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

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

Staff writer  |   February 15, 2012
telecomasia.net
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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.
 
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 has brought its Angry Birds game to Facebook, launching the web app in Jakarta - the city with the most Facebook accounts in the world.
 
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.
 
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.
 
SK Telecom has completed the roughly $3 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor, a deal first announced in November.
 
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.
 
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.
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