Facebook Gets Stern With Developers
A recent Wall Street Journal report revealed that many of Facebook’s most popular apps, like FarmVille, are leaking users’ personal information to third parties. Facebook has a very clear policy prohibiting developers from sharing user information, and warned developers that those who violate the policy would be suspended or disabled from the site.
Thief Steals Laptop But Returns Data
A professor in Sweden had his laptop stolen, but the thief mailed him a USB drive with all of the data from his computer. The professor left his bag in the hallway of his apartment building for a few minutes when he went to check on his laundry. When he returned the bag was missing. The thief only took the laptop and a week later mailed the professor his backed-up data. What a thoughtful thief.
Electronic Theft Biggest Threat To Firms
According to the risk consulting company Kroll, for the first time firms are losing more through electronic theft than the stealing of physical assets. Kroll reported that the financial service industry has the highest incidents of electronic theft and also revealed that fraud is most often an “inside job,” perpetrated by junior employees and senior management.
Worldwide Broadband Quality Increased
A study from Oxford University showed that broadband quality around the world has improved by 50 percent in the last three years. The average global download speed rose from 3.27 Mbps in 2008 to 5.92Mbps in 2010. South Korea has the highest broadband quality in the world, with download speeds of 33.5Mbps.
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