Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Link: Misplaced fear about Facebook Messenger for Android

All of this hubbub over the new Facebook Messenger is not only hilarious, but it just shows how incredibly misinformed the average person is when it comes to technology. As the linked article points out, the permissions that the messenger app requests are completely normal and required by tens of thousands of other apps out there.

Now, let's not forget who Facebook is - and how they make their money. There's no doubt that one should worry about their privacy when using Facebook, but this whole conspiracy theory about the new Messenger is just outrageous.

From TechRepublic: Misplaced fear about Facebook Messenger for Android
With that said, don't be afraid to install the Facebook Messenger app and get your social media chat on. - Jack Wallen, TechRepublic

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Albuquerque Police Department Traffic Unit - Old Town, NM

Took a trip down to Old Town, Albuquerque earlier today with my family as we were already in the area for something else. I've been meaning to take some photos of Albuquerque police units as there currently aren't any photos online with a Creative Commons license.

While walking on San Felipe St I noticed this unit, which I believe is part of their traffic division, parked off to the side. It actually made for a really good photo opportunity although I noticed the unit is a bit dirty (oh well). Hopefully next time I'm in the ABQ area I'll see some more units I can take pictures of.

Note: These photos are licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 license and are available in full resolution at the Wikimedia Commons: Picture 1 / Picture 2