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The FREAKest Links: Retro Postcard and Google Hating Edition

Reader Sean Swanzy alerted us to Penny Postcards, a wonderful Web site that allows private collectors to share images of postcards from every county and state in the union, with mailing dates spanning the twentieth century. Not that we’re geographically biased, but the New York City collection is particularly impressive.

From the Gainesville Sun via Consumerist: Florida’s Sun State Credit Union has started charging its users $2 fees for a range of behaviors, from showing up at a branch more than four times a month to not having a transaction slip ready at the drive-through window.

From the Wired blog: After last week’s controversy over privacy concerns related to Google Street View, Privacy International, a U.K.-based watchdog group, has published a study ranking Google dead last with respect to safeguarding users’ privacy. Other poor performers included AOL, Facebook and Yahoo. In other words: the entire Internet. Proceed at your own caution.