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Noon News: Facebook 'Subscribe', Gemnet CA Hacked, Apple TV Updated, Apple's 'Spaceship' HQ

Facebook has dished out its ‘Subscribe' button for websites, allowing users to get updates from journalists directly to their News Feed. Before this, users will were only allowed to ‘Like' and ‘Recommend' the articles they found interesting on any website.

Dutch certificate authority Gemnet has been forced offline as attackers exploited an unprotected administrative page to take control of the company's website. KPN, Gemnet's parent company, has been quick to address fears that the attack could put users of its secure socket layer (SSL) certificates at risk, stating that the certificate signing and key storage systems were not affected in the attack.

Apple has given an early Christmas treat to its Apple TV customers in the UK, Canada and Australia by releasing an over-the-air update for the platform that allows users in those countries to buy and download TV shows. Apple TV users, except in the US, were only capable of streaming TV show rented through iTunes.

More details have been released regarding Apple's new ‘spaceship' headquarters. The significance of this plan is that it was the last project taken up by the Apple co-founder late Steve Jobs. The preparation of plans for the new headquarter began towards the end of February this year, which was around Steve Jobs birthday.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declared at the LeWeb conference in Paris "Android is ahead of the iPhone now". After making the remark, which raised a few eyebrows in the MacBook, iPad and iPhone wielding audience, Schmidt later explained the reasons that led him to this conclusion "unit volume, Ice Cream Sandwich, the price is lower, there are more vendors."