AMNews: LastPass May Have Been Hacked, Virgin Media Outsources To Accenture, BlackBerry PlayBook Successor

LastPass, a company that allows its users to manage their passwords online, has revealed that it has detected anomalous traffic at its data center which might be due to hackers. The company said on its website that "We know roughly the amount of data transferred and that it's big enough to have transferred people's email addresses, the server salt and their salted password hashes from the database."

A couple from Wyoming has accused a national computer rental company of spying on its customers using webcams and other means. According to a report on Trib, Brian and Crystal Byrd have accused Aaron’s of spying on them without their knowledge. The couple alleged in the lawsuit that the company used a special device to spy on its customers’ electronic communication and even photographed them unknowingly via webcam.

A group of researchers in Japan are currently developing a “kissing simulator” which will allow people to kiss over the internet. The research carried out by the Kajimoto Research Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications focuses towards building a machine that records the motion of the tongue and sends it across the other side of the web, at the target.

UK telecom giant Virgin Media is planning a major overhaul in its IT infrastructure by awarding an outsourcing contract to Accenture. Sources have told The Register that the company’s move to outsource its IT might have an immediate impact on 174 people including 90 redundancies. The report comes as the company announced its plans to close down its call centre in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

According to recent rumours, the BlackBerry phone maker Research in Motion (RIM) is going to unveil the successor of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with a massive 10 inch screen. The rumours came into being following an unconfirmed report published in the tech website Boy Genius Report.