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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

Linux repository attacked by cyber criminals
Repositories for Linux source code has been attacked by hackers. The guardians of the code assure us that this will not affect the code and its use in the future due to the way it is stored. Find out more, here.

Symantec records drop in cyber attacks on firms
There has been a drop in the number of successful cyber attacks on business and the nature of these attacks is changing. The changing way we do business is making the protection of the business more difficult as it blurs the line between internal and external. Read more, here.

Twitter to serve unsolicited ads in Facebook style
Twitter is to extend its advertising in a bid to maximise revenue. As the article points out, there is a chasm between their current income and the valuation. Read about it, here.

Social Media vs. Word of Mouth
Gartner blog about the resistance of some smaller businesses to social media. Presumably the quest to survive is all-encompassing which blinds some to the reality that growth is needed to stay in business. Read the blog, here.

And finally…
Shopping trolleys with built in iPad docks coming to a supermarket near you?
Supermarket encouraging the explosion of ‘mobile devices’ by allowing telly to be watched whilst instore. This, of course, is only possible if you possess an iPad. Click, here, and wonder.

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