News@10: The Digital Economy Act, Facebook Banned and the iPhone

The Liberal Democrats are pushing for Amendments to be made to the controversial Digital Economy Act which gives the UK government the power to block the internet connections of those accused of piracy.

Microsoft will sue Salesforce over the infringement of nine patents relating to core software functionality and user interface. The software giant is demanding a jury trial and monetary compensation.

A survey carried out by Tesco mobile has placed the iPhone as the eighth most important invention of all time, ahead of cars, shoes and the flushing lavatory.

Pakistan has blocked Facebook after members of the social networking giant launched a competition asking people to submit drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.

Android is now the fourth most popular operating system according to figures published by research firm Gartner, behind Symbian, RIM and the iPhone OS.