safety

Thu
15
Jun
John Lister's picture

Facebook Refines 'Safety Check' for Crisis Events

Facebook has announced four changes to its Safety Check feature for dealing with local crises. The changes will offer more detail about what's currently happening, coordinate local help, and help make fundraising easier. Safety Check is a feature ... that lets people in the geographic area of a natural disaster, terror attack or other crisis quickly mark themselves as "safe." The idea is that this saves people exchanging a plethora of messages in order to check if somebody is OK. That's particularly important with voice calls and text messages, which can easily overload local ... (view more)

Thu
09
Feb
John Lister's picture

Facebook makes it Easier to Help in Crisis, Disaster

Facebook is to make it easier for people to offer practical help after a crisis or natural disaster. It's an update to an existing tool for people to check up on loved ones. When triggered, the "Safety Check" feature will check which Facebook users ... are in the relevant physical area, based on their IP address or the location information on their mobile device. They'll then be asked to choose options of "I'm safe" or "I'm not in the area." Their Facebook friends will then see them listed as safe. The idea is that publicizing somebody as being " ... (view more)

Tue
11
Oct
John Lister's picture

Samsung Permanently Discontinues Note 7 Amidst Exploding Smartphones

What's worse than a bunch of smartphones catching fire? A company that recalls them, reissues them, and the reissued ones also going up in flames. That's what's happened to Samsung with its Galaxy Note 7 handset, which ultimately led the company to ... permanently discontinue and abandon the model altogether. Launched in August, 2016, the Samsung Note 7 originally received great reviews and was listed by some as not only among the best Samsung phones, but also the best of any phones running the Android operating system. Like previous Samsung Note models, it has a huge screen that ... (view more)

Tue
13
Sep
John Lister's picture

Tesla Auto: Perfect, Hands-Free Safety 'Impossible'

Elon Musk, the man behind the Tesla electric cars, says that the "Autopilot" and other self-driving systems will never be perfectly safe. Instead, he insists that safety for such features is improving, and the latest changes would have prevented a ... recent death. In the case of Tesla models, the autopilot cars are not fully autonomous in the same way as self-driving cars, such as Google's test vehicles . Instead, the technology is pitched somewhere between such cars and the far more common 'cruise control' feature. The Autopilot feature on the Tesla Model S combines a windshield camera, a radar ... (view more)

Tue
17
Nov
John Lister's picture

4M use Facebook Safety Check after Paris Attack

Facebook says more than four million Parisians used its "Safety Check" feature to reassure friends they were safe after last weeks terrorist attacks in Paris . But the company has been forced to explain why it did not activate the feature for ... bombings in Beirut. The Safety Check feature was introduced to help people quickly and easily let others know they are safe during a disaster situation. The idea is to help cut down the number of phone calls and text messages sent asking if somebody is OK, or to let others know they are OK. That in turn is designed to reduce the pressures on ... (view more)

Fri
11
Apr
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Is Google Glass a Threat to Privacy and Safety?

Is Google Glass a threat to privacy and safety? A recent survey seems to suggest exactly that. Google Glass , which remains in the development stage, is a special headset that allows users to access emails, text messages, navigation data, and more. ... The device can also be used to snap pictures and record video, which can then be uploaded to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Currently, Google is testing Google Glass using "explorers" -- or freelance agents who were given an early build of the device in exchange for their feedback on its overall functionality. Privacy, ... (view more)

Mon
08
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Windows Live Family Safety 16.4.3505', and 'Windows Live Mesh 16.4.3505'

Windows Live Family Safety 16.4.3505 Keeping your kids safe online can be worrisome and complicated. Now, Windows Live Family Safety is available to help make it easier for you. Family Safety provides a website and a free program that you install on ... whatever computers your kids use. Once it's operating, this free software enables you to give your kids a measure of independence but still keep tabs on their computer-based activities. http://microsoft.com Windows Live Mesh 16.4.3505 With Windows Live Mesh and the Devices website, you can keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Political Pressures Suppress Cellphone Safety Research

The agency in charge of U.S. road safety kept secret hundreds of pages of data about the dangers of using cellphones while driving. The former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says he feared publishing the details could ... jeopardize Congressional funding. Dr. Jeffrey Runge says the data was so compelling that he wanted to write to all of the country's state governors and warn them of the dangers. He also wanted to publish the data, including a July 2003 memo concluding with the advice that "drivers not use wireless communication devices, including text messaging ... (view more)

Fri
15
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'System Safety Monitor', and 'Outlook Attachment Enabler'

System Safety Monitor System Safety Monitor (SSM) allows you to track down Microsoft Windows operating system activity in real-time and to prevent undesirable actions from various malware and Spyware programs. SSM's main goal is to discover and ... block malicious actions of any application. http://syssafety.com/product.html Outlook Attachment Enabler Control what attachments Outlook has deemed to be unsafe and be free to open any attachment you like. You can also add to the default list of blocked attachment types. http://www.veign.com/download_app.asp?app=109 (view more)

Fri
25
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'99 Useful Run Commands', and 'Windows Live Safety Center'

99 Useful Run Commands Do you use the Run feature in Windows XP? For many users, this feature is rarely used. The reason being: nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or a Utility, Tool or Task that can be ... accessed through Windows. The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands. So, to solve that problem, here are 99 Run Commands and what they correspond to. http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/20/42/ Windows Live Safety Center Windows Live Safety Center is a new, free Microsoft service designed to help ensure ... (view more)

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