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Late News: Amazon Silk Browser Privacy Concerns, Philips Planning 4500 Job Cuts? Google Promotes Online Safety

The US Congress has raised doubts over the privacy concerns posed by Amazon’s new and first tablet device, the Kindle Fire. Rep. Ed Markey, in a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, inquired about the kind of data Amazon will gather from the users of the tablet device and how the company is going to use the data in its operations.

One of the top three medical equipment maker and Europe’s biggest consumer electronics producer Philips Electronics said that they are considering all the options in the event that the sale of its TV business fails to take place after the company’s third quarter profits spiraled downwards.

A Facebook user from Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the social networking platform, accusing it of tracking users’ web activities without their permission. The lawsuit, which is similar to the ones filed in Kansas and California, has been filed by Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub on behalf of Janet Seamon.

Research in Motion is offering BlackBerry free apps as compensation for the massive outage in its BlackBerry services last week. In order to pacify angry and irate users, the company is offering free applications worth around $100. The company said that it will be offering a set of premium apps to users, as a compensation for the outage.

Google launched its first ever advertising campaign for online safety in collaboration with Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). The two organisations by using various means and methods will try to encourage users to adopt secure passwords, log out of web browsers and computers after using them and also to adopt more complex ways to sign in their email accounts.