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China’s Great Firewall Being Turned Against Facebook, Google, and Twitter

When most people think of the Great Firewall of China, they think of government censors black holing the comments of political dissidents or conversations related to the long list of topics the governing Communist Party finds disruptive to political harmony. But in testimony before Congress, the head of a U.S.-based technology industry group said that the censorship is also taking an economic toll on Western Internet firms, as China steers Chinese consumers away from Western Web based services including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Foursquare and toward domestic competitors.

Amazon: Faulty Upgrade Caused EC2 Outtage

Amazon’s multi day outtage on its Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) started with a faulty upgrade to one of its East Coast facility just after midnight on April 21, the company admitted in a blog post on Thursday.


[img_assist|nid=5575|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A developer figured out that Foursquare had a privacy leak because of how it published user check-ins on web pages for each location. He logged 875,000 in San Francisco. Foursquare is aware of the bug. Read the full article. [Wired]

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