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Firefox

Submission + - Happy 8th Birthday Firefox! (benjaminkerensa.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Mozillian Benjamin Kerensa calls fellow Firefox Users and Mozillians to Celebrate Firefox's 8th Birthday.

Submission + - Sears will offer Black Friday deals 5 days early (kcci.com)

nathan34 writes: "Stores run the risk of consumers becoming more discriminatory and more strategic if they wait too long to unveil discounts, Cohen said. Shoppers really start to compare prices once the excitement of early deals wears off and their wallets start to thin out. It's not just start times that are competitive. Retailers from Target to Toys R Us to Best Buy have all unveiled price matching programs designed to bring customers in early.
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Ubuntu

Submission + - SPAM: Top features of Ubuntu 12.10

samdesuja writes: "After a long time finally open source world has a good news. It’s been six months Ubuntu haven’t released any new version of Ubuntu. The last version of Ubuntu was Ubuntu 12.04 and succeed to turn people to change their operating system into Ubuntu 12.04. Now Ubuntu is at it’s fullest and has launched it’s new version 12.10(Quantal Quetzal) in the open source world."
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Submission + - NY AG Subpoena's Craigslist for Post-Sandy Price Gougers (nypost.com)

TheSync writes: In the wake of Hurrican Sandy, the New York State Attorney General has subpoenaed Craigslist, demanding that the site identify more than 100 sellers whose prices on post-Sandy gas, generators and other supplies were of an “unconscionably excessive price” during an emergency. AG Eric Schneiderman said: “Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging [and] will do everything we can to stop unscrupulous individuals from taking advantage of New Yorkers trying to rebuild their lives."
Government

Submission + - Romney Campain Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site (yahoo.com)

stevegee58 writes: The Mitt Romney presidential campain accidentally launched a transition web site the day after the election. Sporting a "President Elect" seal and a catchy new tagline ("Smaller, Simpler, Smarter") , the site was up briefly before the gaffe was discovered and the site taken down.

Fortunately an alert blogger, Taegan Goddard, found the errant site and published some screen shots.

Ubuntu

Submission + - Ubuntu now available on the Nexus 7 (benjaminkerensa.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Ubuntu for the Nexus 7 was released today and Ubuntu Member Benjamin Kerensa has provided photos and video of it in action
Facebook

Submission + - Feds arrest Paul Ceglia for trying to defraud Facebook and Zuckerberg (forbes.com)

McGruber writes: Federal agents arrested Paul Ceglia (http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2012/10/26/feds-charge-paul-ceglia-of-trying-to-bilk-facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg/) this morning. Ceglias has been charged with attempting to defraud Zuckerberg and Facebook in a multi-billion dollar scheme.

Ceglia's bogus lawsuit, in which he claimed to have once been promised a 50% stake in Facebook, has been the topic of several past slashdot stories (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/11/2248211/paul-ceglia-fined-5000-in-facebook-case) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/07/2041200/facebook-we-have-proof-ceglias-contract-is-fake) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/03/1229257/man-claiming-half-of-facebook-suffers-setbacks) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/12/2210203/ceglia-sues-for-50-facebook-old-emails-as-evidence) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/21/2218257/facebook-wants-ownership-case-thrown-out)

Android

Submission + - HTC's deep, deep dysfunction —HTC is losing ground faster than RIM (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: How bad is HTC’s current tailspin? So bad it makes Nokia look like a growth company. HTC’s handset volume declined by -43% in the autumn quarter vs. Nokia’s -23% volume decline. This is very interesting because HTC is using Android, the world’s most popular smartphone OS that is powering 40% annualized growth among its vendors. Nokia is limping along with an unholy mix of the obsolete Symbian platform, the moribund S40 feature phone platform and a niche OS called Windows Phone...

Comment Re:Alienating your user base (Score 2, Interesting) 187

Shuttleworth also in that same blog post in the comments said Canonical had a privacy policy covering the lens.... I was the person who made it clear they did not and they just now added a disclaimer which really does not tell us what will happen to the data like a full privacy policy would.
Privacy

Submission + - Stallman on Unity: Canonical will have to hand over users' data to governments (benjaminkerensa.com)

Giorgio Maone writes: "Ubuntu developer and fellow mozillian Benjamin Kerensa chatted with various people about the new Amazon Product Results in the Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash. Among them, Richard Stallman told him that this feature is bad because: 1. "If Canonical gets this data, it will be forced to hand it over to various governments."; 2. Amazon is bad. Concerned people can disable remote data retrieval for any lens and scopes or, more surgically, use sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping."

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