Source: http://gizmodo.com/5848961/an-important-message-from-sonys-chief-information-security-officer-oh-god-no-its-happening-again

An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer: "OH GOD, NO, IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN"Poor old Sony was hammered by both media and its own users earlier this year, after news broke of a large-scale hacking of its PlayStation Network. And now it’s happened again.

The latest case involves Sony detecting a mass attempt to sign in to PSN accounts with a job-lot of user names and passwords, which the company says it believes may have been obtained through a third-party rather than extracted from PSN itself. Fortunately, the “overwhelming majority” of user name and password combinations failed.

However, Sony believes approximately 93,000 accounts (33k in Europe) have been compromised, with outsiders able to correctly sign in to PlayStation Network using the stolen data. Those accounts have now been “temporarily locked” pending a new password reset and account validation scheme.

Sony says credit card data is safe, and it’ll refund anyone should they find evidence of any suspicious activity. [Sony via T3]

Image credit: NME.


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Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/overnight-facebook-posts-drive-more-engagement-19271/

Facebook posts made by retail brands during the overnight hours of 8 PM to 7 AM drive 20% more user engagement, in terms of like and comment rates, than posts made between 8 AM and 7 PM, according to a September 2011 report from Buddy Media. However, data from “Strategies for Effective Facebook Wall Posts” [...]


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Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/tweeters-more-engaged-with-tv-shows-18253/

A considerably higher percentage of Twitter users who tweet while watching a TV show discuss the show they’re watching than Facebook users who log in during a TV show, according to May 2011 data from TVGuide.com. The “TVGuide.com User Research Study” indicates 50% of Twitter users discuss a show they are watching, one-third more [...]

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Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/05/apple-releases-iad-gallery-app-all-ads-all-the-time/

Tired of apps always getting in the way of your ads? There’s an app for that.

Update: Well, it looks like there’s a bit more to this story. It turns out a developer of a similar ad-only app informed us a while back that her Ads Tube app (demoed after the break) was rejected by Apple because there was “not enough user functionality.” Guess it finally worked out that problem itself.

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