The social network ban introduced by Indian Army, is said to require the force’s 36,000 officers and 1.3 million other personnel to immediately cease using and delete their social networks profiles. The ban is still to be confirmed by authorities. According to Ad Age, army was facing difficulties in monitoring that whether any of its personnel sharing any sensitive...

PocketNow had recently checked out a non-final build of HTC Sense 4.0. HTC has put an emphasis on improved typography and reduced visual clutter. Sense 4.0 will finally bring landscape support to the home screen. All sliders in Sense 4.0 will be gray with buttons that have rounded square edges, instead of the bubbly circular icons found in current versions of Sense....

South Korean Electronics Giant Samsung on Friday reported record earnings for the fourth quarter last year results with a 17% rise in profits in the final three months of 2011. Samsung recorded an operating profit of 5.3 trillion won, or approximately $4.72 billion USD, on sales of 47 trillion won, or approximately $42 billion USD. Samsung said that its Galaxy line of mobile devices drove up revenue for the year by almost 40% compared with the previous year. Despite tough competition from the iPhone maker Apple in the smartphone market,...

A week after German’s Mannheim Regional Court dismissed Samsung’s first lawsuit against Apple, the court today rejected Samsung’s second complaint too. Today’s ruling addresses Korean manufacturer arguments that Apple 3G/UMTS technology infringes upon its patents. Judge Andreas Voss did not state any particular reasons for the decision. The outcome of Samsung’s...

“As a search engine giant, Google has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users,” the eight lawmakers wrote Google CEO Larry Page. “Therefore, we are writing to learn why Google feels that these changes are necessary, and what steps are being taken to ensure protection of consumers’ privacy rights.” A group of House Energy and Commerce members asked Google in a letter (PDF) on Thursday to explain why it plans to start tracking users and collecting information about them across all the company’s...

Security Software giant McAfee rejected rival Symantec Corporation claim that several large corporate customers had recently switched over to using products. Intel bought McAfee in a $7.7 billion deal in order to spur growth at the world’s top chipmaker. McAfee Senior Vice President for Finance and Accounting Edward Hayden told Reuters that the claim was false. He added that his company had booked a record amount of business in its December quarter, signed its biggest deal ever and closed more sales over $1 million than it had in any...

Amazon Web Services has announced a service name as “AWS Storage Gateway” that will enable businesses to move their data to Amazon’s data centers more easily than before. The service is connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS’s...

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking website, has hired Bloomberg former social media director Dan Fletcher. Fletcher will work with the social giant as its managing editor. Forbes in December mentioned Bloomberg’s Dan Fletcher as one of the FORBES 30 under 30 in Media category. Fletcher graduated from Northwestern University in 2009, where he majored...

According to a job posting on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the FBI is gearing up to create a tool that will crawl social media site including Facebook, Twitter and others so as to prepare for the worst – emergencies before they actually happen. The application should be able to spider through public content posted on social networks across the web. “The...

In an ongoing fight against spammers and scammers, Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced that have filed dual lawsuits against the co-owners of Adscend Media LLC, an ad network, which Facebook says is known to support “clickjacking” schemes, and other forms of tricking users into giving up personally identifiable information or money. “We don’t ‘like’ schemes that illegally trick Facebook users into giving up personal information or paying for unwanted subscription services through spam,” McKenna...