Internet, Computing & Cellular

Seoul Police Raid Google Offices Over Personal Data Collection

Police in South Korea have raided local offices of Google Incorporated in what they say is a search for evidence that Google's mobile advertising arm has been illegally collecting private data.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rails against Facebook, says it's a spy tool for US government

Maybe he's a MySpace guy. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Facebook "the most appalling spying machine ever invented" in an interview with Russia Today, pointing to the popular social networking site as one of the top tools for the U.S. to ...

Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”

Sony Details Restoration Plans for PlayStation Network

Nearly two weeks after being the subject of one of the largest data breaches in business history, the PlayStation Network will go back online this week, Sony announced Sunday morning.

Royal wedding breaks Internet records

Suzanne Choney Digital Life 30.04.2011
Royal wedding breaks Internet records

The live streaming of Will and Kate's nuptials had 1.6 million concurrent video views, making it the biggest event to be watched on the Web, exceeding last summer's World Cup, according to Akamai.

Apple Bans Immigrant Smuggling Game

Sajid Farooq NBC Los Angeles 29.04.2011
Apple Bans Immigrant Smuggling Game

Wonder how not to get an app approved for Apple's App Store? Submit a game about smuggling a bunch of immigrants across the desert without getting them killed.

Analyst: White iPhone Already Sold Out In Beijing, Hong Kong

The 10-month-long wait for a white-colored version of Apple’s iPhone 4 ended this morning when the device went on sale in 28 countries, including the U.S.

Scoreloop creates mobile social game platform for Hong Kong carrier

Munich-based Scoreloop is announcing today a deal with Hong Kong mobile carrier CSL to create a dedicated mobile game portal using Scoreloop’s social game platform.

Jobs Says Apple Made Mistakes With iPhone Data

MIGUEL HELFT The New York Times 28.04.2011
Jobs Says Apple Made Mistakes With iPhone Data

Hoping to put to rest a growing controversy over privacy, Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, took the unusual step of personally explaining that while Apple had made mistakes in how it handled location data on its mobile devices, it had not ...

iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go

Charles Arthur The Guardian 21.04.2011
iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go

Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised. Unveils the Best Web Development Firms in Hong Kong for April 2011, an independent authority on search vendors has named the Best Web Development Firms in Hong Kong for the month of April 2011. As the importance of having a good website increases, so does the importance of web development. Web develop...

Apple to begin shipping new iPhone in Sept - sources

Kelvin Soh, Chris Lewis Reuters 20.04.2011
Apple to begin shipping new iPhone in Sept - sources

Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year, with the finished product likely to begin shipping in September, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wed...

Winklevoss twins lose Facebook appeal 12.04.2011
Winklevoss twins lose Facebook appeal

A panel of federal judges on Monday ruled that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss can't back out of the settlement deal they made in a lawsuit charging that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook.

Apple iPhone 4 Supply In Hong Kong Normalizes, India Launch Promised

Yes you read it right. Its iPhone 4 we are still talking about. In between the iPad 2 launch updates and iPhone 4 rumors, it seems that iPhone 4 has its own little updates to amuse us. Apparently after hiccups in Hong Kong, the iPhone 4 situation ...

Google: Online piracy public enemy No.1?

Google: Online piracy public enemy No.1?

When it comes to cracking down on online piracy, lawmakers say Google is public enemy No.1. Lawmakers hammered Google on Wednesday for failing to clamp down on websites that illegally offer copyrighted material and knockoff goods. The search engin...

Georgian woman cuts off web access to whole of Armenia

An elderly Georgian woman was scavenging for copper to sell as scrap when she accidentally sliced through an underground cable and cut off internet services to all of neighbouring Armenia, it emerged on Wednesday.

With Robert Gibbs, Facebook would add to impressive roster of D.C. insiders

Aaron Couch The Christian Science Monitor 06.04.2011
With Robert Gibbs, Facebook would add to impressive roster of D.C. insiders

The Internet helped propel President Obama to the White House in 2008. Now his former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, could be headed to the one of the Internet's most dominant companies.

Analysis: Data breach shows new "spear-phishing" risk

Ross Kerber and Diane Bartz Yahoo! News Canada 06.04.2011
Analysis: Data breach shows new "spear-phishing" risk

Tens of millions of customers and employees of major banks, hotels and retailers are now at risk of "spear-phishing" attacks after hackers stole their email addresses in what may become one of the biggest data breaches ever, security experts warned.

Facebook drops uprising page after Israel protest

A Facebook page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel has been removed from the social-networking site after a high-profile Israeli appeal.

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