News@5: Microsoft To Fix 22 Flaws,Anonymous Targets Yemen & The Daily

The Hive Mind behind online activist group Anonymous has turned its attention towards Yemen as part of its war against Internet censorship. Following its attacks on government websites in Tunisia and Egypt, the loose-knit band of cyber revolutionaries have attacked the website of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh in support of the anti-government protests sweeping across the country.

Acer has confirmed that it will "fully support" its customers and end-users to deal with Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset issues in a statement that the company sent yesterday. The announcement came after Lenovo, Dell and HP all confirmed that they will be recalling products based on the Intel series 6 chipset for free and have already stopped shipping products based on it.

Microsoft is to release 12 bulletins to patch some 22 security flaws in its software next week. The 12 bulletins, of which three are rated ‘critical’ and nine ‘important’, will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Visual Studio, and IIS, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing representative Angela Gunn said in a blog post.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has slammed the Egyptian government for forcing Vodafone to send out pro-Mubarak texts to its subscribers. Vodafone yesterday announced that Egyptian authorities had ordered local telecoms firms, including Mobinil and Etisalat, to send out pro-government messages.

The Daily is an interesting example of the conflicting relationship the world of traditional press with Rupert Murdoch at its helm has with search engines and social networking websites. For those not in the know, The Daily is available for free - in its entirety - on the daily's website, the problem is that you can't get an index for it, a problem that has been solved by a developer called Andy Baio who created an index for The Daily.