News@10: Microsoft Investigate Windows Phone 7 Mystery Data, Spam Levels Bounce Back & AMD

Microsoft is to investigate its Windows Phone 7 software after reports emerged that it is sending and receiving mystery data. The BBC has reported that users have complained that the phone is consuming data without their knowledge, resulting in their data plan allowances being quickly spent.

The recent global decline in spam could be short lived, researchers have suggested. According to security firm NetWitness, the Rustock botnet, which mysteriously shut down over the holiday period, has emerged from its Christmas hibernation to resume normal service.

AMD has announced the resignation of CEO Dirk Meyer as the company struggles to cope with increased competition in the server and tablet PC markets.

Former Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson has accused Google of being "profoundly unethical" and not doing enough to support the UK economy.

The LG Optimus 2X, the first dual core smartphone ever released, will go on sale in the UK on the 21st of February according to online retailer Expansys.