Loaded: This hard drive will self-destruct


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IT'S FRIDAY, APRIL 15. I'M NATALI MORRIS, AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED.
[*] NEW LEGISLATION IN EUROPE WILL LET USERS TURN
OFF THE COOKIES IN THEIR BROWSER IF THEY DON'T WANT THEIR WEB
ACTIVITY TO BE TRACKED. THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS BEEN WORKING TO REQUIRE
THE WEB ADVERTISING INDUSTRY TO GET PERMISSION BEFORE
THEY START TRACKING PEOPLE. NOW THE INTERNET ADVERTISING BUREAU
EUROPE HAS NEW RULES THAT WILL REQUIRE THIS.
[*] HERE IN THE U.S., THE DO-NOT-TRACK PRIVACY
FEATURE IN BROWSERS IS NOT YET REQUIRED BUT APPLE MAY BE ADDING IT TO
SAFARI ANYWAY. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS THAT LION, THE NEXT
VERSION OF APPLE'S OS-X, WILL HAVE THE DO NOT TRACK OPTION IN APPLE'S
WEB BROWSER. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN OPT NOT TO HAVE YOUR WEB HABITS
TRACKED AND THE DATA COULD NOT BE SOLD OR USED BY AD NETWORKS.
[*] THIS HARD DRIVE WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN 5 SECONDS.
IMAGINE A DRIVE THAT CAN REALLY DO THAT! TOSHIBA ANNOUNCED HARD
DRIVES THAT CAN. THEY ARE SELF-ENCRYPTING DRIVES THAT DETECT IF
THE DRIVE HAS FALLEN INTO THE WRONG HANDS. IF THE DRIVE IS PLUGGED INTO
AN UNKNOWN COMPUTER, IT WILL SECURELY WIPE OUT ALL OF ITS DATA
OR SIMPLY DENY ACCESS TO THE OFFENDING SNEAK. THE DRIVES ARE DUE OUT LATER
THIS YEAR. [*]
GMAIL HAS JUST ADDED THE ABILITY TO SET YOUR OWN BACKGROUND IMAGE IN
YOUR EMAIL PAGE. THIS IS KIND OF FUN. YOU CAN DO THIS IN THE THEMES TAB
ON THE SETTINGS PAGE. [*]
YOU CAN NOW CONTROL YOUR NETFLIX QUEUE WITH MICROSOFT KINECT. THIS
UPDATE TO THE MOTION CONTROLLED XBOX 360 CAME OUT ON THURSDAY.
THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN WAVE YOUR WAY THROUGH YOUR MOVIE QUEUE
AND SELECT, PLAY, PAUSE, AND STOP THE ENTERTAINMENT ALL BY THE WAVE
OF THE HAND OR VOICE COMMAND. JUST DON'T YELL "STOP" DURING A CHASE
SCENE OR YOUR MOVIE MIGHT JUST STOP. [*]
YOU CAN SOON BUY A NOOK COLOR IN STAPLES STORES. THE BARNES AND
NOBLE E-READER WAS PREVIOUSLY ONLY FOR SALE ONLINE OR IN BARNES AND
NOBLE STORES. STAPLES WILL START CARRYING IT ON MAY 1 FOR $249 BUT YOU
WILL MISS OUT ON THE IN-STORE-ONLY SPECIALS LIKE FREE BOOKS OR
DISCOUNTED COFFEE. YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE THAT NOOK TO THE BOOKSTORE
LATER FOR THAT. [*]
EA SPORTS ANNOUNCED A LAUNCH DATE FOR MADDEN NFL 12. THE FOOTBALL
VIDEO GAME WILL LAUNCH ON AUGUST 30, WHETHER THE NFL SEASON KICKS
OFF OR NOT. NO PLAYER HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE COVER YET. ESPN IS STILL
HOLDING A VOTE SO HEAD ON OVER TO ESPN TO SELECT YOUR PICK.
[*] THAT'S YOUR NEWS OF THE DAY. I'LL SEE YOU
TOMORROW. I'M NATALI MORRIS WITH CNET AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.