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Submission + - Google Reader shares private data, ruins Christmas (

Felipe Hoffa writes: One week ago Google Reader's team decided showing your private data to all your GMail contacts. No need to opt-in, no way to opt-out. Complaints haven't been answered. Some users share their problems, including one family that won't be able to enjoy this Christmas due to this "feature". Will this start happening with all Google products?

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Submission + - Fake Steve Jobs getting sued by Apple is a HOAX (

themurph2099 writes: Earlier today both Slashdot and Digg have had articles promoted to their front pages that cover the story of the Fake Steve Jobs being threatened by Apple over "trade secrets". There have been several posts on Fake Steve's blog, and the entire thing has been played out like it is real. There's only one's not.

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.