Noon News: Sophos Three-Point Privacy Plan, Apple Samsung Lawsuit, Match.com Screening Users

UK security firm Sophos has asked Facebook to take its users privacy more seriously with a three-point plan for enhancing the privacy and security of its users. The appeal came in the form of an open letter on the Naked Security blog, written by the blogger and security analyst Graham Cluley.

Apple has sued Samsung alleging that the Galaxy line of smart phones incorporates several features that infringe upon patents that Apple holds for the iPad and iPhone.

Tim Berners-Lee, often credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says he would be really disappointed to see governmental transparency projects shut down in an attempt to reduce costs. He also urged the government not to use austerity measures as an excuse to shutter data sharing projects.

Match.com will start screening its users against the sex offenders database to protect its customers. The popular online dating site says that improved screening technology has changed its opinion on the efficacy of screening customers.

Mobile phone network operator Three UK has put the white version of the iPhone 4 on sale online for as little as £25 per month with an upfront fee of £229. Both the 32GB and the 16GB models are listed and the cheapest package offers 300 minutes or texts as well as 500MB data allowance.