Personal Facebook Info Reportedly Leaked, Gawker Invades Zuckerberg’s Privacy
ThinQ.co.uk reports that a directory containing personal details of over 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on a file-sharing site. That’s about a fifth of Facebook’s total user base.
Gawker’s Valleywag has posted numerous paparazzi-style photos of Mark Zuckerberg, after photographer Nick Stern followed him around. The piece is framed as a way of "turning the tables" on him after he "turned strangers’ intimate moments into riches."
Redmond Pie points to an update to the recent activity section of Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile which indicates he is now an Android user. He had previously mentioned possibly switching to Android after making complaints about the iPhone. This may not mean anything, but it is interesting to know what kind of device the leader of one of the most important sites on the web is using. It could shape some of his thinking.
Mashable looks at a new browser plug-in called Google Alarm that alerts you when your personal information is sent to Google’s servers. It works for Firefox and Chrome. With Apple releasing its extensions gallery for Safari today, it would not be surprising to see it end up there as well.
Last week, Apple announced a delay to the release of the white version of the iphone 4. The Street has an interesting article suggesting that a "light leak" may be the cause of the delay. Gizmodo notes that this is unconfirmed.
CrunchGear has a review of the new Dell Slate, an Android "tablet". Reviewer John Biggs calls it "too big to be a phone and a bit too small to be a tablet." Speed is noted as the biggest draw. He says it’s one of the fastest tablets he’s seen. The size is questionable, however.
News came out yesterday that Yahoo Japan would be going with Google instead of Bing as its provider of search results. eWeek looks at Microsoft’s beef with the deal, and Google’s response. Basically, Microsoft has called it anti-competitive, and Google has said it isn’t. Google maintains that it will only license Yahoo Japan ad technology, rather than supplying ads.
Peter Kafka at MediaMemo says Time’s iPad problem is trouble for every magazine publisher. The problem he refers to is the publisher’s inability to get Apple to let it sell and manage subscriptions for its apps.