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Apple defends iPhone 'hot spot'-logging

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is telling Congress that the iPhone's logging of nearby Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers is meant to improve service, not stalk customers.

Customers stay despite high-profile data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO: Week after week, thieves break into corporate computer systems to steal customer lists, email addresses and credit card numbers. Large data breaches get overshadowed by even larger ones.

Apple says iPhone not tracking users

b>NEW YORK/b>: Apple denied that the iPhone has a privacy problem - and then promised to fix it. It took the technology giant a week to respond to a brouhaha over how the devices log their owners' movements.

When is location tracking too much?

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: If you're worried about privacy, you can turn off the function on your smartphone that tracks where you go. But that means giving up the services that probably made you want a smartphone in the first place.

Mobile operators should fear Facebook threat

b>MELBOURNE:/bFacebook is shaping up to be a strong competitor to mobile operators that are in danger of underestimating the threat it poses, said Ovum.

Sony’s offerings at a glance

Sony introduced the PlayStation Suite and Next Generation Portable at the PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Tokyo. What can gamers look forward to?

Telecoms spending in Malaysia to hit RM22.6bil

KUALA LUMPUR: Telecommunications sector spending in Malaysia is expected to experience a 5.3% growth to US$7.3bil (RM22.59bil) next year, said International Data Corp (IDC).

Firefly takes page in Foursquare

COMMUNITY airline Firefly has become the first company in Malaysia and the second airline in the world to take a page on Foursquare, a location-based social network.

Firefly takes page in FourSquare

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: Community airline Firefly has become the first company in Malaysia and the second airline in the world to take a page on Foursquare, a location-based social network.

Samsung nurtures young Bada technopreneurs

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bTeams from four local universties were the winners in a competition to showcase the most innovative applications based on Bada - Samsung's new, open smartphone platform.