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Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest

You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, but there are thousands of users that do know and do care – and their votes are as useless as …

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Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting

Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid of the vote as a mechanism for dealing with governance and policy changes. With their vote, users will also be …

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WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700%

Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options (4G) can always fall back on them if the going gets too slow, but for those that rely solely on …

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Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy is set to begin its assault on the east coast, millions of people are preparing for what is likely to be a huge weather event with far-reaching consequences. Of course, this involves the basic emergency prep like obtaining food, water, shelter, supplies, and in many cases – evacuating. But there’s another thing people in the path …

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Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see “where the internet lives,” here’s your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty cool photography and one street view tour. Google has just unveiled the new “Where the Internet Lives” gallery, which features …

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Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data

Americans live in a consumer driven culture. Throughout the years, our society has been compelled to consume via text, radio, television, and now, the Internet. The methods of consuming data via the Internet have changed, however, and mobile data consumption is on the rise. In fact, mobile data consumption has exploded over the last few years. According to a new …

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Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That

Ever since Apple abandoned Google Maps for their own maps in iOS 6, well, it hasn’t been good (to say the least). There have been big problems with Apple’s maps product, including broken landscapes, mislabeled locations and landmarks, and all around incompetence when it comes to navigation. They’ve been so disappointing that Apple CEO Tim Cook felt the need to …

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Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics

Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already measured the effectiveness of a few dozen ad campaigns with the help of a data mining company called Datalogix. Measuring …

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Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data

Wolfram Alpha announced the launch of a pretty cool new personal Facebook analytics tool. All you have to do is type “facebook report” into Wolfram Alpha. Just click the button that says “Analyze my Facebook data,” allow it to access your data, and bam. Tons of personalized data about your Facebook universe. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. …

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The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back it up. And a top-level Facebook engineer has just revealed much of the extent of it. Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP …

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Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to name a couple of these visual transformations. Thanks to a find over at Laughing Squid (Via The World’s Best Ever …

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Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content

Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes the form of accusing Facebook of being unfriendly towards privacy now that they are a publicly traded company. The status …

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