The HP Touchpad shows that it still has life, SOPA and PIPA get tweaked, and don't fall for the latest phishing scheme on Facebook.
- The HP TouchPad is Alive, Receives OTA Software Update: The HP Touchpad still has a heartbeat. It received an Over-The-Air (OTA) update to version 3.05 that includes enhanced video calling features, updates to its calendar and email apps, and a host of other changes. [Phonearena]
- Lawmaker Strips DNS Blocking from SOPA: Rep. Lamar Smith, the author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has decided to remove Domain Name System (DNS) blocking before SOPA comes up for a vote. This follows a similar move by Sen. Patrick Leahy with the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), the Senate version. [PC Mag]
- Facebook Chat Phishing Attack Impersonates Facebook Security Team: A new Facebook phishing scheme takes over a victim's account and sends a chat notification to all contacts, claiming that the account will be suspended unless certain information is verified. This includes name, birthdate, and even credit card details. [Computerworld]
- ISP Wins Appeal Against Blocking of The Pirate Bay: Ziggo and XS4ALL, two Internet Service Providers in The Netherlands, won an appeal on a decision on a decision from just days ago that they would have to block access for its customers to certain sites such as The Pirate Bay. The judge who heard the appeal felt blocking such sites was a "drastic measure". [Neowin]
- Hulu Plus Reaches 1.5 Million Paid Subscribers Mark: With over 1.5 million paid subscribers, Hulu Plus has reached this mark quicker than any video subsciption service ever. Overall revenues for 2011 were 60% higher than the previous year. [Neowin]