Tech Today: Apple iOS 4.3.3, BlackBerry Bold 9900

Plus: Assange bites back, PSN identity theft fears

Bank Holiday Monday's biggest tech news.

Smartphone giant RIM has announced the handset many of its loyalists have been waiting for. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 sees the candybar Bold boast a touchscreen for the first time. T3 got a hands-on first look at the device today and it may be the most impressive RIM has offered in quite some time.

Sony has exposed its PlayStation Network account holders to years at risk from identity theft according to security experts. The company, which hopes to have its online gaming portal back online this week after a hack compromised the data of millions of gamers, has sacrificed the names, addresses and mother's maiden names of up to 100 million people according to an article on Business Week.
Link: Business Week

Twitter has finally acquired Tweetdeck for between $40-50 million according to sources familiar with the talks. Tweetdeck will now be an official Twitter app. Twitter grabbed the London-based social networking platform from under the noses of UberMedia who had previously bid less for the popular third party app. Let's see what Twitter does with Tweetdeck in the immediate future
Link: TechCrunch

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Apple's fix for the location-tracking bug which sparked controversy last week will arrive sooner rather than later, according to reports on Monday. The initial build for iOS Software Update 4.3.3 was handed in on Monday with the release set to be rolled out within two weeks. Despite widespread cynicism, Apple is adamant that the amount of location data iOS stores is just an oversight.
Link: Apple Insider

Wikipedia founder Julian Assange has been off the radar for a little while, but has returned to the limelight to take aim at social networking giant Facebook. In an interview with Russia Today the demonised exposé master says "Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the worlds most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their location their communication with each other, their relatives...all accessible to US intelligence."
Link: Gizmodo