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TECHNOBYTE for 28 November 2014

The LG G Watch R is designed to help you stay connected, it features the latest Android Wear OS, and access to thousands of apps, as well as your favourite social networking sites. In addition, it gives you state-of-the-art navigation tools, the ability to set reminders, and the power to search the web in an instant. The LG W110 G Watch R is wrapped in a sleek metal case that's dust and water resistant, and features a long-lasting battery and interchangeable bands so you can change your look in seconds.

http://www.lg.com/us/smart-watches/lg-W110-g-watch-r

Facebook is sending users a lengthy email detailing changes to its privacy policy that'll start on January 1, 2015. Facebook is launching a tool called Privacy Basics that'll show users who can see what they share. A longstanding problem with Facebook is that it's not always clear who can see the photos, updates, links, etc. you post.

The Privacy Basics tool walks you through that and gives you other tips like how to remove your name when someone tags you in a photo. Facebook will also give you better control over the types of ads you see. Before, if you opted out of a certain type of ad on the desktop version of Facebook, there was a chance you'd still see it on the smartphone or tablet version. Facebook will now save those settings across all versions.

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-privacy-policy-change-2014-11

Twitter will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday. The feature, called "app graph," will allow the company to see what other applications users may have installed on phones or other devices. "To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in," the company said on its site.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/27/us-twitter-apps-idUSKCN0JB1VU20141127


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