Lauren Goode

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Facebook Working With Antivirus Vendors to Ward Off Spam, Malware

Facebook has partnered with a handful of antivirus software vendors to add their security services to its URL blacklist system, meant to protect users against spam and malware. Six-month antivirus software licenses from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec will also be available to Facebook’s 900 million users for free.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus