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Wednesday, May 11

Facebook may have leaked your information: Symantec

Facebook users’ personal information could have been accidentally leaked to third parties, in particular advertisers, over the past few years, Symantec Corp said in its official blog.
Third-parties would have had access to personal information such as profiles, photographs and chat, and could have had the ability to post messages, the security software maker said.
“We estimate that as of April 2011, close to 100,000 applications were enabling this leakage,” the blog post said.
“Over the years, hundreds of thousands of applications may have inadvertently leaked millions of access tokens to third parties,” posing a security threat, the blog post said.
The third-parties may not have realized their ability to access the information, it said.
Facebook, the world’s largest social networking website, was notified of this issue and confirmed the leakage, the blog post said.
It said Facebook has taken steps to resolve the issue.

Apple updates iMac computers with new processors

Apple Inc refreshed its lineup of iMac desktop computers with new Intel Corp processors that is says are up to 70% faster.
The new iMac line will also include new Thunderbolt ports that were introduced earlier in 2011 in its MacBook Pro laptop line. Thunderbolt is an input/output technology that supports displays and devices.
Thunderbolt ports are similar to USB ports but about 20 times faster, according to Apple.
Apple said on Tuesday that the new iMac, which has quad-core Intel processors, is on sale online at in its retail stores starting at $1,199

Nokia to introduce dual sim enabled mobiles

The company which initially began producing the basic 1100 model at the factory is currently manufactures 21 models including the QWERTY, dual sim and Touch models

Finnish handset maker Nokia would soon introduce “Dual Sim” enabled mobile phones in Indian market, a company official said on Thursday.


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