News has broken that five million Gmail addresses and passwords have been posted to a Russian Bitcoin forum. However, Google has stated that the leak is not the result of a security breach, but rather the work of a long phishing campaign against internet users. In fact, most of the passwords have long been changed and accounts suspended.
Square Enix will be making a game streaming service available to the Japanese market. Unlike most other services of this type, it will be only be made on smartphones and tablets through the Dive In app. Users will also only be allowed to rent games for a limited time, instead of buying it outright. The service starts with Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 13, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Razer’s Cortex game sale tracking software has gone live after a two week early access period. In celebration of the announcement, eight games are being discounted on GOG.com for a month. The titles can be accessed from the Razer Cortex software, that users will have to download and register for a Razer account.
Music streaming service Spotify will begin rolling out video advertisements to mobile users. This will only affect those using the service for free, and thankfully the ads will not automatically start playing on tablets or smartphones; instead it will ask users to opt into watching the advertisement in exchange for blocks of uninterrupted listening time.
The first Doodle 4 Google contest in Malaysia has come to an end with 16-year-old Lee Yee Run taking the top honours. The student from SMK Yoke Kuan in Sekinchan, Selangor will have his creation featured on the Google Malaysia homepage on 16 September to celebration Malaysia Day. Lee beat out three other age-group category winners after three rounds of judging from the public and official Google doodle team.
Eventhough Apple claims that its iCloud and Find my iPhone services were not breached following the nude celebrity photo leaks, Tim Cook, the CEO of the Cupertino company has just announced that they will be beefing up the company’s security.
Twitter users will soon have to find another way to share photos, as the social networking company has forced Twitpic to close its doors. For many, Twitpic is synonymous with the microblogging site and the loss of the popular image sharing site will undoubtedly be a blow to the usability of Twitter.
Google Street View is great for getting a feel for places that most people will never see in real life, and the most recent use of the technology allows users to wander around the world of Destiny; the next first person shooter from the studio that brought us the Halo franchise. Take a look at the fortifications and extra-terrestrial battlefield of Mars, Venus, and the Moon; all while being entertained by the friendly tour guide.
If you were worried that your precious information stored in the iCloud might be vulnerable following the nude celebrity photo leaks, then you can breathe out a sigh of relief because Apple just released a statement claiming that its iCloud and Find My iPhone services were not compromised. Instead, the photo leaks was a targeted attack on usernames, passwords and security questions.
Good Old Games, or GOG, has always been the place to find DRM free games for those who want to avoidbeing locked into Steam or any other DRM. It is now also a place to get DRM free movies, or at least it will if talks with Hollywood executives go well. For now, the new Movie tab on GOG.com will contain a documentaries about gaming and internet culture; the kind of thing that resonates with its main customers.