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Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ undermines online privacy


Privacy has become a thing of the past with the onset of social media. With every tweet, Instagram post and Facebook check-in, we invite fellow social media users to know more about our lives. But even with the multitude of social media features, there must be limits.   Such limits were crossed Monday when Facebook […]

Facebook invests in virtual reality with Oculus Rift


Is virtual reality the next arms race in entertainment technology? Facebook certainly seems to think so. Shortly after Oculus VR opened up pre-orders for the Rift Development Kit 2 and Sony’s revelation of Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset that would sync with Playstation 4, the social media conglomerate bought the tech upstart for $2 […]

eReaders refocus on critical reading skills


In honor of National Reading Month, this week retail giant Amazon.com offered a $20 discount on all Kindle models, slashing the price of the basic model to just $49. I used to think the Kindle was an idiotic device, or, at best, something you could read while holding a snifter in the other hand. With […]

Food is not to be overlooked when organizing weddings


I recently had a strange epiphany: There is something about springtime that makes people fall in love as well as get engaged or tie the knot — at least that is what has been happening in my circle of friends. And quite frankly, it is starting to make me anxious. First, I spot engagement pictures on […]

Facebook stalking too easily accepted


Stop Facebook stalking me, you big creep. That’s something I could imagine myself saying, or on a particularly caffeinated day, tweeting. But the truth is that I’d venture to say most Facebook stalking isn’t actually that creepy. After all, you’re presumably already “friends” with the person you’re stalking — but we all know how real […]

Facebook threatens privacy


It’s hard to peer into the future, but I think it’s safe to say that no other startup will ever top Facebook as the ultimate forces-you-to-become-a-stalker social network. OK, some context here. Last week, I posted a photo with a list of Halloween costumes on my friend’s wall. The photo was of a particularly creative […]