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  • Privacy in iTunes Ping

    Ping is Apple's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204734/ping_on_itunes_not_so_hot.html">music-centric social network</a> that is integrated into <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204645/apple_announces_itunes_10.html">iTunes 10</a>. From a privacy standpoint, it's pretty straightforward--as opposed to Facebook's multitude of privacy settings--but then again, Ping is also very limited as to what services it offers. In either case, here's a quick run-down of the privacy features present in Ping.

  • Remote Defence personnel to get recreational PCs

    Defence is to procure some 370 PCs and wireless carriage to provide internet access to help boost the morale of personnel serving overseas, patrolling Australia’s border or on extended exercises.

  • Apple: iTunes 'hack' is no big deal

    News of hacked iTunes user accounts made headlines earlier this week, but it turns out only a very small fraction of users were affected.

  • Apple App Store and iTunes accounts hacked, say reports

    A rogue Vietnamese developer called Thuat Nguyen reportedly hacked into iTunes accounts and gamed the Books category in the Apple App Store to artificially inflate the ratings and sales for his book apps. Both The Next Web and Engadget Websites reported Sunday that Nguyen apps accounted for 42 of the top 50 books by revenue in the Books section of the iTunes App Store.

  • Android gets iTunes-like media player with DoubleTwist

    DoubleTwist introduced a free media player application for Google Android phones, which rivals the default media player on the platform. DoubleTwist's app not only plays music and videos in a clean interface, but also has a desktop counterpart for iTunes-like syncing.

  • Apple vulnerable in iTunes antitrust probe

    Federal antitrust regulators may be able to build a case against Apple over its iTunes business because the company has a dominant share of the U.S. music download market, an antitrust lawyer said today.

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