Galoo Daily Trends 12.03.2013
One Like – thousand information about you?
Computerworld – Before you “like” a friend’s or company’s post on Facebook, think twice. A new study shows that your Facebook “likes” may be far more revealing than you ever thought.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. announced on Monday that a new study shows that users’ Likes on Facebook alone accurately indicate their race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views.
The study also notes that Facebook Likes could be used to extract sensitive information about almost anyone regularly using Facebook, which is the largest social network, with more than 1 billion global users. (more at: computerworld.com).
Samsung with first official image and new teaser video about Galaxy S4
Samsung has posted a first real image of the Galaxy S IV via its SamsungMobileUS Twitter account, though it appears quite overshadowed with darkness. It looks like the Pebble Blue version blending in deeply with the dark background, so it’s hard to tell.
But this is the first real look at the device from Samsung as opposed to the infinite leaks we’ve seen in the past. The image is captioned, “The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun. Who’s ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14?”. (more at: ndtv.com)
The first teaser video for the Samsung Galaxy S IV was pretty vague with an opening line saying, “It is going to be the most amazing product since the TVs went colour. It is going to be very exciting isn’t it?” The message in the end reads, “Be ready 4 the next Galaxy”.
Now there’s a second teaser titled ‘[SAMSUNG UNPACKED] Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy (Part 2)’, sort of continuing from where the last one left off but is no different from the first. The teaser mostly reiterates the first part featuring a young child tasked with being Samsung’s “secret messenger.” The video hints at the possibility of the S IV having multiple colour options. It isn’t obvious but the kid in the video says, “It’s my favourite colour”.
Netflix says: Virgin is top UK ISP
Netflix has once again provided an update on the best UK and Irish ISPs for streaming video. The video-on-demand service first published this list back in December and based its findings off of the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP in November. Netflix, which has only been in the UK market for a little over a year said in January that it plans to release the list every month.
This month, Netlfix is launching a brand new site for customers to learn about the best ISPs in their country. Dubbed the “Netflix ISP Speed Index,” the website shows the best ISP for each country (the tool includes all of the countries Netflix is active in) as well as the highest, lowest and average speeds.(more at: tomshardware.com)
Lenovo is thinking of buying BlackBerry?
Lenovo’s chief executive has told a French publication he is open to an eventual deal to buy embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry.
In an interview with the French financial newspaper Les Echos, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said that a deal could make sense, but added he would need to analyze the market and understand the importance of the company. Bloomberg spotted and translated the French language publication’s story.(more at: cnet.com)
Dear China, please stop hacking us, sincerely yours, USA
The White House demanded Monday that the Chinese government stop the widespread theft of data from American computer networks and agree to “acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace.”
The demand, made in a speech by President Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon, was the first public confrontation with China over cyberespionage and came two days after its foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, rejected a growing body of evidence that his country’s military was involved in cyberattacks on American corporations and some government agencies.(more at: nytimes.com)