links for 2010-09-16

  • "I did a little reporting to get the real story behind the reports of a Facebook burglary spree that supposedly used the service — right after its launch of Places — to find victims who were away on vacation. I emailed Nashua, NH detective Dan Archambault, who told me that only two of the cases involved Facebook and in each case, “one or two of the suspects were Facebook friends with the respective homeowners. They basically had access to the walls and could read that the families were away on vacation. The information was only available to friends and the Facebook Places feature was NOT a part of this. And finally my advice to Facebook users is carefully pick your friends and watch what you post.”
  • "On both current listening figures, the Capital Network will be huge – bigger than Bauer’s Big City, bigger than Real Radio and Smooth combined, and a close second to Heart as the UK’s biggest commercial network."

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