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2nd lesbian blogger revealed as man

The hoax involving the true identity of a Syrian lesbian blogger has taken another turn, as another man has acknowledged he is behind a lesbian blog that republished vivid accounts of revolt in Damascus.

Facebook loses 1.5 million users in Canada

Is Facebook’s reign as the king of social networking coming to an end? Facebook, known for its meteoric rise in popularity, lost 1.5 million users in Canada in May. Facebook also reported a loss of approximately 6 million users in the United States in the same month.

Spain arrests Anonymous members over Sony attack

Iciar Paneda and Jim Finkle Yahoo! Finance 06/12/2011
IMF hit by 'very major' cyber security attack

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has been targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Officials at the fund gave few details but said the attack earlier this year had been "a very major breach" of its systems, the New York Times reports.

Spain arrests Anonymous members over Sony attack

Spanish police arrested three men suspected to be members of the hacker group Anonymous on Friday, charging them with organizing cyber attacks against the websites of Sony Corp, banks and governments -- but not the recent massive hacking of PlayStation gamers.

Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps

Larry Copeland USA Today 06/12/2011
Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps

It's getting harder for tech-savvy drivers to pinpoint the locations of police drunken-driving checkpoints: Apple will ban from its online store future applications that inform users of checkpoints not publicized by police.

Samsung's Dual-Core Galaxy Smartphone Lands in Hong Kong

Samsung this week released an upgrade for its most popular “Galaxy” smartphone in Hong Kong, following its launch in Europe.

Regulators probe Facebook’s facial recognition

Maija Palmer in London and Richard Waters Financial Times 06/10/2011
Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Synch Artists Behind Bars

Record labels are clamoring for a chance to have their artist lip-synch alongside 16-year-old YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill in, of all places, his bedroom. But could a proposed amendment to the federal copyright infringement law potentially land Cahill, or any person lip-synching copyrighted material in a YouTube video, behind bars?

Regulators probe Facebook’s facial recognition

A number of European privacy regulators are investigating Facebook’s facial recognition feature amid mounting concern about the technology, which attempts to identify people in photos uploaded to the website.

Citi confirms data breach at Citi Account Online

Abhishek Takle Yahoo! News Canada 06/10/2011
Tennessee law bans posting images that "cause emotional distress"

A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to "transmit or display an image" online that is likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.

Citi confirms data breach at Citi Account Online

Citigroup Inc confirmed a computer breach at Citi Account Online, giving hackers access to the data of hundreds of thousands of bank card customers.

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