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Apple’s top cop steps down

Apple’s vice president of global security, former FBI agent John Theriault, has reportedly retired from the company.
Iain Thomson, 05 Nov 2011

Yahoo! investor! calls! for! Jerry! Yang’s! scalp!

Investment house Third Point has issued an open letter to the board of Yahoo! claiming that co-founder Jerry Yang is colluding with private equity investors to buy control of the company.
Iain Thomson, 05 Nov 2011

Ginormous sunspot spews solar guts towards Earth

Our own star has developed an astonishingly huge case of hyperactive acne, with one blemish so large you could plop 18 or 19 earths onto it, and still have room to spare.
Rik Myslewski, 05 Nov 2011
LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Disc player

Ten... Blu-ray disc players

Product Round-upOn mainstream Blu-ray players, 3D is fast becoming just another feature, so whether you want it or not, we couldn't really avoid it in this round-up – but don't let that put you off.
Steve May, 05 Nov 2011
Broken CD with wrench

Google TV 2.0 is all bling and no kerching

It is easy to be rude about Google TV, but at the back of the mind is the feeling that one day, after successful tinkering, Google may get it right. Yet after initial hype and excitement around the launch, Google has struggled to recover from the dead weight of unfulfilled expectations that followed, and it will take something more than the recent revamping including an improved user interface to regain any sort of momentum.
Faultline, 05 Nov 2011

Open 'Facebook killer' survives on cash donations

Diaspora, the social network that sells itself as a privacy-conscious alternative to Facebook, is relying on user donations instead of advertising to get it going.
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2011

Natwest net and phone banking goes titsup

Brief Natwest's online, mobile and telephone banking services are having an unscheduled rest today, Saturday, November 5.
Team Register, 05 Nov 2011

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