Five men have been arrested in connection with the recent slew of web attacks carried out by online movement Anonymous in support of WikiLeaks. The BBC reports that the men aged 15, 16, 19, 20 and 26, were arrested at 0700 this morning in connection with offences committed under the Computer Misuse Act.
Nokia has had a slow start to 2011 after posting poor figures for Q4. The company’s profits have fallen 21 per cent during the fourth quarter as it continues to struggle against competitors in the smartphone market. The worlds biggest phone maker has also seen a fall on both handset sales and its market share.
Rumours are circulating that Facebook could be planning to add a VoIP service to its site. A number of users discovered that a call button appeared on friends user profiles along with the options to chat, poke and send a message. When the call button was pressed a dialogue box opened saying “calling [friend name]”. The option apparently disappeared soon after.
A US federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order (TPO) against hacker George 'Geohot' Hotz, forcing him to hand over his computers and hard drives and stop distributing tools designed to hack Sony's PlayStation 3 console. The court order comes after Sony filed a lawsuit against Hotz and 100 other people for distributing tools that allow people to hack the PS3 to run home brew software and pirated games.
Chip maker Qualcomm has increased its forecast for the second quarter and fiscal 2011 revenue as demand for wireless chips in mobile devices continues to soar. The company said that it expects to generate a fiscal 2011 revenue of between $13.6 billion to $14.2 billion, increasing its forecast by 6 per cent. Qualcomm supplies wireless chips to companies like Apple and HTC, which have been doing well in the smartphone boom.