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gunner_von_diamond (3461783) writes "In order to use many websites and social networks, you have to forfeit a certain amount of your privacy. But one San Diego firm is willing to pay you for the privilege of following you around as you browse the web, make searches and use social networks. For $100 (£60) a month, Luth Research will track your every move online before selling it to the highest bidder, typically companies looking to advertise on the web. As well as tracking browsing history, web searches, time spent on social networks and the user’s location, participants are also asked to complete survey questions about their behaviour. This means clients can ask participants follow-up questions about why they choose to visit certain sites, or more details about their movements. All the information is collected through a virtual private network connection, and the data is securely routed through Luth Research’s servers." Link to Original Source top
gunner_von_diamond (3461783) writes "I was just reading a story on./ from 10 years ago today, about Lasik Eye Surgery. Personally, I've had Lasik done and loved every single part of the surgery. I went from wearing contacts/glasses every day to having 20/15 vision! In the older post, everyone seemed to be cautious about it, waiting for technical advances to get the surgery done. In present day, the surgery is fairly inexpensive [even for a programmer:) ], takes about 10-15 minutes for the actual surgery, and I recovered from the surgery that same day. So my question is, what is holding everyone else back from being reliant on contacts and/or glasses?" Link to Original Source top
Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights to South Park
gunner_von_diamond (3461783) writes "From the PC Mag Article: If you're a fan of South Park, you better be a fan of Hulu as well. Specifically, Hulu Plus. The creators of the funny, foul-mouthed animated TV show have signed a deal with the online streaming service. Valued at more than $80 million, the three-year deal grants Hulu exclusive rights to stream the 240+ episode back catalog of South Park in addition to all new episodes (as soon as they've aired on Comedy Central). "This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios," said creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in a statement." Link to Original Source