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Late News: Gmail Increases Storage, Samsung Galaxy S3 Pics Emerge on Chinese Forum, Tweets Permissible in Court Says Judge

Yesterday was a big day for technology, (opens in new tab) after Google unveiled Google Drive - and to celebrate, the company has decided to up the website's free storage to 10GB. Launched all the way back in 2004, the storage limit was initially 1GB - but when consumers cottoned on to the popularity of Gmail, Google later increased it to 7.5GB. Now, the new storage limit will be rolled out gradually, with users granted 8GB of storage followed by 9GB and finally 10GB will be bestowed upon their Gmail allowance.

Former head of UK intelligence agency GCHQ, (opens in new tab) Sir David Omand, has said that government surveillance is still way behind in tracking social media activity. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter are being used by criminals and terrorists as a "secret space", and whilst the government is attempting to monitor the situation, Sir David fears that surveillance on social networking could produce a "chilling effect" regarding its use.

What looks like the picture of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (opens in new tab) has emerged on a Chinese forum called and has since been removed. Fortunately, Slashgear has copied the pictures before they went AWOL. The phone appears to have four context-aware capacitive buttons plus a physical home button with what looks an array of sensors on each side. The phone is not unlike the one in the video leaked by Vietnamese website Tinhte a few days ago. has just been launched, (opens in new tab) aiming to provide a useful resource to aid SMB and enterprise technology buyers in finding resellers and IT solutions. The comparison site encompasses a variety of solutions including security, VOIP, networking, storage, virtualisation, and cloud services.

This Monday saw a New York judge rule that warrants (opens in new tab) are not needed in order to subpoena your account, given that the information is shared publically via a third-party service. Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris found this out the hard way, after Twitter informed him of this news earlier this year that his account had been subpoenaed. Naturally, he tried to block the subpoena - referring to the way in which it was delivered to the microblogging site, by way of fax to the company's San Francisco headquarters.

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.