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Geek Smack! 222: Facebook Buys Instagram [Video Podcast]

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS One more week, then I’ll be in San Francisco for a Ford Drive, then an HP event. I might even get a chance to stop at DEMO and the Computer History Museum. It will definitely be a long week of great events. ITM, I’m laying low, trying to get all shows ready for next week. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News:   Netflix Starts a PAC – Is a new SOPA on the way? AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft – Does Microsoft own part of Netscape now? Jack Tramiel Passes Away – Man responsible of Commodore 64 Toshiba 13″ Screen Tablet – Would you buy an XXL tablet Unlocking Old Phones – Does it matter? XP Retirement...

Malware Removed from the Android Marketplace  (Updated)

Malware Removed from the Android Marketplace (Updated)

The BBC reports that about 50 virus-infected apps have been removed from the Android Marketplace. Apparently, the authors of the malware took legitimate apps, injected them with malware, and then republished them under under a different name from the legitimate author. From the story: The virus-laden apps were discovered by a Reddit user called Lompolo who realised that one program was listed under the name of a publisher he knew had not written it. He found that the app, which let people play guitar on their handset, was the same as the original but for a name change and some virus code buried within it. Lompolo said the rogue apps had been downloaded between 50,000 and 200,000 times since they were placed on the Marketplace. Unfortunately, the article did not have a list of the infected apps, which have already been removed from the Android Marketplace. If I...