Morning Briefing: 16 February 2011

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 16 February 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.

Here’s what we are watching:

  • Anonymous has released the Stuxnet worm – the same worm that has crippled Iran’s nuclear program – and was used in its attack against HBGary Federal, who plans to help the authorities to capture the cyber-vigilantes.
  • Rumours are circulating that Dell could buy AMD. AMD shares rose 5% on the news, but it does have a hefty price of $6 billion – according to ZDNet.
  • Zune might be a brand axed by Microsoft with its branding to be merged within other businesses, such as Windows Live. The Zune brand represents Microsoft’s multimedia offerings – with some countries allowed to get movies on demand, while the US and Canada are the only ones allowed to get its music offerings.
  • Apple has launched a new subscription model and will take 30 percent of the profits. However, while it attracts publishers, not many are happy with the news – according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • A security researcher has pointed out that the BBC may have unknowingly served up malware after an iframe was found on the websites of radio stations 6 Music and 1Xtra. Only 9 of the to 43 security packages were able to detect the malware.

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