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NHL Likes Wussy Coors Light?

Why did the NHL choose Molson’s wussy Coors Light as “their” beer? Colorado Kool-Aid. If you have to have an alcoholic beverage sponsor pick a stout or porter. A drink with body. A drink you can’t see through. Something that doesn’t look like urine.

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Keurig’s Environmental Fail

Keurig’s new “Choose, Brew, Enjoy” TV advert is a large FAIL. There is no mention of recycling the K-Cups or using the K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. If Keurig is an environmentally responsible company they would mention these points. Apparently they are not.

Maps.google sent us to the wrong location.

In planning a trip we asked maps.google for distance and approximate time to a destination. The giant mapper pointed us to a city 160 miles north of the city we requested. Google even misidentified their wrong city as our requested destination. Luckily we know where we are going. Certainly will be double checking Google’s mapping and directions from now on. It is always a good idea to carry a hard copy atlas when traveling. #maps.google #fail

Sendible Attack May Have Uncovered A Big Facebook Security Flaw. Huge Pages Compromised.

We’ve just received about a half dozen rapid fire tips all showing the same thing: the Facebook app Sendible compromised in a major way.

It appears that several of the largest Facebook Pages including Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, South Park, The Daily Show, Team Coco and others are now sending out a malicious link to all of their followers that reads “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” Obviously, don’t click on it.

A few people who did click on the link reported that it took you to a page outside of Facebook that asks you for some information about you. The bottom of the page reads “Powered By AWeber Email Marketing”.

The weirdest part is just how many other Facebook users are “liking” these links.

We’ve contacted Facebook about the issue and will update when we hear back from them. But these accounts compromised seem to suggest that this link is showing up in tens of millions of feeds right now.

Update: And it looks like most of the malicious links have now been taken down. But more tips are coming in that the attack is ongoing and other links keep popping up. Still no word yet from Facebook on the incident.

Update 2: From Mazy Kazerooni:

The Sendible hack hit Lil Wayne’s Facebook page (15 MM fans). I’m an admin, blocked the app. They tried to post multiple times

Update 3: And now Sendible is saying it wasn’t them that was hacked, instead this may be a Facebook security exploit:

Just to clarify, Sendible was not hacked. One of our users has discovered a major flaw in Facebook’s security.

Just to clarify, Sendible was not hacked. One of our users has discovered a major flaw in Facebook’s security.

about 2 hours ago via webRetweet

Update 4: Says Facebook:

We’re looking into this now and will let you know as soon as we hear something.

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