Today’s Tech Sightings:
Virtual Reality continues its advance amid considerable hype, with promising applications in gaming and perhaps even therapy. Game developers project the technology will become mainstream in gaming. But one developer warns that it will be so immersive that “people will fall for it like a drug.”
No matter how hard you try, it is becoming virtually impossible in an increasingly connected world to safeguard the remnants of your privacy that have not been hacked, tracked or siphoned away behind your back. But writer Kris Lahiri offers some options that might help protect your information.
A Brazilian judge Wednesday ordered police to release Facebook’s Latin America vice president, Diego Dzodan, who was detained Tuesday for failing to comply with court orders in a drug trafficking investigation. Facebook called the detention a “disproportionate measure.” This is the latest hurdle Facebook faces while trying to secure its next billion users with its Free Basics initiative, which is already banned in some countries.
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