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 Wednesday, 2-June-2010  17:36:10 (GMT +10) - by Dopefish

The 'Quit Facebook Day' has apparently been a bit of a flop, with only 30,000 or so users deleting their profiles. Yesterday's "Quit Facebook" protests were designed to show how unhappy users were with recent changes to Facebook's privacy policy, which saw a growing amount of personal information shared publicly or with third parties without the explicit consent of users

According to the BBC, HP has decided to slash 9000 jobs over the next three years. Hewlett-Packard (HP) says it plans to spend $1bn (£686m) and shed 9,000 jobs over three years as it creates fully-automated commercial data centres. HP, the world's largest technology company by sales, says the job cuts will be the result of productivity gains and automation.

It seems that the CSIRO have started another legal battle in regards to their extremely lucrative Wi-Fi patent. Australia's peak science body stands to reap more than $1 billion from its lucrative Wi-Fi patent after already netting about $250 million from the world's biggest technology companies, an intellectual property lawyer says.

The BBC has an article on a Politician wanting to ban Pornography from the S.A. internet. I don't know if he's been on the blower to Conroy, but his comments are as follows; "Cars are already provided with brakes and seatbelts... There is no reason why the internet should be provided without the necessary restrictive mechanisms built into it," said Mr Gigaba. Agg edit: To stop people panicking, that SA is South Africa. :)

This is a fairly weird one, The Pirate Bay is apparently going to open a dating site. In a bizarre move, The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker, is partnering with social dating site Meezoog to launch an online dating site PirateDate.com, to take on Match.com, Zoosk and others. This gives a whole new meaning to walking the plank.

In a surprising move, Telstra has apparently decided to offer a Naked DSL service. The service, which was launched without fanfare at 2pm yesterday, was first noticed by users of the Whirlpool forum and reported on ZDnet. offers 25GB of downloads on a Naked ADSL2+ service for $59.95 per month on a 24-month contract. Subscribers that exceed the 25GB in a given month will have their service throttled.

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