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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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Bots rule the internet, North Korea linked to Sony hack, top 2014 Google searches #whatsgooingon

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It’s the last week before Christmas and what better way to celebrate the season of good will than to use and manipulate it for your own benefit. The top story of today’s news round-up is a collection of helpful tongue-in-cheek advice for your run-of-the-mill sociopath trying to make his way through the world.

Also:

  • Lifehacks for sociopaths
  • Bots now outnumber regular users online
  • Sony cancels The Interview premiere amidst rumors that US has evidence linking North Korea
  • The top trending Google searches of 2014
  • Cards Against Humanity shipped literal bullshit to customers

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Sony doomed, Google pulls out, 2014’s marketing trends #whatsgooingon

The logo of Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is one of the biggest IT stories of the year and has naturally dominated the news cycle this week. We have sat and watched in horrified fascination as bizarre detail after bizarre detail comes to light. With it’s saucy combination of celebrity gossip, candid emails and movie specifics its pretty much news dynamite. However plenty of other stuff has also gone down.

  • Sony Pictures struck by one of the biggest hacks of all time
  • Google excludes Spanish media from Google News
  • Piratebay goes down
  • 2014 Marketing trends that won’t make it to 2015
  • Mark Zuckerberg considers ‘dislike’ button

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