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  • Facebook (FB) accidentally shared the phone numbers and email addresses of 6M users to unauthorized viewers over the past year via the Download Your Information tool, although the company's now fixed the bug that caused the problem. What appears to be sparking more anger than the leak is Facebook's admission that it has been creating "shadow profiles" on members by collecting information about them without their permission. The leak occurred because data from shadow and actual profiles were inadvertently merged. (FB blog[View news story]
    "Before you comment, why not tell people something about yourself?" has to be a most ironic question in the context of this particular news.
    Jun 23, 2013. 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI), and Lorillard (LO) say they will appeal a judge's ruling which orders them to place warnings on their products and websites admitting they misled consumers on the risks of smoking. The unsympathetic judge on the high-profile case ordered the tobacco trio to state: "Tobacco companies intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive."  [View news story]
    Could the addition of MSG to certain products to make them tastier be considered an using an addictive element? I think people should inform themselves and take more responsibility for their choices.
    Jan 26, 2013. 01:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Daily State of the Markets: More to the Story?  [View article]
    Is GS shorting everything it's recommending?
    May 26, 2011. 06:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment