LinkedIn Backpedals on Automatically Posting User Pics for Profit
August 12 2011 7:52 AM EDT
LinkedIn gave third-party advertisers heightened access to user information by default, and users protested loudly and quickly. While the business-oriented social network acted immediately to answer the charges, the privacy issues remain, and possibly legal ones as well.
TwitPic Founder Launches Twitter "Clone"
August 11 2011 6:50 PM EDT
One of Twitter's most constant companions has seemingly lashed out against his partner, as the founder of TwitPic launches what seems to be a copycat microblogging service.
UK Prime Minister Mulls Social Media Ban
August 11 2011 2:25 PM EDT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a ban on social media use by those suspected of plotting some sort of "violence, disorder, and criminality."
Amazon, Wal-Mart Defy Apple's App Reign with HTML5
August 11 2011 7:27 AM EDT
Amazon's just-released Kindle Cloud Reader is a perfect example of what some are calling the next online generation: a cloud-based web application, created in HTML5 to make it (for the most part) platform- and browser-independent.
Facebook Messenger App Released, with Hidden Video Capability
August 11 2011 7:25 AM EDT
Facebook Messenger has been released, with big claims and at least one hidden surprise.
UK Unrest Becomes "BlackBerry Riots" in the Media
August 11 2011 7:23 AM EDT
While many earlier reports scoffed at media coverage highlighting the role of social media and BlackBerry devices in the UK riots, the allegations became much more serious when the phrase "BlackBerry Riots" suddenly went viral.
Gizmodo Charges Dropped in iPhone 4 'Theft' Case
August 11 2011 7:20 AM EDT
On Thursday, Gizmodo was let off the hook for last year's iPhone shenanigans. The two men who tried to sell the iPhone to Gizmodo (and others) are not so lucky.
Anonymous has vowed to crush Facebook -- is it possible? Is it a hoax? Is it even Anonymous?
August 10 2011 6:47 PM EDT
The plot was first revealed via a YouTube video In consistent V for Vendetta style, the plans were been scheduled for Guy Fawkes day, the 5th of November 2011.
Walmart Closes Digital Music Store, but Forced to Keep DRM Support
August 10 2011 5:23 PM EDT
Digital music shoppers have one less store; Walmart is closing its online MP3 downloads...although the retailer is keeping up support for protected tracks needing 'authentication'.
Tribune Co. Making Free Android Tablet PCs?
August 10 2011 11:19 AM EDT
The Tribune Company is planning to use self-made tablets to combat the worst effects of the seemingly inevitable death of the traditional newspaper -- an ambitious plan with its share of detractors.
Another Amazon 'Cloud Burst' Takes Popular US-Based Services Offline
August 10 2011 11:13 AM EDT
A bad week for Amazon's clouds; less than 48 hours after European cloud services were restored, the company's US servers saw an outage that affected some big-name clients.
FCC: AT&T T-Mobile, Qualcomm Deals to be Decided Together
August 10 2011 11:09 AM EDT
The FCC has decided to review AT&T's proposed acquisitions with T-Mobile and Qualcomm at the same time.
Galaxy Tab 10.1: Banned in Europe!
August 10 2011 10:57 AM EDT
A European court has granted Apple's request for an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Tuesday.
Nokia US: No N9, No More Symbian, No More Feature Phones
August 10 2011 10:54 AM EDT
Nokia has confirmed that its much-anticipated Meego-powered N9 smartphone will not be sold in the United States.
Chinese Cybersecurity Report: Reply to 'Operation Shady RAT' Claims?
August 10 2011 10:52 AM EDT
A Chinese security report claims that the country sustained half a million cyberattacks over the past year, with half of those coming from places like the United States and India.
DefCon Kid Hacker Uncovers Zero-Day Exploit
August 09 2011 8:20 AM EDT
A number of media sources have made light of DefCon's "Kids Village", but a 10-year old hacker discovered an entire class of vulnerabilities and presented her findings as well or better than most of the conference's attendees.
Next-Gen QNX-Based BlackBerry "Colt" Leaked
August 09 2011 8:18 AM EDT
BlackBerry maker RIM is planning to release its new operating system at the start of next year -- but will that be soon enough to resuscitate the struggling smartphone company?
Voice Mail Hacking Leads AT&T to Turn Password Protection On
August 09 2011 8:16 AM EDT
The News Corp phone hacking scandals have had at least one semi-positive result: AT&T announced on Fridat that it will tighten the security of its voicemail system.
UK Media: Riots Fueled by BlackBerry, Facebook, and Twitter
August 09 2011 8:14 AM EDT
UK newspapers The Daily Mail and The Sun have both gone on record blaming Twitter for enabling or escalating the violence that exploded in UK's Tottenham area over the weekend. The Daily Mail "fears that violence was fanned by Twitter " and referred to the looting as a "Twitter riot" in one photograph's caption.
Google+ App Updated for iPad, iPod Touch Support
August 09 2011 8:12 AM EDT
Google has updated its Google+ iOS app to support -- but not necessarily take full advantage of -- iPad and iPod touch.