On Google’s site, they offer several ways to have content removed from someone else’s site. In addition, their site provides a link to steps for getting cached pages removed at http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1663691.
As always, I urge everyone to be extra careful in choosing what you post online about yourselves. As for others, be equally mindful when you plan to post things about someone else online. This is especially important if the information is of personal nature, i.e., address, children’s names, phone numbers, photos, etc. If possible, it is always best to ask permission from the other party before you post this type of information.
Remember, the Internet is similar to a public record, open for everyone to see. Things posted on “personal” pages on social network sites, online forums, photosharing sites and any others, no matter what privacy settings you set, become public when it’s posted.
- Microsoft has released a new version of Skype for Linux. According to the company, Skype 4.0 for Linux offers users easier conversations with the Conversation View, quicker and better quality calls, Call View and better video quality calls. The new version also offers fewer chances of crashes and freezes. In addition, support for two new languages, Czech and Norwegian, has been added.
Minimum system requirements include a 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 100 MB free hard drive space, microphone, speakers or headset, an Internet connection and a video card driver with Xv support. Additional software requirements include Qt 4.6.0, D-Bus 1.0.0 and libasound2 1.0.18.
Learn more at http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/ and http://blogs.skype.com/linux/2012/06/skype_40_for_linux.html.
- Microsoft Reader, a free application that enables one to read eBooks on a PC running Windows, will be discontinued Aug. 30. Users of the software still will be able to use the program to read .lit eBooks; however, availability of new .lit-formatted content ended as of Nov. 8, 2011.
Learn more at http://www.microsoft.com/reader/.
The price of the Jeopardy game channel was been dropped to 99-cents for a limited time on both the Roku and iPad. The game can be played on Roku 2 players and iPads running iOS 3.2 or higher. See the Roku offer at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150914629344737&set=a.447715084736.218903.57450309736&type=3&theater. See the iPad offer at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jeopardy!-hd/id382691801?mt=8.
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