The Wednesday's Tech Round-Up

by Anna Lombardi · May 4, 2011

Clicking on Bin Laden's death photo might get you in over your head, the iPhone gets whiter and cleaned up,  Google wants to win you over, Facebook gets sued and more in Wednesdays Tech round-up!

1. Think twice before clicking on links that promise to show any photos or videos of Osama bin Ladens death. "The bad links falsely alert users that their computer may be infected and that they should download virus-scanning software, which is often a virus itself." [LAtimes]

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2. Sony blames the notoriously known cyber army Anonymous for letting a hacker gain access to the personal data of more than 100 million video game users. Yes... that Anonymous; the same group that launched attacks that cause the websites of MasterCard Inc and Visa Inc to be temporarily shut down in December . [HuffingtonPost]

3. Facebook gets hit with a class-action lawsuit for letting social ads use minors without consent. That lawsuit was filed in New York by Justin Nastro's father Frank Nastro who believes that for a minor to have their "names or likenesses used on facebook feed or in an advertisement sold by facebook Inc. without the consent of their parent or guardian", is a big no no. [HuffingtonPost]

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4. What took Apple so long to release the white iPhone on a larger scale? Sure the 4g came in white, but only a few lucky people were able to get their hands on them. Now, you can get your very own white iPhone, and it will be even better than the one before! [NYTimes]

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5. Google wants you to know about Chrome. Starting on Tuesday night ad's on prime time television began to air promoting Googles web browser known as Chrome (released in 2008), but is it too late for this browser to catch peoples attention? [NYTimes]

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6. Pandora gives the people what they want, and apparently we want to laugh! In addition to being able to listen to your favorite music, you now can search Comedy Genre Stations. According to CEO Time Westergren, "adding comedians to the mix has been one of the top requests from our listeners". [HuffingtonPost]

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7. What do windmills, low-income housing tax credit and beekeeper's all have in common? Google! you may be surprised to see how much and whatGoogle has spent money on! [BusinessInsider]

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