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The Interview goes streaming, Google silences prosecutor, FB privacy issues #whatsgooingon

kid with christmas pyjamas and a teddy bearMerry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Gooibiz! Hopefully you have recovered from your food coma and are enjoying some time off with your Christmas’ haul. Tech news has not been taking a vacation however. Here’s what’s been happening this week:

  • The Interview has a US streaming release, leads to widespread piracy
  • Google sues critical prosecutor into silence
  • The problem with Facebook’s privacy policy
  • Hackers strike at Xbox Live and PSN over Christmas

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EU lawmakers propose extending right to be forgotten rule to dotcoms #whatsgooingon

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A late Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers! While most of you will be recovering from your turkey coma, the rest of the tech world has been rushing ahead as usual. What’s been up this week?

  • EU’s right to be forgotten to include .com websites?
  • Tumblr and Pinterest see biggest increase in user base
  • Uber’s user data collection on Android criticized
  • Android Pay coming to China

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Eating hamster sushi isn’t what you think it is #whatsgooingon

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It’s rare that something genuinely surprises you in tech news. Most new products are telegraphed, teased or rumoured far ahead of their release date. The new Amazon Echo is that kind of surprise. Is it just a novelty though? That’s not the only thing that went down this week.

  • Amazon announces Echo it’s personal assistant cum speaker.
  • Voyeuristic website shows you why you should never use the default password
  • The new demographic divide is not based on age: the ads and ad-nots
  • Twitter partners with women’s advocacy group to curb harassment
  • Hamsters serve tiny sushi and drinks

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