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Google kills 21 rogue Android apps

Mar 2, 2011
Yesterday we told you about a fake version of the Android app Steamy Window, which included a hidden bit of code that took control of your phone,...
Posted In: android, business, gadgets, Google, privacy, security
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Facebook reiterates its plan to give app developers access to users' phone numbers and home addresses

Mar 2, 2011
This is a plan that Facebook first announced several weeks ago but then quickly put on ice after loud objections from privacy groups and concern...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture
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States pushing online gambling

Mar 2, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports that New Jersey seems to be the first state to make a major effort to legalize online gambling as a means of...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, gambling, government, Law, new jersey
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Android app hacked

Mar 1, 2011
Seems like we've been hearing about the security vulnerabilities of Android apps for a while and here's a test case. Steamy Window is a silly...
Posted In: android, apps, business, gadgets, privacy, security, trojan
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Facebook app helps you break up couples

Feb 28, 2011
Let's say you really like someone and want to date them but they're with someone else. And let's also say you're a horrible uncaring monster of a...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Facebook, horrible, monster people, social media, sorrow
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AT&T will sell Kindles

Feb 28, 2011
Starting March 6th, you can get a Kindle from an AT&T store. AT&T announced today it will sell the Amazon Kindle 3G - you can connect over...
Posted In: Amazon, at&t, business, Entertainment, Kindle, social media, Web Culture
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Schumer wants a more secure WiFi

Feb 28, 2011
Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on website operators like Amazon and Twitter to encrypt their sites, change from HTTP to HTTPS addresses...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, government, policy, privacy, Twitter
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Facebook share and like buttons are merging

Feb 28, 2011
Okay, so here we have a seemingly minor Facebook design change that could be of no significance whatsoever BUT what have we learned about tech...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture
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Groupon expands into China

Feb 28, 2011
Groupon has opened a site called GaoPeng.com in China, bringing their approach to the group buying model to China (and the Chinese market) for the...
Posted In: business, China, groupon, Web Culture, world
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Winners and losers of Google algorithm change emerge

Feb 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has an update a few days into Google's rather significant change to its search mechanism. It's a change that was aimed at...
Posted In: business, Google, search, social media, Web Culture

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