For Josh Lief, general manager of Virginia International Raceway (VIR), the track’s skid pad became a perfect venue for a gymkhana meet when he was approached by Eric Jacobs early in 2009. As a former autocross racer he could see the potential in the sport as a way to attract new racers and new attendees to the raceway. Facebook tried to put a stop to this and demanded that developers only request access to information that was necessary for the app to work the way it should. This is a fantastic way to show pride for the motorcycle riding club. In a way, Facebook is acting like an operating system — it provides the foundation for smaller applications that tap into the social network’s resources. But it also points out that although it provides privacy protection, no system is perfect. When you fill out a Facebook profile, you can include information ranging from your date of birth to your address to personal contact information. If you know that somehow the dog has gotten out with the collar on (e.g., during a power failure), turn off the fence until the dog comes back.
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