Internet, Computing & Cellular

Police: Internet providers must keep user logs

Declan McCullagh CNET 13.07.2011
Police: Internet providers must keep user logs

Law enforcement representatives are planning to endorse a proposed federal law that would require Internet service providers to store logs about their customers for 18 months, CNET has learned.

Alert system to notify consumers of online piracy

Hollywood studios, recording labels, artists and Internet service providers have created a program to alert Internet subscribers when their accounts are used to access movies, songs and other content that entertainment companies consider unauthori...

Hackers expose flaw in Apple iPad, iPhone software

Hackers have disclosed a bug in software from Apple Inc that security experts said could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote control over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

New Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Tourism app by XS2TheWorld sets new standard

Smartphone users are spoiled when it comes to on-the-move information. Lost in the city? Just access Google Maps and you'll know exactly where you are. Need a bar? Look up a few in the area and choose which one you want according to the reviews. N...

Hacked: Obama's campaign website

Hayley Peterson Washington Examiner 06.07.2011
Hacked: Obama's campaign website

The Obama campaign website was hacked on Tuesday and invited supporters to two fake anti-government events hosted by an unnamed "Commy Obama."

Hackers claim Apple security breach

Joseph Menn in San Francisco and Maija Palmer Financial Times 05.07.2011
Hackers claim Apple security breach

A hacking group has claimed it breached corporate security at Apple and has published what it said were two dozen administrator names and apparently encrypted passwords for a server at the US technology group.

Hackers Break Into FOX News' Account, Tweet Fake Obama Assassination News's Twitter feed for political news, FoxNewspolitics, was hacked early Monday morning. Hackers sent out several malicious and false tweets claiming that President Obama had been assassinated. Those reports were incorrect, of course, and ...

Wild Facebook parties could be banned in Germany

Matthew Day Telegraph 05.07.2011
Wild Facebook parties could be banned in Germany

Wild parties organised on Facebook could be banned in Germany after a series of gatherings advertised on the website descended into violence.

US Federal Trade Commission reviewing Twitter

The Federal Trade Commission is reviewing social networking company Twitter and its dealings with at least one company that makes software designed to interact with the service, according to media reports.

Google Loses Bid to Dismiss Street View Suit Over Privacy-Violation Claims

Google Inc. must face a lawsuit claiming its data collection using Wi-Fi networks for its Street View program, which allows users see photographs of roadsides, violates wiretapping laws, a judge said.

Apple retail to invade Hong Kong with massive two-story flagship shop

Apple plans to make a big splash this fall with its first retail store in Hong Kong, a sprawling, double-decker outlet that will serve as the latest anchor shop at the high-profile International Finance Center (IFC) Mall.

Google’s Page, Schmidt May Be Subpoenaed by Senate Antitrust Probers

Google Inc. (GOOG)’s reluctance to provide a top executive for testimony to a Senate panel probing its market power has prompted threats of subpoenas for Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt.

The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin quits Facebook

Catherine Shoard The Guardian 23.06.2011
The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin quits Facebook

Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar in February for his screenplay for Facebook drama The Social Network, has quit Facebook, it was revealed today.

Google Notches One Billion Unique Visitors Per Month

Amir Efrati The Wall Street Journal 23.06.2011
Google Notches One Billion Unique Visitors Per Month

Google’s websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.

Israel asks Apple to remove intifada phone app

An Israeli minister has asked Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to remove an Arabic-language application from its iTunes store that calls for a Palestinian uprising.

Indian police halt Google 'Street View' project

Indian police said Tuesday they had ordered Google to stop taking photos of the city of Bangalore for its Street View product because of fears the images could be used by militants.

US National Security Agency allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms

The National Security Agency is working with Internet service providers to deploy a new generation of tools to scan e-mail and other digital traffic with the goal of thwarting cyberattacks against defense firms by foreign adversaries, senior defen...

Group Claims Responsibility for Hacking CIA Website

LulzSec claimed responsibility for disabling the CIA’s public website Wednesday, the latest in a string of apparent intrusions by the hacker group.

Revealed: How Citigroup hackers broke in 'through the front door' using bank's website

Hackers who stole the personal details of more than 200,000 Citigroup customers 'broke in through the front door' using an extremely simple technique.

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.

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