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Tech News for 6-10-09

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 by | Filed Under: In The News
 
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Worried that your family member with Alzheimers will walk to the store and forget where he/she is? A shoemaker and technology company, GTX Corp., is developing shoes with an embedded GPS tracker so that the family members of an Alzheimer’s patient can located their loved one in an emergency.

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Have you ever read the Terms of Service for your Google, Facebook or eBay account? Not staying updated on what some websites are slipping into their Terms of Service can cause problems with the use of your information. No need to worry about keeping track of what websites are doing to their Terms of Services, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has created TOSBack, a website that monitors changes to major website’s Terms of Services so you don’t have to. (www.TOSBack.org).

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The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the Internet connections to Pricewert, LLC., an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to be disconnected after evidence activity such as spamming, hacking and images of child abuse was obtained.

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We continue to hear about how fake Twitter accounts are being created to impersonate public officials, athletes and famous people in society. Now, Twitter has finally decided to combat this problem by introducing Verified Accounts. These accounts will include a special seal to prove that the account belongs to the person or organization that it claims it belongs to. Twitter stated that the new feature should be available during the summer.

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The AppleWorldwide Developers Conference 2009 is planned for this week, taking place from June 8th until June 12th. Rumors of a new iPhone have spread across the Internet even before the conference has started.

~ Bryan Scheiber is a Systems Administrator in Metro Detroit.

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