Copyright scare spreads on Facebook

A status update hoax fills Facebook feeds with bogus legalese, Kindle Fire is Cyber Monday's hot seller, and Google forces reviewers to use real names.

Tuesday's CNET Update has a cyber-shopping hangover:


Today's tech news roundup looks at the Cyber Monday shopping surge and how Amazon's Kindle Fire was a hot seller.

Also, don't be fooled by the status updates spreading on Facebook about copyright. It's a hoax. Nothing that you put in your status message will change the policies you agree to when you sign up for an online service.

In Apple news, iPhone owners can use Siri in some Chevy cars next year, with Chevy MyLink. And the new iMac all-in-one desktops will be on sale Friday.

And change is coming for Android users: If you want to write a review about an app or product in the Google Play store, you'll have to use your real name with a Google+ account.

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