Late News: Privacy Not Guaranteed For EU Cloud Data, Anonymous Hacks Apple, Office 365 Not For BPOS Customers

Europeans who use US based cloud computing services can have their personal data accessed by US authorities without their knowledge. According to an article on The Register, Europe based users who access cloud computing services from US based companies like Microsoft are most likely to have their personal information handed over to US authorities without them finding out.

Infamous hacker group Anonymous has possibly hacked an Apple server to leak a small amount of internal data. The group, which posted the leak on PasteBin, announced the hack via Twitter. “Not being so serious, but well: #Apple could be target, too. But don't worry, we are busy elsewhere. #AntiSec”.

Software giant Microsoft’s newly launched Office 365 cloud based service won’t be accessible to existing BPOS customers. Office 365 is an evolved version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) which allows users to access cloud based online versions of popular Office applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

According to a new report, Japan based tech giant Hitachi Ltd. is pondering over the proposed merger of its small sized LCD (liquid crystal display) panel business with those of Sony and Toshiba. According to a Wall Street journal report, which was citing some unknown source - presumably someone with inside knowledge of the matter’s proceedings, the proposed merger, when and if implemented, will eventually make the trio the largest manufacturer of key components for tablet devices and Smartphones.

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has announced that Microsoft’s Bing search engine will power its English search results in China. The move comes as Google, the global search leader, struggles with a falling market share in the world’s largest online market. The search partnership will allow Microsoft and Baidu to team up against Google in not only in China but the global search engine market as well.