April 2018

How to verify disc health with a smart control (HDD-SSD)

There are many tools to check the health of hard drives, which detect S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic data and report if there are any deterioration or other problems.    SMART stands for “Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology” and works only if supported/enabled by BIOS/UEFI.   Many times this data has to be taken with precaution, since a ‘passed’ test does not […]

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Facebook: deactivate photo tag suggestions

Facebook has long since introduced facial recognition of photographs to facilitate TAG activity for users.  This means that when you add a photo with friends/parents/etc… the system recognises their faces directly in the photo and suggests the tags to insert.  Obviously the function is two-way, as your acquaintances will also be able to tag you by suggestion.   If you want to disable this feature, and thus prevent Facebook scripts from analyzing other people’s photos by looking for your face, you can do the following:  On Facebook, at the top, next to the padlock symbol,  there is a small arrow pointing downwards, click on it and go to ‘Settings’.  In the new page that opens, from the left panel go to ‘Journal and added tags’   go to the ‘How do I manage people’s added tags and tag suggestions’ section 

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