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Ready for the weekend? Of course you are! Here’s some light reading material to help you ease your way into the fun. We hope you enjoy some of this week’s top tech-and IT-related stories.

With the fallout from the NSA/Edward Snowden fiasco still continuing, the topic of privacy has emerged front and center. So much in fact, that this Dice article explores privacy as the next big thing in IT. Sounds logical, but is anything ever really private these days? What do you think?

In related news, Google is under fire regarding privacy concerns. How much is too much when it comes to data collection? Read the Modis article here. What  are your thoughts? Is it a big issue, or just another expected blip?

Ah, job interviews. Gotta love them. Here’s a fun Computerworld article regarding IT interviews, more specifically, the best and worst questions that are asked. Read about it here. What’s the worst question you’ve ever been asked during an interview?

The latest on PCs and their struggles: Oh my, how things have changed. Quick, guess what the top-selling PC vendors these days is? The answer might shock you. Or maybe not. Read this CNET article to find out the answer. Would you buy one of these PCs?

Email is such a wonderful tool. It’s a simple, fast, and inexpensive way to keep in touch with people, from family members to business contacts. However, emails also can pose serious threats to your computer and you. Because you can never be safe enough and just when you think you’ve seen every scam out there, a new one appears, here’s this Credit.com list of emails to be aware of!

Project management and IT are often closely connected. That’s one of the reasons CBT Nuggets offers project management video training. With this in mind, here’s a Dice article detailing one of the trickier aspects of PM: cost analysis. Read about it here.

From the gaming department: A look at the short life span of mobile games. For as big as splash they make, they fade pretty quick. Read this The Atlantic Wire article to find out more about these games that people either love or hate.

Speaking of which, some gamers are not happy about the new Xbox head. But it’s not for the reasons you might think. Read this The Atlantic Wire article to find out more about the interesting reaction to the hiring. Does it seem warranted to you? Maybe this is why there aren’t many women in IT?