Industry News Roundup, June 8
My picks of the latest news from across the IT industry for the week ending Friday 8 June. This week LinkedIn passwords are leaked by hackers and the World IPv6 launch.
When the Internet launched operationally in 1983, its creators never dreamed that there might be billions of devices and users trying to get online. Yet now, almost three decades later, that same Internet serves nearly 2.5 billion people and 11 billion devices across the globe. And we're running out of space.
Social networking website LinkedIn has said some of its members' passwords have been "compromised" after reports that more than six million passwords had been leaked onto the internet.
O2 and Vodafone will pool their mobile phone masts and antennas to slash costs and reduce the number of physical networks in Blighty to two.
Google Maps is getting a handy Android update, allowing you to use maps without running up data charges. Oh, and Google is strapping cameras to hikers and aeroplanes.
The alleged theft of 6.5 million LinkedIn users' passwords by hackers has left them scrambling to change their login details. A recent study found that some people continue to choose laughably simple passwords, however.