TechRepublic's Hot 5: Google's invasion of privacy is a Buzz kill

Another week has flown by here at TechRepublic, and so I try to recap it just as quickly for the TR members that might have blinked and missed it. In this episode, I count down the hot 5 discussions of the week.

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Another week has flown by here at TechRepublic, and so I try to recap it just as quickly for the TR members that might have blinked and missed it. In this episode, I count down the hot 5 discussions of the week. If you're not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Hot 5 discussion threads:

  1. Why Google Buzz confirmed our two worst fears about Google (Jason Hiner)
  2. 10 tech tasks you should be able to do in your sleep (Jack Wallen)
  3. Poll: Is stealing from Microsoft OK because they have lots of money? (Mark Kaelin)
  4. What's the best laptop for running Ubuntu Linux? (Jason Hiner)
  5. Chip and PIN: The technology is no longer secure (Michael Kassner)
Hottest posters on the TR Forums

  1. seanferd (188 posts)
  2. Oz_Media (114 posts)
  3. santeewelding (80 posts)
  4. Michael Kassner (88 posts)
  5. JCitizen (86 posts)

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