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+ - Bell Canada to Collect User Data for Advertising->

Submitted by beerdragoon
beerdragoon (1142579) writes "One of Canada's biggest mobile and TV providers will soon begin collecting detailed information on usage patterns of its subscribers. Starting November 16th, Bell plans on using this information to provide targeted ads for subscribers. According to Bell this policy will allow customers 'to receive Internet advertising that's relevant to them rather than the random online advertising they're receiving now.' Customers have until the 16th to opt out of the targeted ads, but there doesn't appear to be a way to opt out of the data collection. Apparently this is not illegal, but it is certainly considered unethical by many."
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+ - EA Responds to its Appearance in the Worst Company in America Poll->

Submitted by beerdragoon
beerdragoon (1142579) writes "EA's CEO Peter Moore has responded to the company's appearance in the finals for the Consumerist's Worst Company In America poll. While he did accept some responsibility for some of EA's past failings, he seems completely oblivious to the real reasons why EA is in the finals for the second year in a row."
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+ - Hostess is Going Out of Business-> 2

Submitted by beerdragoon
beerdragoon (1142579) writes "It is the end of an era. Hostess Brands Inc, the maker of the Twinkie, is going out of business. Apparently unable to negotiate a contract with it's 18,500+ employees, the company has decided to halt all manufacturing and close it's doors for good. If you are one of the people that still eats Twinkies, HoHos or DingDongs then you might want to hit your local convenience store and stock up now!"
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+ - Samsung Sends Free Galaxy SIII to Dragon Doodler->

Submitted by beerdragoon
beerdragoon (1142579) writes "A Canadian man received a one of a kind, customized Galaxy SIII from Samsung. How? He sent them a drawing of a dragon he made and asked for a new phone in return. The Samsung social media team responded instead by sending him a drawing of a kangaroo riding a unicorn. The exchange generated a lot of attention and as a way of saying thank you, Samsung provided a shiny new SIII, customized with the drawing of his dragon."
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+ - Canadians #TellVicEverything in Response to Bill C-30->

Submitted by beerdragoon
beerdragoon (1142579) writes "In order to protest the governments new Internet snooping legislation, some Canadians have started a somewhat unorthodox protest. Vic Toews, the minister responsible for tabling the legislation, has had his twitter account bombarded with tweets regarding the boring, banal aspects of regular Canadians lives. The idea is that since Toews wants to know everything about your personal life, we should oblige him and #TellVicEverything."
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