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AM News: Hackers Steal Sony's Michael Jackson Catalogue, £250 HTC One V Pre-order, GAME Heading for Closure?

Rumours suggest that the executives of high street retailer Game, could be considering the end of the franchise with little confidence that it can survive the year. There's some weight to this hearsay as well, since just last week it was announced the game seller had failed to strike a new distribution deal with both Electronic Arts and Nintendo. With the former set to release some of the biggest titles of 2012 and the latter potentially debuting its next generation console this year, this leaves Game in a difficult situation.

Sony has been the target of not one, but two security attacks in the past year alone - first, the infiltration into Sony's PlayStation network and now, the theft of Michael Jackson's entire music library. It was only last year that the music industry lost their King of Pop - but it appears that fans have been dealt with yet another blow, with Michael Jackson's back catalogue swiped from Sony.

Following the recent revelations over the photo library privacy concerns of Apple and Android users, a US lawmaker has called upon the assistance of the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the issue further. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling upon the powers of the Federal Trade Commission to look into allegations over applications installed on Google and Apple mobile devices taking private photo and contact data without the user's consent.

HTC has brought in the tried and trusted design of the Legend (with THAT Jay Leno like chin) which has been reincarnated in 2012 as the HTC One V, albeit with a thinner profile. The One V costs only £250 at Expansys and features HTC's own Beats Audio technology, a 3.7-inch screen with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution and ImageSense technology, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core SoC, a five megapixel camera (with a BSI sensor, F/2.0 lens, 720p recording and LED flash), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA compatibility, HDMI out, microUSB, and a 1500mAh battery.

Many of the top free android applications are exposing user data to advertisers - this includes contacts, location and even private calendar information. This was revealed in a report by Channel 4 News, published on its blog. Security firm MWR InfoSecurity handled the research, with the report showing that the main culprit apps were SoundHound Free by SoundHound Inc; Talking Tom 2 free, Talking Tom and Talkingpierre by outfit7; Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick; and Cartoon Camera by Fingersof.