Welcome back to Monday. Was your weekend spent watching the Olympics?
Even if it you weren't seen a tweet from the web's father figure, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who as he sat in the middle of the Olympic Stadium as part of its opening ceremony. It was also broadcasted on a display holding up supplied "pixel" tablets., chances are that you may have
The Olympic launch appeared to be free from any of the cyber attacks that some had predicted — a good sign, considering that British Telecom raised a curious claim that.
But not everyone was free from security incidents, with AAPT feeling the pain over its recent breach. Late on Saturday evening,, which it claims belongs to the ISP, posting it on the internet for posterity, and ensuring that now that it's online, it'll be hard to remove.
A company that might not appreciate the "stickiness" of data this week is Google. It has found that itleft over from its previous Street View privacy drama, meaning that it now has to re-contact authorities in each country that is affected.
Google's Glass project may also see some stiff competition, with news that Apple may be getting serious about. Apple has owned patents for wearable computers for a while, but it has just taken up two new ones specifically for heads-up displays. So long as a patent war doesn't begin over this, it could lead to better competition and choice in devices for buyers, so it's certainly one to keep an eye on.
While some might say that the patent may go nowhere, Apple'sisn't one that the company would make without having some big plans. ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan dug beneath the surface, and believes that Apple might actually be taking steps to add some security tweaks to its devices in order to capitalise on Android's security downfalls in the enterprise space. That, and to stop Samsung from buying the technology.