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Weekly Wrap-up: 4Chan’s Founder Tells Facebook and Google They’re Doing It Wrong and more

Founder of 4Chan, Chris Poole, aka moot, gave a particularly strong talk at Web 2.0 Expo, in which he asserted that Facebook and Google were doing it wrong, and that they should emulate Twitter’s stance on identity.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Mobile, App Stores and Identity – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

Top Stories of the Week

4chan’s Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong

Chris Poole had already stressed the importance of anonymity earlier this year at SXSW, but since the release of Google Plus, which he says is even more worrying, he reiterated his assertion that allowing handles on the web is essential. The resulting discussion of the ramifications of forced real names, handles and identity as only based on the name on your ID card, was one of the most interesting I’ve seen in months. When you take the time to read through this story, don’t forget to pour through the comments. There’s real wisdom therein.

Where Is the iPhone Malware? Lookout Releases iOS Security App

Lookout, a popular Android security app, has released a version of their app for iOS. The app works differently on iOS than on Android, primarily in that it doesn’t detect and remove malware. Dan explains the other differences, including the fact that the new app wasn’t possible until iCloud was released.

Everything that Lookout does is in the cloud – almost nothing runs on the device itself.

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