News@5: AAISP To Make IPv6 Standard, Rights Holders Defend DEA & Android

UK broadband services provider Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has announced plans to make IPv6 allocation an automatic feature for new customers. The new system has been put in place due to a shortage of IPv4 addresses. As a result the company has decided to automatically allocate IPv6 address to new customers to speed up IPv6 adoption.

Rights holders have rallied together to defend the UK’s Digital Economy Act (DEA) from the judicial review being sought by Internet service providers. The high court has granted permission to nine trade bodies and organisations to fight for the DEA in court.

Search giant Google is planning to hire dozens of software developers for its Android mobile operating system. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal revealed that the company has launched a drive to recruit software developers, product managers and UI experts in order to expand its mobile app portfolio and better compete with Apple.

Security researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Researchers at North Carolina State University revealed that a similar vulnerability was found in Android 2.2 but it was reportedly fixed by Google in 2.3 Gingerbread.

Facebook has today launched a new feature in the UK & Europe called "deals" that puts the social networking website on a collision course with Groupon, Foursquare and Google Offers. Facebook Deals, which is part of Facebook Places, is targeted at the company's 200 million active mobile users. It will allow customers to check in on Facebook straight from their mobile and claim special offers, rewards as well as discount coupons from top brands.