Internet, Computing & Cellular

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 State...

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

Iciar Paneda and Jim Finkle Yahoo! Finance 11.06.2011
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 PlaySt...

Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps

Larry Copeland USA Today 11.06.2011
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.

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...

Regulators probe Facebook’s facial recognition

Maija Palmer in London and Richard Waters Financial Times 10.06.2011
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.

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

Abhishek Takle Yahoo! News Canada 10.06.2011
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.

Weiner’s Weiner Gets $50,000 Offer to Become Spokesthing for Dating Website, a dating website based in Scottsdale, Ariz. is finding a way to capitalize on Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) sex debacle. Astonishingly, it’s potentially a lucrative win-win for them and for Weiner.

Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition feature

Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices.

Hong Kong supports adoption of IPv6

The Hong Kong government supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption, and encourages information and communications technology sector organizations to take early action to enable their services to support it, the Office of the government ...

ISACA Survey Finds Cloud Computing Adoption on Rise in Hong Kong and China

A new survey conducted by global information technology association ISACA, has found that there is a rapid increase in the pace of cloud computing adoption in Hong Kong and China.

Apple Unveils iCloud; CEO Jobs Takes Stage to Ovation

Apple CEO Steve Jobs strode back into the spotlight on Monday to unveil the iCloud, a music-streaming service that the company hopes will power its next stage of growth and popularize Web-based consumer services.

China Calls US Culprit in Global 'Internet War'

The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China.

Facebook Pulls Unborn Baby's Page

Mathew Luschek NBC Bay Area 04.06.2011
Facebook Pulls Unborn Baby's Page

Apparently parents-to-be, Ellie and Matt Greene's idea to give their unborn child a Facebook page was too much for Facebook. Facebook's terms of service state users must be 13 years of age, but common sense would point out, an unborn fetus PROBABL...

Hackers attack another Sony network, post data

Jim Finkle and Liana B. Baker Reuters 03.06.2011
Hackers attack another Sony network, post data

A hacker group has engineered yet another attack on the computer networks of Sony Corp, a setback to the Japanese company's efforts to move past a security crisis that erupted in April.

Gmail Hack Targeted White House

DEVLIN BARRETT and SIOBHAN GORMAN The Wall Street Journal 03.06.2011
Gmail Hack Targeted White House

People who work at the White House were among those targeted by the China-based hackers who broke into Google Inc.'s Gmail accounts, according to one U.S. official. The hackers likely were hoping the officials were conducting administration busin...

Embedding YouTube Videos May Soon Be a Felony in US

Kurt Nimmo 03.06.2011
Embedding YouTube Videos May Soon Be a Felony in US

Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos.

Netflix sharing will be a crime in Tennesse

State lawmakers in country music’s capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend’s login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix and Rhapsody.

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