Facebook buys Instagram for a cool $1billion


Facebook has brought photo sharing app Instagram for a wooping one billion dollers today.

Facebook has said they will not be changing the poperler platform.

Stay with The Path Untaken as we have emailed Instagram a list of questins and hoping for a reply shortly.

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New Xbox for Fall 2013 Release?


The new Xbox 720 (or the Xbox Loop) looks to be on line for a late fall 2013 release. This successor to set to be the gaming throne and is purported to pack a GPU based on AMD’s 6000 series of chips and will also boast silicon circuitry that catapults its performance past Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U by 20 percent.

If you’re looking for a more apples to green X’s comparison, this next gen counsel graphical capabilities are also reportedly six times greater than its 360 progenitor. While MS is likely holding back its monstrous new platform for a big E3 show.

Lumia 900 hits Carphone Warehouse


Carphone Warehouse is soon to be launching the dual-camera sporting Mango phone which has been listed as “coming soon” on their website with an expected launch date of June 2012.

These plans are clearly still unofficial at the moment, but you can sign up for more info from the outlet as it becomes available. The biggest question, though, is whether or not the Lumia 900 will ship with LTE on board.

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.”

The Death Of Cloud Locker Services?


 

So the US Government (along with other governments) pulled the plug on Megaupload and its whole executive team last week. By charging the them with criminal charges for copyright infringement and racketeering in addition to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and money laundering.

As a result of this several other cloud locker companies have shut down their sharing ways to avoid similar DOJ entanglements. FileSonic and Fileserve have eliminated file sharing from their service menus, and Uploaded.to is no longer available to those people in the US. None of these co

mpanies have said that Megaupload’s legal problems are the reason for the changes, but the timing suggests it’s more than mere coincidence.

Feel fee to have a debate about this matter in the comments section and we’ll do a story of your views at the end of the week.

ASUS launches a sneak attack


ASUS was verybusy at the CES show last week, but it held back at least one little (or not so little) supriseon us…

The ASUS B23E. This 12.5-inch business laptop packs a Core i5 or i7, up to 8GB of RAM and a maximum of a750GB hard drive in a magnesium-aluminum alloy case. Other expected Pro-series niceties include, a fingerprint reader, spill-proof keyboard and an anti-shock mounted hard disk. Looking at the spec sheet though, it’s not all gravy for this 3.4-pound PC. For one ASUS doesn’t state how long it will last on a charge, but I can’t imagine the three-cell 4,400mAh battery is going to impress with its longevity.