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Skype released an update to its Android mobile application today which fixes the recently reported security issues in addition to bringing 3G calling to U.S. users. Earlier this month, reports of a security vulnerability in the Android version of the app were found which could compromise personal information, including a user's name, phone number, chat logs and more. According to Skype, no reported examples of malicious applications misusing this information have been found, but the company will continue to monitor the situation after the fix has been rolled out.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 20, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
In the latest Harvard Business Review, guest contributor Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, writes about the company's plans for the coming year, saying "as I think about Google's strategic initiatives in 2011, I realize they're all about mobile." It's notable that Schmidt didn't say "mostly," or "many," of its initiatives are about mobile - he said "all" of them are.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 18, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
U.S. investigators will be holding a press conference this afternoon to announce criminal charges related to the alleged theft of email addresses and other personal information from 120,000 iPad users. The theft occurred back in June of this year, when hackers compromised AT&T's servers with an automated script. At the time, a group calling itself Goatse Security claimed responsibility for the breach, saying it was motivated to show iPad users their data was not as secure as they thought.