Booting Up: Jeff Bezos Bets a Bit on Quantum Computing

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No, Facebook is not outing the links you share in private messages by adding them to your list of likes–though those pages do get an additional, unattributed thumbs-up. But what if you hate-shared the link? What then, Zuck? [Business Insider]

Speaking of: Here come the Facebook IPO lawsuits! [Reuters]

Jeff Bezos and the CIA believe this startup can pull off a quantum computer, to the tune of a $30 million investment in the company. Many others are skeptical. [Technology Review]

This morning, the entire Apple homepage is devoted to a remembrance of Steve Jobs, who died a year ago today. [Apple]

New York City teens can now pay a dollar to have their smartphones stored in a truck just off campus during school hours. Just another chapter in our town’s long, proud history of hustling.  [USA Today]


MESSAGE ON THE WALL: Facebook Denies Reports of Private Message Popping Up On Your Timeline [UPDATED]

Zuck still owns you (Photo: Tech Globex)

Check out our dissection of the privacy scare: Anatomy of the Facebook Hysteria: Remember the Aughts? You Will Now

Facebook users in the U.S. and European Union have begun reporting old private messages visible on their timelines. According to TechCrunch and multiple French and Italian publications, the newest messages are three years old and tagged as having been “Posted by friends.” TechCrunch reports the first tips about the bug coming from readers, while MetroFrance asks if it is a “bug or security breach?”

The French news site reported that where the flaw occurs messages are clearly past private communications and they are often mixed up with ‘comments from friends on [your] wall.’

Betabeat has also had multiple old messages pop up on our timelines, prompting unpleasant walks down Memory Lane.  Read More