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Perspectives : Firefox Extension – extension to the popular Firefox browser that contacts network notaries whenever your browser connects an HTTPS website. The extension provides two primary benefits: 1. If you connect to a website with an untrusted (e.g.,self-signed certificate)*, Firefox will give you a very nasty security error and force you to manually install an exception. Perspectives can detect whether a self-signed certificate is valid, and automatically overrides the annoying security error page if it is safe to do so. 2. It is possible that an attacker may trick one of the many Certificate Authorities trusted by Firefox into incorrectly issuing a certificate for a trusted website. Perspectives can also detect this attack and will warn you if things look suspicious.

Russians dent Google’s world domination – Times Online

Sinopec warns of third-quarter profit plunge – China Economic Review

Pudding Relations: Research on Twitter demographics from Hitwise – digerati main users of twitter

Paul Kedrosky: U.S. Consumers Live in Smelly Houses with Fat Pets – interesting data on where the recession is likely to squeeze spending on the supermarket isles

Exclusive Lifehacker Interview: Debunking The Myth of Multitasking