Webwire: Facebook settles privacy probe; Samsung denies abandoning WiBo

Staff writer
01 Dec 2011

Facebook settles FTC privacy probe

Facebook has agreed to require user consent to make changes to some privacy settings in order to settle an FTC investigation into the company. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to his company making “a lot of mistakes” when it comes to user privacy.

Sydney Morning Herald

Samsung denies plans to stop making WiBro phones

Samsung has denied speculation that it will stop producing smartphones compatible with the WiBro standard – a homegrown version of mobile Wimax which is falling out of favor due to the growing dominance of LTE.

Korea Times

Airtel Africa mobile base passes 50m

Bharti Airtel's African mobile subscriber base now exceeds 50 million across 19 countries. Bharti first entered the African market in 2010, through the $11 billion purchase of Zain's African assets.

Bharti Airtel

Intel to develop AR-incorporated chipsets

Intel has partnered with augmented reality company Total Immersion to implement AR features into its chipsets. Total Immersion anticipates that the first products using the chips could reach the market in two to three years.


Spotify differentiates with apps

Music streaming firm Spotify is gearing up to launch apps in a bid to differentiate itself from rival services from firms including Amazon and Apple.

The Telegraph

Optus said to negotiate NBN guarantee

Australia's Optus has reportedly negotiated a government guarantee that it will be shielded from financial harm should the National Broadband Network program be scrapped by a future government, and its deal with NBN Co to migrate its customers to the network thus falls through.

Technology Spectator

Three Toshiba chip sites to close

Toshiba is halving its domestic discrete chip making facilities, with a decision to close three sites to cut costs amid falling demand.


US committee proposes data sharing bill

The US House Intelligence Committee have introduced a new bill, aimed at facilitating the sharing between private and public entities of information that would help protect commercial computer networks deemed critical to the nation's security and economy.

Washington Post

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