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AMNews: Facebook FTC Settlement, UMD Passport for PS Vita Buyers, iOS 5.0.1 Upgrade, Google TV

Facebook is about to enter into an agreement with the U.S.government over various charges of misleading users about usage of personal information, yet again proving the growing concern over privacy in the digital era.

Japanese gaming giant Sony has launched a new PS Vita feature in hopes of attracting more gamers when it is launched next year. The company introduced UMD Passport, a feature which when downloaded on PS Vita, will allow users to purchase digital copies of their existing UMD games at a discounted price between £4 and £12 or between 500 to 1000 Yen.

The newly released iOS 5.0.1 update, appears not to work as advertised and provide a solution for the iPhone 4S battery issue, according to a number of reports. Hundreds of users who have flooded Apple forums, are even claiming the contrary - the patch makes the problem worse.

London city will soon see trials of the first wireless electric car charging systems that would make life a lot less cumbersome for electric car users. Telecom equipment maker Qualcomm has partnered with mayor of London and the Transport for London department to conduct the trials in early 2012.

We dare say that Google TV was a flawed concept from the start, and it is dumbfounding that a company like Logitech embraced it wholeheartedly and according to its CEO, Guerrino De Luca, expected people to be queuing up to buy it.

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.