Webwire: Korean cops raid Google; Sony reveals second data breach

Dylan Bushell-Embling
04 May 2011

Google's Seoul office raided in location data probe

South Korean police have raided Google's Seoul office due to suspicions the company's AdMob mobile advertising business has been illegally collecting customer data.


Sony admits to second data breach

Sony has admitted to a second breach of its customer databases, this time affecting its Sony Online Entertainment PC games network. The second breach, which occurred earlier than the first but has just been discovered, could have exposed the personal information of around 24.6 million users.


Mexico court tells Telcel to comply with regulation

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that America Movil's mobile unit, Telcel, will no longer be able to circumvent regulators' orders on issues such as interconnection fees by obtaining injunctions on them while it challenges the decisions in court.

Wall Street Journal

Third of iOS devices in China jailbroken: research

Over a third of iOS devices being used in China are jailbroken, according to research from Umeng, which compiles statistics for Chinese mobile app developers.


Italy's MetroWeb gets four buyout bids

Italian fiber operators MetroWeb has received four buyout bids, including a joint offer from Vodafone, Wind and buyout firm Clessidra, according to sources.

Dow Jones


Optus wins NBN satellite deal: report

Sources say Australia's Optus has been selected by NBN Co as the prime satellite contractor for the nation's National Broadband Network.

The Australian

Samsung chairman ignores bomb threat

An emailed bomb threat against key Samsung buildings including its headquarters did not deter chairman Lee Kun-hee from turning up to work yesterday. Police found no sign of anything suspicious at the buildings.

Korea Times

Vodafone installs phone chargers in taxis

Vodafone will install phone chargers and implement mobile billing in over 500 London taxis as part of a new advertising campaign.

eWeek Europe

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