Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

Twitter pulls plug on TweetDeck for Android, iPhone

Twitter will end support for TweetDeck on the iPhone and Android in order to focus solely on browser-based versions for those platforms. And it is also apparently dumping Facebook.

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NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

NBC said it was working to clear up the issues, which also affected some of its other websites.

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iPhone hackers hint at progress towards iOS 6 jailbreak

Two iPhone hackers hinted they're making progress towards developing a new jailbreak for the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

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Apple fined in Beijing court over ebook sales

Apple was ordered by a Beijing court on Thursday to pay a total of 1.03 million yuan (US$165,000) for selling unlicensed e-books, according to a report by China's official Xinhua news agency.

Australian police warn against using Apple Maps application

Australian police are warning people not to rely on Apple's new mobile mapping application after several motorists ended up in a semi-arid national park where temperatures can reach 115F (46C) and there is no water supply.

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.

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Apple asks court to add 6 more Samsung devices to patent suit

Apple is seeking to add six Samsung products in a patent infringement lawsuit between the electronic giants scheduled to start in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in March 2014.

AT&T iPad hacker plans to appeal felony conviction

A man who exposed a major privacy weakness that divulged email addresses of iPad users on AT&T's network plans to appeal his conviction on two felony charges.

Twitter now posts takedown messages for tweets that violate copyrights

Under a new policy, Twitter will leave a placeholder message when it removes content resulting from a complaint by a copyright holder.

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iPhone jailbreaking still legal in US, but don't meddle with an iPad

Modifying Apple's iPhone software to install applications not approved by Apple will still be legal under new exemptions to take effect on Sunday in the U.S., but illegal for an iPad and other tablets.

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iPhone users sue Apple for locking them into AT&T

A pair of iPhone customers are seeking class action status for their complaint against Apple, which they say violated antitrust law by locking customers into service with AT&T Mobility for several years.

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Apple dismisses iPhone jailbreak wizard 'Comex'

The famous iPhone hacker "Comex," who engineered ways to hack Apple's mobile operating system, is no longer doing work for the company, according to Twitter postings.

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iPhone hacker dream team edges closer to iOS6 jailbreak

A trio known for their prowess in hacking Apple's iPhone software indicated on Thursday they may be edging closer to breaking the improved security measures in iOS 6.

Australia kicks off launch of Apple's iPhone 5

The global launch of Apple's iPhone 5 began early Friday morning in Australia when stores in the country opened their doors at 8 a.m. The phone has attracted massive attention from consumers, and some analysts expect it to be Apple's biggest phone launch ever.

GoDaddy comes back online after attacks

GoDaddy restored some services on Monday as the company battled online attacks that severely impacted its hosting and domain-name registration operations.