Webwire: Nortel networks breached for years; Proview seeks iPad export ban

Staff writer
15 Feb 2012

Nortel networks compromised for a decade

A former Nortel security veteran alleges that hackers appearing to originate from China had widespread access to internal Nortel networks, emails and documents since at least as far back as 2000, and that Nortel failed to act on the breach up until its 2009-10 break-up.

Wall Street Journal

China's Proview seeks iPad export ban

As well as seeking the seizure of iPads from store shelves in Chinese cities, Shenzhen Proview Technology has petitioned Chinese customs to prevent exports of the devices, as it seeks to assert its claimed right to the iPad trademark.

Rovio launches Angry Birds into Facebook

Rovio has brought its Angry Birds game to Facebook, launching the web app in Jakarta - the city with the most Facebook accounts in the world.


Yahoo talks with Alibaba said to collapse

Sources say talks between Yahoo, Alibaba and Softbank regarding the sale of Yahoo's Asian assets – including most of its stake in Alibaba - have fallen apart. The companies are now considering negotiating an alternative arrangement.

New York Times

HTC said to get PlayStation certification

Sources say Taiwan's HTC has become one of the first external companies to receive certification from Sony to run games from the first iteration of the PlayStation on its mobile devices.

Pocket Lint

SK Telecom completes Hynix purchase

SK Telecom has completed the roughly $3 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor, a deal first announced in November.

Yonhap News

India will not censor social media: Sibal

India's telecom minister, Kapil Sibal, has stated that the government does not plan to censor social media, despite last year leaning on web companies to implement a system to pre-censor offensive posts.

BBC News

iOS app tracks caffeine consumption

A new iOS app developed by a university laboratory aims to track users' caffeine consumption, recommending the ideal intake to keep them alert without suffering headaches and crashes.

Beta News

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