Apple admits using child labour Apple has admitted that child labour was used at the factories that build its computers, iPods and mobile phones. At least eleven 15-year-old children were discovered to be working last year in three factories which supply Apple. Telegraph UK

The awful anti-pirate system that will probably work So, when I read that Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC would fight piracy by requiring a live internet connection all the time when you were playing, I thought it was a joke. Then I learned that, if your internet connection broke while playing it, the game would freeze. What's more, if the connection didn't return soon enough, the game would quit and your progress would be unsaved. Then I learned, as explicitly confirmed by Ubisoft representatives, no. Not a joke. Not at all. Jeff Vogel's Blog

Intel expands Atom line-up, introduces the N470 This new, faster Atom processor for netbooks has integrated graphics built directly into the CPU to help enable improved performance and smaller, more energy-efficient designs for the popular netbook category. The single core Atom processor runs at 1.83GHz, with 512k of L2 cache and DDR2-667 support. Intel PR

TigerText: The App for Spies and Cheaters If you've ever sent a text message that you've later regretted sending (Tiger Woods, I'm looking at you), then a new texting application just released for the iPhone could be your new best friend. Called TigerText, the texting app lets users set a time limit for text messages – and when the time is up, the messages will self-destruct and be wiped from the original phone, the receiving phone, and the server. PC World

When American and European Ideas of Privacy Collide "On the Internet, the First Amendment is a local ordinance," said Fred H. Cate, a law professor at Indiana University. He was talking about last week's ruling from an Italian court that Google executives had violated Italian privacy law by allowing users to post a video on one of its services. NY Times