An interesting piece here regarding one of those proof-of-concept mobile security threats (none of which have yet come to pass). This one's from a guy called Wilfried Hafner, CEO of SecurStar (who is of course punting his company's products, but still...
Communications from the world of, er, communications. And other stuff.
David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.
A bit belated, but I thought I should link over to Andrew Lim's piece for Crave on the 3 X-series launch last week. We did of course cover it ourselves, but it's worth it for the photograph, which shows senior representatives of (deep breath) Microsoft, eBay, Google, Yahoo, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Skype, Sling Media and Orb, all standing in a smiley line and not hitting each other.
Well, we knew this already but the update is that your iTrip or whatever will be genuinely legit as of December 8. As promised.
According to an ex-employee, an unspecified number of staff at Orange's North Tyneside call-centre have been using the same login details and password! Not a terribly good security practice, I'm sure you'll agree, especially where scads of customer details are floating about.
Those of you who enjoy silly corporate-sponsored formulae (read the Guardian's Ben Goldacre enthusiastically sounding off on the subject here) should have fun with this one, released by... can't tell you yet actually, as it's under embargo until Thursday (but I couldn't wait).
I've been glancing through Michael Peel's Chatham House report Nigeria-Related Financial Crime And Its Links With Britain, off the back of how it was reported in the papers (such as the Metro's "'Nigeria e-mails' cost £150m a year" headline).
Much hilarity at Tony Blair's e-petitions initiative, which has so far succeeded in getting people to ask that the PM: stand on his head and juggle ice-cream, change the national anthem to "Land of Hope and Glory" or "Rule Britannia", keep Sunday special, "abolish this e-petition site as it's a waste of taxpayers money and distracts from debating real issues" and, er, "prevent mobile phones on the London Underground" (eh?).
I've been on a quest for a new handset for a while now (my current phone is the Qtek S100 - a fine beast but I want more current functionality) and got quite excited when I saw this baby, the HTC P4350, announced today. It's like the TyTN but slimmer, which is a big plus.
We're sure you're not like this at all...[Warning: this links to the The Onion and involves swearing and...
Well, this makes sense. AOL UK's new boss is the former VP of "audience", Andy Jonesco.