Facebook’s Zuckerberg Drops a Bomb


English: Barack Obama and en:Mark Zuckerberg t...

English: Barack Obama and en:Mark Zuckerberg talk before a private meeting where Obama dined with technology business leaders in . Also shown, from left: Carol Bartz, Yahoo! President and CEO; Art Levinson, Genentech Chairman and former CEO; Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and CEO of Google. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The U.S. Government Is a Threat to Internet Security
Suddenly, he’s an activist again!
Mark Zuckerberg went as far as to call out the government as a security threat to his engineers’ work at Facebook:

“This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”

‘Zuckerberg wrote that he even called President Barack Obama to express his frustrations. “Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform,” he wrote…’
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The Walking Internet
The ‘Most Connected Man’ in the World
’45-year-old Chris Dancy is known as the most connected man in the world. He has between 300 and 700 systems running at any given time, systems that capture real-time data about his life.

‘His wrists are covered with a variety of wearable technology, including the fitness wristband tracker Fitbit and the Pebble smartwatch. He weighs himself on the Aria Wi-Fi scale, uses smartphone controlled Hue lighting at home and sleeps on a Beddit mattress cover to track his sleep.

‘Even Dancy’s dogs are tracked via Tagg, which logs its daily activities…’
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Neuroplasticity: 8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains
‘Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.

‘Every emerging study and opinion piece is hotly disputed, yet each brings us closer to understanding how tech can fundamentally alter our minds. Below, we list some of the major ways tech has rewired our brains, for better or worse…’
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Why You Should Stop Constantly Upgrading Your Smartphone
We’re at ‘innovation plateau,’ and latest isn’t that much better
‘“There are 5.6 billion adults in the world, and one day they all should have a cellphone,” said Kyle Wiens, the co-founder of iFixit, a site that publishes repair manuals for electronics. “To make that happen, we’re going to have to make sure that any phone manufactured today lasts for 10 years.”

‘The main points are: Use your phone for more than two years, ideally three; when you run into trouble, try to repair, not replace it; and when you’re done with it, trade it in. When you’re looking for a new phone, don’t just consider the latest high-end devices; many people will find last year’s best phone just as useful as the newest one. You might even consider buying a used phone instead of a new one…’
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Where Is the Flight 370? 16 Possible Scenarios
Play detective and enjoy guessing
See also: Timeline: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

‘For days now an ever-expanding gap in information has been filled with theories echoing across Facebook, Reddit and aviation forums for speculating pilots — the Professional Pilots Rumour Network is a good one in particular. They range from the most likely (a catastrophic event), to the possible (a hijacking) to the insane (think LOST), and everyone is playing detective in the hunt for the vanished jet.

‘But what’s possible? Mashable spoke to Todd Curtis, former aviation safety engineer at Boeing and creator of AirSafe.com, to find out…’

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