Webwire: Apple class-action in Korea; HP wants WebOS cars

Staff writer
18 Aug 2011
00:00

Apple sued in S Korea over privacy

Around 27,000 South Korean iPhone users have joined a class-action lawsuit against Apple, claiming privacy violation over the practice of iPhones collecting location data without their consent.

Bloomberg

HP to push for WebOS use in white goods, cars

HP plans to expand its WebOS to be used in cars and major appliances including stoves and refrigerators, but may face an uphill battle convincing manufacturers to try out a new platform.

International Business Times

Motorola director Bill Hambrecht quits

Banker Bill Hambrecht has resigned suddenly from his role as a director of Motorola Mobility, days after the announcement of Google's planned acquisition of the company.

Washington Post

Bharti group launches $220 Android tablet

Bharti Airtel sister company Beetel Teletech has launched an own-branded 9,999 rupee ($220) Android-powered tablet, manufactured by Huawei.

Reuters

Iraq cellcos face fines over IPO delays

Iraq's mobile operators look set to miss the August 31 deadline for listing on the Iraq Stock Exchange, and could therefore soon be hit with unspecified “penalties.”

Business Insider

Facebook rioter appeals jail term

A UK man is appealing a four year prison sentence he received after being found guilty of using Facebook to provoke recent civil unrest in the country.

BBC

Vodafone's M-PAiSA used to pay fines in Fiji

Fijians will now be able to use Vodafone's M-PAiSA mobile money transfer service to pay court fines, in an initiative by the nation's judiciary.

Fiji Times

Aus body upholds firing for Facebook rant

Fair Work Australia has upheld the right for a company to fire an employee for posting an angry diatribe against a manager on his Facebook page.

The Australian

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