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Facebook caught red-handed?Yahoo is working on a universal log-in system called Y Connect, Mike Tyson is returning to Punch Out, and Facebook is apparently sharing user data--a violation its own terms of service.
-It's Monday, October 18th. I'm Natali Del Conte back from maternity leave and happy to be here with you again. It's time to get loaded. Facebook is showing personally identifiable information of users with advertising and internet tracking companies who kind of already knew this. A Wallstreet Journal investigation found that Facebook was doing this in violation of its own rules. User names and the names of user's friend were found to be reported to at least 25 ad and data firms. Facebook told CNET that they are working to dramatically limit this. Yahoo is launching a universal log in program called Y Connect. This is like Facebook Connect where you sign in to sites with log in requirements with your Yahoo ID. We don't have a timeline for this feature. It's expected to launch soon. Youtube Leanback is now part of Google TV. This is the auto play version of Youtube that new videos consecutively that it thinks that you will enjoy. It does make Youtube watching on your TV a lot easier because you don't wanna constantly have to navigate through videos on your TV, but then again, how much Youtube do you really wanna sit back and watch on your couch. And the Sony version of Google TV looks like it hit store shelves early. Sony said the TV would go on sale on October 24, but Best Buy scouts report that they shipped early. So, if you wanna be an early [unk], run on out to Best Buy pronto. And the Wii no longer requires a disk to play Netflix movies. Last week, the Play Station removed the disk requirement. And this week, Nintendo caught up. To get Netflix streaming on your Wii, download the application in the Wii Shop Channel. And we are one step closer to being able to use our own cable boxes. Late last week, the FCC moved to open up the retail market for companies that make cable boxes and DVRs. This means that you wouldn't be locked in to the cable box or DVR that you're cable company choses, thus giving us a choice in an area where we haven't really had much choice before. And finally, Mike Tyson is returning to his famous Punch-Out game, but not on the Nintendo Console. A new version of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is coming to the iPhone. The boxing game was a classic on the Nintendo entertainment system, but Tyson was dropped from recent versions of the game after his license with Nintendo expired. The iPhone version will come from a company called Rock Software who very likely could be sued by Nintendo when this game comes out next month. Those are your headlines for today. I will see you tomorrow with more. Thank you for watching. I'm Natali Del Conte with cnet.com and you've just been loaded.