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Newswatch 3.9.08: Zuckerberg defends Lacy

Zuckerberg: Lacy asked interesting questions

[News.com] "We may have not talked about the things that were most relevant to the audience that was here, but I've worked with Sarah on a number of pieces, and I generally think she's really smart and didn't necessarily deserve the reaction that people gave her."

Gmail app swipes passwords

[ZD] "Every time a user adds their account to the program to back up their data, it sends and email with their username and password to his personal email box! Having just entered my own information I became concerned."

Beatles/iTunes rumors denied

[News.com] Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the joint venture owned by Sony and singer Michael Jackson has thrown cold water over reports coming out of London that the Beatles catalog would soon be available on iTunes. A spokeswoman for Sony/ATV Music Publishing told CNET News.com that the reports are "untrue."

Now the Internet knows you're a dog

[NYT] A new analysis of online consumer data shows that large Web companies are learning more about people than ever from what they search for and do on the Internet, gathering clues about the tastes and preferences of a typical user several hundred times a month.

EU probes US prosecution of gambling sites

[Reuters] "The U.S. has the right to address legitimate public policy concerns relating to Internet gambling, but discrimination against EU companies cannot be part of the policy mix," EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said in a statement.