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A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Paychecks Exposed: Google, Apple, Facebook and More >> CNBC
Apple, Facebook and Google recently agreed to drop a non-compete clause from their contracts (because the government told them to). Now their staff are potentially poachable. Turns out Google pays less than others, according to Glassdoor.com.
Big Data. New Physics. >> Jeff Jonas
A man of few words, but they're well-chosen.
Verizon Wireless really screwed up the Samsung Tab with pricing and policy >> ZDNet
"..moments after leaving the store, I read the fine print on the Verizon Wireless receipt. I have just now confirmed what the Samsung Tab will really cost me to operate on Verizon Wireless's network.
"First off, if you purchase from Verizon Wireless and decide that the Tab is not for you, you will be hit with a $70 restocking fee. If that's not bad enough, if you return it after three days of having purchased it, you will not be credited back your $35 activation fee either. Oh, did I forget to tell you about that fee? Yeah, in addition to the price of acquisition, Verizon also throws a $35 activation fee onto your first bill.
"The above would be bad enough, but it gets worse. The receipt that you get when you purchase the Tab has an estimated monthly bill on it. Since I opted for the $20 per month for 1GB, the first estimated monthly payment was a whopping $88.36!! Needless to say, this sounded alarm bells so I called Verizon Wireless to discuss it."
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NHS.uk allowing Google, Facebook, and others to track you >> Wilted buttercup
"The NHS is allowing Google, Facebook, and others to track your http://www.nhs.uk/ browsing habits, regardless of the fact that people use the page to seek medical advice. It was recently pointed out to me that the NHS Choices website's social features include the Facebook Like button (see e.g. the page on Testicular Cancer). Due to the fact that the standard method of Facebook Like button deployment is intrusive to say the least, I thought I would look into identifying which third party companies have been given permission to track users on NHS Choices, and my results are rather disconcerting.
Editing your Google Docs on the go >> Official Google Docs Blog
Assuming you have the screen real estate and the patience, you can now edit your Google Docs on the train. Remember when you used to laugh at the people editing Word documents on Windows Mobile phones?
Connecting the Dots of the Mortgage Meltdown >> Orgnet
Stunning visual representation of how many mortgages were tied up in one synthetic CDO. Made possible by the US SEC having such detailed filings. Does the FSA or other UK government agency offer the same?
New Asprox Facebook Spam Campaign >> M86 Security Labs Blog
Pretends to be from Facebook security. Imagine if Facebook were a bank. Though with all those virtual credits, it sort of is.
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