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

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

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   May 04, 2011
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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 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'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. 
 
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.
 
Sources say Australia's Optus has been selected by NBN Co as the prime satellite contractor for the nation's National Broadband Network.
 
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.
 
Vodafone will install phone chargers and implement mobile billing in over 500 London taxis as part of a new advertising campaign. 

 

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