MetroHerald:

Amazon most recent victim of the Anonymous ‘hacktivists’.

The average Irish person will spend €550 each on Christmas this year on gifts and food a new survey by eBay has found. Parents will spend more than average. More than half of Irish people save for Christmas but more than a fifth take out loans or use their credit cards.

Google’s Zeitgeist survey shows our favourite online hobby is chatting to strangers – Ross McDonagh.

Irish Examiner:

The cost of living has risen by 0.5% in the last year according to the latest CSO figures – Geoff Percival.  http://tinyurl.com/243z8pf

More cyber attacks in retaliation for attempts to block the WikiLeaks website are likely in a “data war” to protect internet freedom, a representative of one of the groups involved warned last night – Keith Weir. http://tinyurl.com/24dfk2j

Feature on Irish t-shirt company, Hairy Baby, which celebrates its fifth birthday today – Jonathan deBurca Butler.

The Irish Examiner talks to Ireland’s youth about what the Budget will mean for the in its Generation Debt feature.

In Feelgood:
Deirdre Reynolds tells us how to keep the sparkle without the stress this Christmas.

Irish Times:

John Collins runs down Google’s top searches http://tinyurl.com/32vqsc5:

  1. Chatroulette
  2. Gmail
  3. Hotmail
  4. Glee
  5. Facebook
  6. TV3 Player
  7. World Cup 2010
  8. Gerry Ryan
  9. RTE Player
  10. ryanair.ie

Every property in the State will be able to avail of Internet broadband by 2012, Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said – Steven Carroll. http://tinyurl.com/2und9jb

Facebook and Twitter exclude the Anonymous hacktivists. Our client Dermot Williams from IT security company, Threatscape, comments - Jack Horgan Jones. http://tinyurl.com/3xvjmn9

Gordon Smith on how vulnerable we are from cyber attacks. http://tinyurl.com/2vppsry