Sony's recurring security headaches (week in review)
Hiccups haunt PlayStation Network after relaunch, while U.S. officials mull location privacy. Also: Is Apple ready for music cloud?
After nearly four weeks offline, Sony relaunched its PlayStation Network, but not without continuing hurdles.
The entertainment and electronics giantits entire portfolio of online games, game forums, and Web sites to service last weekend. But shortly after service resumed, on Twitter that it wasn't active long before it was unavailable again.
Sony said "" was to blame for the service interruptions and said it had to " " of too many password resets submitted at once.
But that wasn't good enough for Japan--Sony's home country. An official in Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said the government is.
To add insult to injury, a new exploit was discovered that
Apple and Google return to Capitol Hill to defend themselves against accusations from politicians who say companies aren't doing enough to protect their customers' location privacy.
Apple already had a deal to offer cloud music from Warner Music and is said to have agreement in place with EMI, music industry sources tell CNET. Sony Music and Universal Music are also close.
Will Verizon be the first to jump onto the bundled family plan for data devices? Either way, it comes at the demise of flat-rate data plans for smartphones.
Shares of the business social network end the day at $94.25, more than double the opening price on the NYSE of $45.
Paul Otellini says the chipmaker is redirecting its focus to low-power and small devices like smartphones, Netbooks, and tablets.
Now Android will force secure connections to calendar and contacts servers for all Android users to prevent someone from snooping on data.
Windows users are familiar with the fake anti-malware ruse, but this is the first time it's been targeted at the smaller Mac market. CNET tells you what Mac Defender is and what it means for Macintosh users.
Clearwire says it has enough money for the next year to fund its network build, but what happens after that? Its COO is bullish on the future, but competition makes for an uphill climb.
Netflix grabs nearly one-third of peak traffic, according to a report by Sandvine, with most of the traffic coming from gaming devices (and probably "Harry Potter" streaming parties).
Knifing through low clouds, the shuttle Endeavour streaked into orbit Monday after a two-week delay, kicking off the orbiter's 25th and final mission.
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