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George Takei, Young Activists and Facebook Team Up to Make HRC Logo a Mega-Meme

As you’ve probably noticed, your Facebook feed turned red last Monday when all of your friends, particularly those in the US or with US friends, including people you had no idea had an opinion on gay marriage, changed their profile pictures to a little pink or white equals sign on a red background. The symbol […]

Privacy winds blow through Clouds towards Switzerland • The Register

Unsafe harbour Companies with links to the US will have to prove they are not simply shipping all data to the US, and this may prove impossible. The lack of oversight and control over use of the US PATRIOT Act renders the whole Safe Harbor agreement effectively meaningless, yet companies without such links will only […]

Data cops: Facebook privacy plans must be ‘modified’ • The Register

Facebook remains tied to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement that “prohibits the company from changing privacy settings without the affirmative consent of users or misrepresenting the privacy or security of users’ personal information”. Indeed, as of November 2011, Facebook agreed to bi-annual privacy audits for two decades as part of its deal with the […]

Hungover? There’s a ‘cure’ for that as detox patch goes on sale – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent

As usual it’s the comments that make most articles on news sites in my opinion and this is no exception as DJL2 highlights the irresponsible ‘journalism’ at work simply running a press release as news. “…after nine or 10 Martinis…works great” DLJ2 – “that’s 20 units? nearly 3 bottles of wine? fully enough to pose […]

Cadbury Screme Eggs Are Amusingly Rotten in Halloween Spots | Adweek

Hardly surprising that Cadbury recently owned by US mega company Kraft and now owned by another US corporation Mondel?z is now creating Halloween products. Cadbury has finally started recognizing Halloween with its Cadbury Screme Egg, and these three Canadian TV spots for it—by ad agency The Hive in Toronto—are as spooky as ads for candy […]

Twitter Weekly Round Up for 2010-06-06

IRIS is possibly the best invention ever. The less than 1 minute border entry should be rolled out worldwide! # are useless – order placed a week ago while in stock. Called today IVR hell then foreign call centre & out of stock! No delivery # @grahamix I'm surprised you even have a fax […]

Twitter Weekly Round Up for 2010-01-31

loving the 'MyTubeTwittBook' phrase at the end of this BBC article on late night TV in the US # yay to equal rights – Andrew's travel insurance covers me automatically too :-) # @seanthiggins don't forget to check that out… in reply to seanthiggins # – @seanthiggins I was referring to your earlier […]

Spam Mails

It’s been a while since I got some decent spam. This one is from a mr.hamad Samni and he says he has good news! I’m very excited at the prospect of lots of free money! Good Day,Sir/Madam Please Read and get back to me How are you today? Hope all is well. Please be informed […]

Paramount Importance:- About Late Engr. Anthony Douglas

Dear Friend, Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach in starting a relationship, but as time goes you will realize the need for my action. I cannot imagine the surprise this will bring to you, but please be rest […]

Burger King bribes people to ditch Facebook friends

Burger King US has released a new Facebook application that gives users a free Whopper when they delete 10 friends from their profile page. Brilliant. Although disappointingly it only works if you’re in the US… Usually when a friend is removed on Facebook, no announcement is made, however the Burger King application creates an update […]

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