News@10: Pirate Websites Attract 53 Billion Visits Annually, UK Named Fifth Worst For Spam & Facebook

Visits to websites offering pirated digital material and counterfeit goods are on the up, a report from anti-fraud outfit MarkMonitor has revealed. The company monitored illegal traffic levels on 43 file sharing websites, as well as those selling counterfeit goods, and found that they received 53 billion visits annually.

The UK has been named as the fifth worst country for relayed spam messages, according to data published by Sophos. In its quarterly “Dirty Dozen” list, the security company named and shamed the worst countries in the world for spam relaying.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have petitioned a US court of appeals to throw out their 2008 $65 million settlement with Facebook, arguing that the sum misrepresents the actual value of the company.

T-Mobile has announced that it will be cutting the amount of data allowance for its mobile phone customers to only 500MB per month from the 1st of February.

Microsoft has unveiled the upcoming version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company said that the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Dynamics AX 6 has been designed to reduce the burden on IT teams within an organisation, and allow developers to easily customise the platform and add new functions.