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Social Networks

Submission + - Facebook Retreats on Online Tracking (nytimes.com)

Nrbelex writes: "Faced with its second mass protest by members in its short life span, Facebook, the enormously popular social networking Web site, is reining in some aspects of a controversial new advertising program .... Late yesterday the company made an important change, saying that it would not send messages about users' Internet activities without getting explicit approval each time."
The Media

Submission + - Variety's Scathing SMG Review Sponsored by...Sony? 1

Cymoro writes: Talk about fair and balanced journalism. On Monday, Variety published a review of Super Mario Galaxy, which had been released the same day. However, their first impressions of the game were less than stellar. Astute readers did happen to notice a "Sponsored by Sony" located at the top of the page, and a strong comparison to Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. Is it possible that Sony is paying off reviewers now to hold off Nintendo's sales?
Announcements

Submission + - More Allegations of Developer Misconduct in EVE

umilmi81 writes: The EVE Online player based alliance GoonSwarm has published an open letter, including screen shots, accusing CCP employees of joining a member corporation, giving himself director level permissions, and then leaving the corporation.

In-game petitions sent to CCP about the incident were subsequently deleted. A forum moderator acknowledged the accusations, and has directed the matter to internal affairs.

CCP created an internal affairs department after admitting developer misconduct on previous occasions.

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