect seems to have trouble recognizing darker skinned players. Plus, it pretty much requires you to have a big, giant house. So, you can see how we arrived at the obvious conclusion in our headline, there. Plus, why Hulu is, in fact, destroying the TV industry, and we're ok with that. And Facebook Beacon returns in the form of Deals. Clever, Facebook. Very clever. --Molly
Microsoft's Don Mattrick announces the new Xbox One. The new gaming system is completely rebuilt with a new Kinect, controller, and voice control so users can switch between programs.
We are almost done talking about the Pre and iPhone, but not quite. We do talk about the Nokia N91 and Qik streaming on all Nokia phones. Twitter may be dead or at least hibernating. Wolfram Alpha gets a little smarter, the iPhone knows if you're going to get sick, plus some E3 roundup news. Also, a new inflatable tube could send you to space and the Pleo is not extinct after all.