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Late News: Samsung Galaxy Tab £15 Per Month, Facebook Controversy, UK Data Breaches, Intel’s Revenue Boost

Mobile phone operator T-Mobile, in conjunction with group buying website Groupon, is selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab for £15 per month on a two year contract with an upfront cost of £15. The deal represents a saving of £240 on the monthly rate (usually £25 per month) and £34 on the upfront cost for the tablet.

Facebook recently found itself on the wrong side of a fresh controversy following the removal of a picture of two men kissing from a user’s Facebook profile. Robynn Webb, who uploaded a profile picture of two guys kissing, received an email from Facebook moderators saying that the content of the photo was not appropriate as per the rules.

After the launch of Google Android OS, most analysts pitted it directly against Apple’s iOS and viewed it as a serious competitor. However, according to a survey done by comScore, Apple iOS still has twice the reach of Google’s Android in the US mobile market.

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has found itself coming under severe pressure following reports of its failure to take adequate action against data breaches in the country. According to a report revealed by ViaSat UK under the FIA (Freedom of Information) act, out of the 2,565 data breaches reported to the agency last year, it took action only in 36 cases and imposed a fine only four times.

Technology major Intel, which has received a big revenue boost in the first quarter of 2011, is now being challenged by Samsung in the global semi-conductor market. In 2010 Samsung boosted its share from 7.6 percent to 9.2 percent while Intel shares share fell from 14 percent to 13.3 percent.

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.