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10 Things We Wish We Could Opt Out of on Facebook

Facebook may have changed the way we communicate, keep up with long lost friends and pretend that we're doing actual work in the office, but it has come at a great cost to privacy. Now the federal government is forcing the social networking giant to ask all 800 million of their users if they wish to “opt out” of certain settings and features that might expose some of their personal information to the entire world.

We applaud these efforts to ensure our privacy, and we think it should be taken even further. Facebook should not only make sure that our most sensitive information isn't exposed to the general public, but they should also ask us if we want to “opt out” of the most annoying causes of social networking headaches that have spread like some virtual flesh eating bacteria that cannot be stopped.

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Tech Tuesday – Verizon to Sell Your Online Information to Advertisers

If you're a Verizon customer, you may have noticed or maybe not, the change in Verizon's privacy policy for using their service. They have been sending out emails, but it is possible that you thought it was just another ad. Well, it's not. Verizon will be selling your Web browsing history, cell phone location and app usage, for third-party marketing purposes. The bright side is, you can opt-out!

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The Best Slow Motion Fails [VIDEOS]

Even if you are a good person you love to watch people fail at something, especially when that fail happens to be hilarious and in slow motion. Pretty much every single mishap in the world is on video these days and even a new born baby has a YouTube account so everything is uploaded almost immediately

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Tech Tuesday – Magic Mirror will Let You Surf from the Bathroom

The New York Times R&D Lab is releasing info on a new mirror, dubbed "The Magic Mirror", that allows you to have access to the internet from your bathroom. It's built using Microsoft's Kinect Motion Sensing Technology for physical cues and voice recognition to give you the information you want, when you want it. I don't know about you, but I talk funny with a toothbrush in my mouth.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Jordan Laws Puts Scenes From Classic Movies Together into Rap Song

It's called 'Movie Line Rhymes" and it is one of the coolest videos to hit the internet in a while.  I can't even imagine how much time had to be dedicated to this fun project.

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Using the Internet Could Affect Your Memory

Seems Internet resources such as search engines could make you less likely to recall information.

So says a new study, anyway, which sought to discover how likely people are to remember something if they knew they could also find it on a computer.

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Bathroom-Based Social Network Plungr Promises to ‘Unclog’ Internet [VIDEO]

This month marked Internet Week in NYC, during which web comedian Alex Blagg of A Bajillion Hits introduced Plungr, a pretend (we hope) bathroom-based social media start-up. Plungr, says Blagg, will combine popular social networking sites to create an outlet for bathroom enthusiasts to express their passion for porcelain. That’s right, gone are the days when your friends are left out of cutting edge restroom experiences and the memories flushed away.

Plungr splashes onto the scene in Q5 of this year.

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Mint – Free Online Budget Tracking Tool

After finishing up school and starting a full-time job, I'm starting (or at least attempting) to keep track of my finances and set budget goals before I have to start paying off my student loans. This is where you insert the blood curdling scream

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Photo: Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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What To Do When There’s Nothing To Do- Three Internet-Less Tips

You probably didn't notice, but I haven't blogged nearly as much this week as I usually do. That's because I've had so much electrical/technological drama associated with my mom's new computer that also affected my laptop. It's a long story that's still in the works, but not having the internet for a few days inspired me to write a blog about other things you can do when it isn't available. We as a society are way-too dependent and addicted to the internet, I'll be the first to admit, so here are some alternatives to the hopeless but all-too wonderful cyber world.

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Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images
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Queens Of The Stone Age On Conan [VIDEO]

If you missed The Queens of the Stone Age on Conan O'Brien there is now video footage posted online.  Ahh the magic of the internet.

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Queensbury Man Steals Hotel Internet To Watch Porn

Desperate times call for desperate measure.  Unfortunately for him, those desperate measure have landed him in handcuffs. 

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