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Late News: Facebook Removes Rape Joke Pages, Apple Bans InstaStock App, Microsoft Misses Duqu Patch

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has moved to delete several rape joke pages that had sprung up on the platform. Several of these group pages were protested against by organisations that help cope rape victims with their ordeal.

iPad maker Apple has banned a rogue app from the iTunes App Store which was submitted by a security researchers to expose a vulnerability on Apple's platform. The app, called InstaStock was submitted by Apple developer and security researcher Charlie Miller to the App Store.

Barnes & Noble has accused Microsoft for trying to prevent competition by initiating unsubstantial claims of infringement and requested the US Department of Justice to investigate into patent-licensing tactics of Microsoft.

Microsoft provided four security updates to cure four Windows vulnerabilities that mostly effect Windows Vista and Windows 7, the newest versions of the operating system, but somehow missed out on the zero-day vulnerability that is exploited by Duqu.

Over two thirds of Britons agree that use of social media must be banned during times of social unrest within the country. According to a poll conducted by internet security firm Unisys, 70 percent of the 973 polled by the company agreed that the use of social media services like Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger must be banned during social unrest, like the riots which took place in England recently.

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.