News@5: Apple iOS4 Enquiry, Project Canvas & .XXX

Two US Congressmen have launched a privacy inquiry into a recent change to Apple's user terms of service, which require users to agree to the company sharing information about their location.

Micro-blogging giant Twitter has settled a case brought by the US Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy breaches. The FTC filed a lawsuit against the social networking platform over serious security lapses that led to two high-profile incidents on the website last year.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given initial approval for a .xxx top-level domain for adult websites. ICM, the company behind the campaign for the domain, explained that the introduction of a .xxx domain would make it easier to filter and avoid innapropriate content.

IBM has taken legal against former employee Joanne Olsen to prevent her from taking up a job with rival company Oracle. IBM claims that Olsen has violated the terms of an anti-competition agreement she signed in 2009.

Project Canvas has been given a conditional green light by the BBC Trust after extensive consultation. Project Canvas is a partnership between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BT and TalkTalk to develop a common internet TV platform.