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Late News: Microsoft Integrates Facebook With Bing, DropBox Puts Customers’ Privacy At Risk, SanDisk And Pliant

Microsoft has deepened its ties with Facebook by integrating the platform’s social network data with the Bing search engine. Under the new partnership, users will be able to view ‘likes’ and recommendations made by their friends on the Bing search engine.

Apple is reportedly gearing up for a secret product launch for its 10th retail anniversary, coming up this Thursday. An Apple source has confirmed that the company is planning ‘something big’ to mark the 10th anniversary, BGR reports. Apple is known for playing its card close, and this case is no different.

Popular document sharing platform DropBox has been accused of misleading its customers about the security of their data by a security researcher. Christopher Soghoian, a security expert completing his Phd. at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, has filed a complaint with the FTC, which accuses DropBox off sacrificing user security and privacy to save costs.

SanDisk announced on Monday that it is going to acquire Pliant technology for approximately $327 million, a move that could enhance the flash memory chip maker’s ability to provide low power and faster storage facilities to corporate clients.

Data management firm Iron Mountain has agreed to sell its digital data storage division to UK based Autonomy for $380 million in cash. The division sale will include Iron Mountain’s online back-up and recovery offerings and digital archiving and e-discovery solutions.