Webwire: Facebook in EU spotlight; Developers flock to Android

Dylan Bushell-Embling
09 Jun 2011

Facebook faces EU action over face recognition

Facebook will be probed by European Union data protection authorities, after internationally rolling out a facial recognition tool to suggest names to tag on photos without the depicted peoples' permissions.


More developers building for Android than iOS

Around 67% of developers are writing apps for Android, compared to 59% for iOS, according to a new report from Bluevia and Vision Mobile.


US senators seek crackdown on P2P currency

US senators have urged authorities to crack down on the use of digital peer-to-peer currency Bitcoins, following reports they are being used to untraceably purchase illegal drugs on at least one website.


Samsung gives no comment on Nokia bid rumors

Samsung has declined to comment on rumors the company may bid to acquire Nokia, and analysts are skeptical of the possibility or value of such a deal.

Wall Street Journal

Rogers to launch LTE in Ottawa first

Canada's Rogers Communications will first launch LTE in Ottawa in the northern hemisphere's summer, and aims to go live in three more markets by the end of the year.

Ottawa Citizen

UAE's du borrows $220m to help repay debt

The UAE's du has secured a three-year, $220 million loan to help repay some of its existing debt due at the end of the year.

Gulf News

Google adds live transit updates to Maps

Google has implemented public transport information to Google Maps, initially in six cities in the US and Italy. The service will include automatically updated arrival times and alerts.

All Things Digital

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