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IBM Predicts Mind Reading Machines

Posted: December 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: IBM, News From the web, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on IBM Predicts Mind Reading Machines

IBM Five-In-Five

Century-old technology behemoth IBM has done some pretty wild things in it’s time. They’ve dragged us from Keypunch through Typesetting and on to Supercomputing technology.

So when the behemoth makes a prediction, the world listens, even when it’s outlandish.

IBM has predicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognise who they are dealing with. Each year since 2006, IBM has released Five-In-Five, a list of 5 predictions for the future of tech, 5 innovations that will have a profound effect in the next 5 years.

The latest IBM Five-in-Five predictions were based on social trends and research which the New York State-based company expected to begin bearing fruit by the year 2017.

You might want to start practicing being nice to machines, IBM says “Imagine you will be able to walk up to an ATM machine to securely withdraw money by simply speaking your name or looking into a tiny sensor that can recognise the unique patterns in the retina of your eye” Read the full article »»»»

Facebook Security Update: Call Your Friends

Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Social Media, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Security Update: Call Your Friends


In a blog entry on Thursday, Facebook stated that about 600,000 log-ins every day are compromised. In it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, under update/10150335022240766, Facebook claims to have locked it’s site down with new clever security policies, the best of which is Call a Friend?

Controlling how you share content on Facebook is quite complex and will probably make your head hurt, but it’s essential that you take a good look at the settings and decide for yourself what you want to share and with whom, from where.

“Today, we wanted to give you an update on some new features we will be testing in the coming weeks – Trusted Friends and App Passwords – and remind you of the many user tools we offer to help keep you secure on Facebook”

Whenever Facebook opens it’s considerable mouth, it seems to do the exact opposite to the words that fall out. Security site Sophos, was in the first to jump on the (what ever the opposite to security is . . . ) issues Facebook is having with it’s stats.

The infographic Facebook has posted on it’s blog and  scribd.com introducing it’s new security features, seems to indicate that Facebook in-fact has a considerable security problem? :: Read the full article »»»»