Booting Up: Nigerian Scammers Edition

 Booting Up: Nigerian Scammers Edition

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Why do Nigerian scammers say they’re from Nigeria? A Microsoft researcher investigates. [Hacker News]

Now you can read through a user’s Twitter stream without all those annoying @ replies to randos clogging it up. [Twitter Blog]

Oops. Microsoft forgot to tell its PC partners about that little thing called the Surface tablet. [Reuters]

Facebook’s head of mobile told the audience at Le Web that the company is trying to copy Path. Cool story, bro. [TechCrunch]

The Daily Dot rounds up some of the more embarrassing moments in Reddit’s history. [Daily Dot]

LinkedIn is being sued for that unfortunate password hacking scandal. [VentureBeat]