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AMNews: Privacy Concerns over Silk Browser, Apple iPad 2 Successor, Google Shuts Buzz

US Congress is working hard to wrap its collective head around Amazon’s new Silk Web Browser present in its Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire is a much anticipated tablet from Amazon which is scheduled to be released on Nov 15.

Dell is opening a new 5,000 sq ft data centre in the U.K. This leads to the presumption that the IT hardware manufacturer might have invested in new server racks in the recent times. As per schedule, the operation of this Slough based facility will start on November 3rd and will have two sections one for the rows of cabinets and another with IT capacity used for Dell Modular Data Centres.

On Friday Google announced that it is going to shut down the beleaguered Buzz social-networking service in coming weeks, in order to focus more on Google+. In addition, the search giant has shut down the Google Labs site and replaced and with Google Product search later in the day yesterday, as a measure to get rid of several lesser-known products.

Apple may already have started to produce the iPad 3 tablet, one which is set to be released next year and which is likely to come with the Apple A6 SoC. AllthingsD reports that Jeff Fidacaro, an analyst from Susquehanna Financial, is adamant that Apple has increased the production of the iPad 2 to 14 million units down from around 13 million units.

Open source project WineHQ has become the latest target of a massive cyber attack, with the perpetrators downloading and stealing several usernames and passwords. WineHQ, whose database was hacked using a vulnerability in phpmyadmin, develops and operates a platform used to run Windows-based applications on Mac OS X, BSD, Solaris and Linux.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.