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Horizon highlights – Palin and email security, Facebook and job security, computers and investing security

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes how a hacker cracked Sarah Palin's email account, 20 percent of companies check the Facebook profiles of applicants, and why Wall Street's warning bells need calibrating. Let’s kick it off:

Politics/securityAlleged 1st-person tale of Palin e-mail hack comes and goes
"With news of Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo e-mail account being hacked coming to light yesterday, details on how the hack may have taken place may be emerging." [via Ars Technica]

Format warsBlu-ray and digital downloads: Best frenemies
"It's been widely assumed that digital downloads will wipe out physical disc media as soon as broadband Internet access becomes ubiquitous. But there are plenty of details to work out until that happens, such as consumers' continuing endorsement of DVD as an entertainment format." [via CNET]


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