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Noon News: Apple's Secret Archives in Stanford, Telstra Privacy Breach, iPhone 4S Yells at 12 Year Old

The Stanford University in the US has amassed a massive collection of Apple related items which were a part of a company museum that Apple was earlier planning. The Associated Press reported the existence of the Apple secret archives but, didn't give out the details of its location as its top secret. The archives, which are at the core of Stanford's Apple collection, are located in a secret warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area, away from the main Stanford University campus.

Researchers at Russian security firm, Kaspersky Lab, have revealed that the Stuxnet virus, known for damaging the nuclear program of Iran last year, and Duqu malware have been developed by the same platform which developed minimum five other cyber threats. The roots of this platform can be traced back to 2007.

Telstra has again stirred a privacy controversy by making personal information belonging to 1,500 of its BigPond customers online for everyone to see. The privacy breach involved a spreadsheet which contained the names and email address of 1,500 customers.

A boy aged 12 was asked to ""Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***." by an iPhone 4S when he asked a very simple question "How many people are there in the world?" The latest iPhone from Apple has Siri, which is getting very popular due to the fact that it answers to questions spoken to it and 12 year old Charlie Le Quesne asked the above question and was shocked to hear this answer. The boy was trying the new iPhone at Tesco in Coventry, UK.

Apple seems to be tightening its grip on the US smartphone market but, Android continues to be the most popular operating system. According to new data released by comScore, through survey of 30,000 US mobile phone users, Apple increased its smartphone hardware market share by 1.4 percent in the three months ending in November, acquiring a market share of 11.2 percent.