Monday, July 25, 2011

Chinese police close two Apple fake stores

It looks like an Apple store, the color - white - an Apple store and the apple logo is everywhere, yet it is not an Apple store. The authorities of the city of Kunming, in southern China, closed two stores posing as official distributors of U.S. computer manufacturer, but that operated without direct relationship with the company.

China produces large quantities of counterfeit iPhone and Apple iPad, but these false shops, flushed by an American expatriate, sold many authentic products. Vendors working in the shop were convinced that they worked well for Apple. Upon investigation, police tracked down five similar stores, operating without license from the U.S. manufacturer.

Apple replaces defective iM

Some iMacs sold between May 2011 and July this year have problems with hard drive, the Seagate 1TB. The computers affected are 21.5-inch and 27. The company is contacting buyers who provided a valid email address during registration of the product to communicate the problem and start the free replacement operation.

Customers can check if your machine is affected by the problem entering an Apple page and entering the serial number of your computer. On the same page is the list of accredited suppliers that can come with change.

Facebook fixes a vulnerability on private videos

The social network Facebook announced this Monday, July 25, correcting a security vulnerability affecting users' private videos, reports the TechCrunch site. The flaw allowed "friends" a user to access the title, description and image appeal of his videos, even though these were registered as "private" and therefore theoretically not accessible.

The flaw did not allow however to check out these videos. The problem, which lasted over a week, is the latest of many problems regarding the respect of privacy for the first social network in the world. Authorities to protect the privacy and associations from several countries have warned users in recent months against the location-based features or facial recognition offered by Facebook.