Mac OS X 10.7.3 hits Software Update

How about a 700+ megabyte download to brighten up your day? Apple‘s just released a update to it’s Loin OS, bumping this feline all the way up 10.7.3. Those braving this update can look forward to new languages, a new version of Safari (5.1.3) and a fix for the WiFi reconnection bug upon waking from sleep. Also buried in the release notes are RAW support for “more cameras”

Mega Up Load user’s data to be saved

Megaupload’s website may have been shut down due to the presence of pirated materials BUT there’s still a series matter of all that legal content that’s on its servers. People want their files back and now the government’s has got what it needs, the hosting companies no longer need to keep the data around because Megaupload’s no longer paying them to do so.  So Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications have decided to preserve the data for at least two weeks while a deal is brokered with the DOJ for its release. In the meantime, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed up with Carpathia to create a website that puts people in touch with the EFF so users can try to retrieve their data.

O2 Data Breach: Your Mobile Number Shown to EVERY Website You’ve Visited

Today a rather alarming rumor about a data breach that suggests that the UK’s biggest network O2-UK forwards your phone number to any website that you have visited your smartphone.

Lewis Peckover built a site that displayed the header data sent to sites that you visit and found a network-specific field called “x-up-calling-line-id” which displayed his mobile number. He then tweeted this and it lend to angry users who tested the site having there number reveled. These people have flooded the company’s official Twitter, which is currently responding with:

“Security is our top most priority, we’re investigating this at the moment & will come back with more info as soon as we can.”

It has been confirmed that it’s only O2 who are effected by this issue. The issue comes around as O2 transparently proxies HTTP traffic, using the number as a UID. 

The Information Commissioner’s Office has said the following:

“Keeping people’s personal information secure is a fundamental principle that sits at the heart of the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. When people visit a website via their mobile phone they would not expect their number to be made available to that website.

We will now speak to O2 to remind them of their data breach notification obligations, and to better understand what has happened, before we decide how to proceed.”

Windows Phone 7 SMS Bug

An SMS message on your nice new Windows 7 powered device could knock out your messaging out in a cold, a one shot kill and you can’t prepare for it.

Apparently, Windows Phone 7 devices that receive a text containing a certain string of characters will reboot and return with a non-functional messaging client which can only be restored via a hard reset. This flaw is not device-specific and has been found to affect other parts of the OS. Locking up your handset if you’ve pinned a friend as a live tile and that buddy posts the magic bug words on Facebook or Windows Live Messenger.

To fix the problem requires quick tapping fingers, as you’ve got to remove the pinned tile after rebooting before it flips and freezes the phone again.

BUT before you go abandoning WP7’s ship, just know that these sms issues are a known phenomenon and have affected all the major mobile players, iOS and Android included. Until Microsoft releases a fix, cross your fingers and hang tight.

A afternoon of Twitter Problems

This afternoon Twitter has reported a log-out issue thanks to a large amount of users reporting problems with their acounts on mobile phones apps.

This issue appears to be based with the ‘signed OAuth requests’ Which involve valid access tokens and these are being responded to with a 401 Unauthorized errors. Hence the Log Out.

The harsh tag for this matter on twitter is: #T4BB

Also twitter users can follow updates on twitters developers website at: