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Late News: Apple iOS Update To Fix Location Bug, Assange Calls Facebook A Spying Machine, Osama Merchandise

Apple will release an update for its iOS platform that fixes the location bug found on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Citing a source within the company, BGR reported that iOS update version 4.3.3 will fix the location data gathering bug and will be released within the next two weeks.

eBay has announced the acquisition of non-profit start-up MissionFish to create a separate charity donations processing service. MissionFish offers a platform that allows sellers to donate a part of their proceeds from sales to the charity organisation of their choice.

Popular auction and retail platform eBay has been flooded with merchandise related to the recent death of Osama bin Laden. A day after the news broke, merchandisers have flooded eBay with buttons, tags, hats, shirts and pins, carrying slogans like “We Got Him,” “World Hide and Go Seek Champion 2001 – 2011,” and “Revenge at Last”.

A new study says that ebook readers have a long way to go before they replace textbooks at colleges. According to a year-long study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, college students are happy sticking with their traditional textbooks, PC Mag reports.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has accused social networking giant Facebook of being the ‘the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented’. In a controversial interview with Russia Today, Assange claimed that almost all the big US based internet companies including Google, Yahoo and Facebook allow US intelligence agencies to access data on millions of customers via a specially designed user interface.