News@5:Apple and Google Snub Senators Invite, Facebook Likejacking & iPhone Vuvuzelas

Apple has refused to attend a conference on web privacy called by a group of US senators, who are now showing keen interest in what exactly the company has to hide. Search giant Google also refused to attend the conference.

Apple has forced a US publisher to censor a comic book version of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' before allowing it to be sold in the company's App Store.

Researchers at security firm Sophos have issued a warning to the members of social networking platform Facebook against a 'likejacking' attack on the platform. A link takes users to a page promising photos of the '101 hottest women in the world', but intsead installs malicious software on the computer.

Apple is in the process of launching an application to allow iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to purchase Apple merchandise straight from their devices. The application is set to be a mobile version of Apple's App Store.

For those who just can't get enough of the World Cup, a series of newly released applications will now help to bring the match-day atmosphere to both iPhones and Android-based smartphones by way of a digital vuvuzela.