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Bryan Duxbury and Adam Ellsworth loved playing Super Mario Bros. as kids. Now, as adults, they've turned the classic NES video game into a cool DIY project with help from membership-based workspace TechShop.
Social-networking giant announces it has discovered that a data broker was buying identifying user information from app developers.
On today's show, we're predicting what Barnes and Noble will announce tomorrow for the Nook--early mockups seem to indicate a mystery hook on the bottom that could maybe, uh, attach to your belt-loop? Also, Google admits that the 600GB of data "fragments" it collected from its Street View cars might kind of, funnily enough, include email addresses, passwords, and complete email text. Oh, and phone numbers. Great. --Molly
An in-depth look at how much Facebook applications know about the users who opt into them, and what it means in the bigger scheme of things.
Many of the massive social network's most popular apps are sharing users' personally identifiable data with ad and Internet-tracking companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A report has it that the top app makers on the social network have been selling and sharing user data? That may mean some of them have grown too powerful even for Facebook to rein in.
In earnings call news, only Steve Jobs can give an earnings call this much drama: a five-minute rant on how Android isn't open, but even if it was open, it would still fail, like that oh-so-open Microsoft Plays For Sure. (What?) Plus, the executive shakeups continue at Microsoft. --Molly
A report from CreditCards.com suggests some lenders may be examining would-be borrowers' social networks to see if they associate with creditworthy friends.
In response to queries by CNET News.com, specialized search engine discloses marketing business that sells data about people's social-network ties.
The start-up aggregates social-networking profiles and, through TrustFuse, opens the possibility of selling that data to marketers.