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FACEBOOK UPS SECURITY

Posted by Sarah Perez

techcrunch.com

3 October - Facebook is forging a partnership with security firm Websense in order to protect users from dangerous links that lead to malicious websites and malware sites. Going forward, when a Facebook user clicks on a link, the new system will first check the link against Websense's system to determine whether it's safe. If it's not, a message is displayed warning the user that the link is potentially harmful and suggests you return to the previous page ...

AMAZON NOT ON FIRE

Posted by Joe Svetlik

crave.cnet.co.uk

3 October - Amazon is selling its Kindle Fire tablet at a loss, according to a market research company. Each tablet costs Amazon £134 to make, according to IHS iSuppli's breakdown of manufacturing costs, reported by Reuters.

So with the £127 price tag, Amazon is losing about £6 a tablet. Good business? Or short-sightedness? Amazon is hoping to recoup the loss by the tablet encouraging more people to buy more movies, e-books and music ...

CHROME CATCHES UP

Posted by Adam Smith

techwatch.co.uk

3 October - Chrome is poised to overtake Firefox in terms of global browser market share before the end of this year. Computerworld reported this estimation comes from StatCounter, the firm which back in August pegged Google's browser as having gone past Firefox in UK market share ...

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