President Trump

You may have received a new software update notification on your smartphones this morning. If you didn’t, you will receive an update notification soon.

The new software update is most likely in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Monday that overturns Internet privacy protections put in place by former President Obama before he left office.

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Facebook addendum

A Salt Lake City, Utah, landlord is forcing residents to ‘Like’ their apartment complex’s Facebook page — or else.

Tenants at City Park Apartments returned home on Thursday night to find a lease addendum taped to their doors.

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Facebook policy change

Social networking giant Facebook has announced a new change in its policy that will allow advertisers to use your name, original content, Personal data and your photos in their online advertisements without your permission and without compensation to you.

The announcement comes on the heels of a legal settlement earlier this week that saw Facebook pay out over $20 million to Facebook members whose names and images were used in ads without their permission. Under the terms of the settlement each user will receive $15 in compensation.

Prior to the new change, Facebook members were allowed to choose privacy settings that blocked the use of their name and images in advertising on the social network. Those privacy settings have now been removed.

Facebook has reworded the policy to inform users that your face and name CAN be used in advertisements going forward — without your permission.

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Google Glass

Advertising and Internet search giant Google is set to roll out the much-hyped Google Glass. If you haven’t heard about Google Glass yet, you will.

The futuristic frames will allow the wearer to, among other things, record your image and your conversations without your permission. Sure, anyone can surreptitiously record or videotape you by using their smart phones, but Google Glass puts this technology literally in your face.

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