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Worm hacks Tumblr blogs

A destructive software “worm” unleashed by a hacker group hit Tumblr on Monday, defacing pages at the popular blogging platform with a vitriolic and expletive messages. A hacker group going by the acronym “GNAA” claimed responsibility for the diatribe, which dismissed most of what bloggers shared online as worthless. “We are aware that there is […]

Facebook’s Foursquare competitor is imminent

The long-rumoured geolocation “check-in” feature at Facebook is slated to debut within weeks, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNET. It’s going to take the form of an application programming interface (API) for third-party companies on the Facebook developer platform, integrating existing “check-in” start-ups more deeply into the massive social-networking service and in turn […]

Internet ‘kill switch’ proposed for US

A new US Senate Bill would grant the President far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet. The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects “shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the […]

Apple quizzed about iTunes practices

Investigators for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) began asking questions about Apple’s business practices involving digital music at least three weeks ago, according to ZDNet Australia‘s sister site CNET‘s multiple music industry sources. DOJ investigators have interviewed numerous executives at record companies and digital music stores and according to those with knowledge of the […]