Late News: Public Sale of XXX Domains, Windows 8 App Store, Yahoo Messenger Vulnerability

Even after legal efforts are being made to stop the sale of domain names ending with .XXX, internet registries have opened them up for public sale. During the restricted sale period around 100,000 addresses have been bought and many sites have already come up in September.

Under its new data protection laws, the European Union plans to fine businesses 5 per cent of their global turnover if they breach data laws. The EU, under the leadership of Vivian Reding, is looking to have strong data protection and plans to empower users with a right to their data, which has otherwise been denied by internet companies like Google and Facebook.

Motorola Mobility has made public that its Atrix handset that can be attached to a docking station and turned into a laptop, has received an update to a new version of Gingerbread which brings in several improvements to the handset's performance.

Microsoft Corp. revealed its Windows 8 App Store yesterday, which can be seen as a potential competitor of Apple's Mac OS X Lion, at a San Francisco event. The store will be available to end users with the launch of Windows 8 in late 2012. According to various reports the store will feature free as well as paid apps.

Security researchers have come across an exploit in Yahoo Instant Messenger that has not been patched yet, which would allow a wave of malware to enter enterprise networks across the globe.