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CNET UK Podcast 196: Be careful what you say on Twitter

This week we urge caution in what you say on Twitter, wonder how the Ministry of Defence has lost so many laptops and run down the best products and apps we've seen this week

This week, in light of another Twitter scandal over what elected representatives say on the thought-casting service, we ask if people should be a little more prudent about what they punch into 140 characters. We also look at the news in a week when the Ministry of Defence admitted to have lost an awful lot of laptops, many of which weren't encrypted. Scary stuff.

News
MoD has 'lost, or had stolen' 340 laptops in the last two years
Nokia profits down by 40 per cent
Facebook hits 500 million users
Microsoft to give every employee a Windows Phone

Crave
Flipboard for iPad
Skype for iPhone
Buffalo Blu-ray burner

Feature
This week Cardiff councillor John Dixon tweeted: "I didn't know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off." He could potentially lose his job over this, but should people be held to account over things said on Twitter? What would happen if everyone on Twitter played it safe? Surely the service would immediately become pointless? Tell us your view in the comments section below, via Twitter or Facebook. Just don't let your boss catch you.

Single-syllable review
This week, it's Luke's turn to review a product using only a single syllable or sound. He chose the Shure SE535 earphones, the proper review of which you can read at the link earlier in this sentence. 

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