Facebook To Change Its Privacy Settings, CEO confirmed

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Facebook have been around for more than 5 years making and sharing with friends from all over the world. Yet as the number of uses grew to about 350 million, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg states in his letter (below) that it needs to simplify its network settings in order to better protect users from theft and impose a better and more secure privacy settings.

Here is a quote of Mr. Zuckerberg's open letter regarding the matter:

"Facebook’s current privacy model revolves around “networks” —

"... as Facebook has grown, some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy. Almost 50 percent of all Facebook users are members of regional networks, so this is an important issue for us. If we can build a better system, then more than 100 million people will have even more control of their information.

The plan we’ve come up with is to remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone."

Click here to read the full report.

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Healthy and Independent Living: 10 Helpful Technologies for the Elderly

Healthy and independent living for the elderly
Healthy and independent living for the elderly

Getting older is an inevitable stage of our human existence. When you're in that age, you can either stay at home or live in home cares where many health providers can attend to your needs. However, the second option wouldn't be much better if you have these technologies to stay healthy, safe and independent in the comforts of your own home.

The increasing trends in monitoring and reminder systems are reaching for the senior members of our society. These technologies are being integrated in home care institutions, to assist health providers and residential homes as well, to support independent living.

There is an enormous list of technologies available on the web, but in this article I've listed down 10 helpful technologies for the elderly.

1) Carebots - robot caregivers

Carebot's caring for grandma
Carebot's caring for grandma

2) eNeighbor System - wireless sensor

3) Home Life Support Robots

4) WIFI Monitoring Wristband - for precise locator system

5) Living Room Systems - home network reminder system

6) Pet Robots - for robotic therapy

7) Autonomous Wheelchair - for the disabled seniors

8 Home Appliances with remote control systems

Telemedicine enables older patients to stay at home while being treated online
Telemedicine enables older patients to stay at home while being treated online

9) Laptop or Desktop - for web browsing and constant communication with loved ones

Grandma is using the internet to boost her memory
Grandma is using the internet to boost her memory

10) Telemedicine - for do-it-yourself guided online treatments

If you decide to live with your family beyond your golden age, you might as well prepare early because some of these are quite expensive.

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