Matt’s Favorites: Hated Companies, Inaugural App, Cyber-Espionage, Anonymous At It Again

SOUTHFIELD — So, what else is new and, if not cool, at least interesting? Here’s the latest, from the tech world and elsewhere.

* If you work for one of these 10 most hated companies in America, my condolences. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-most-hated-companies-in-america-2013-01-14

* There is an app for practically everything, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama to a second term Monday, Jan. 21 is no exception. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced a smartphone app to bring information about official inaugural events to Americans’ fingertips. http://action.2013pic.org/page/s/official-app%20

* Here’s the latest on the international game of cyber-espionage malware from Kaspersky. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57563936/kaspersky-labs-finds-red-october-cyber-espionage-malware/

* A path is released from Oracle for Java, but even that may be full of holes. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57563846/java-7-patch-released-experts-say-may-contain-flaws/

* A new environmental study finds unsafe levels of mercury in 84 percent of all fish. Yikes. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57563739/study-finds-unsafe-mercury-levels-in-84-percent-of-all-fish/

* Here’s a truly disgusting weight loss alternative. Truly, don’t read this if you’re eating. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57563887/new-stomach-pump-would-send-food-from-stomach-straight-to-toilet/

* Submitted without comment, a new video game from the NRA. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57563939/nra-releases-free-video-game-rated-ages-4-and-up/

* Anonymous takes down the MIT Web site for allegedly playing a role in the late Aaron Swartz’s prosecution. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57563752-93/anonymous-hacks-mit-after-aaron-swartzs-suicide/

* Samsung urges an American court to keep allowing Galaxy sales. (And with good reason, they’re whacking the iPhone.) http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-urges-u-court-keep-allowing-galaxy-phone-192306740–finance.html

* Here’s the latest on the CNet Best of CES awards dustup. http://news.cnet.com/8301-30677_3-57563877-244/the-2013-best-of-ces-awards-cnets-story/

* Here’s more on the inflatable space habitat being tested on the International Space Station. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57563829-235/space-station-to-test-$17-million-inflatable-room/

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