We all know Google+ is hardly the Facebook contender Page and co hoped for. But according to data from comScore, reported by the Wall Street Journal, visitors to the sites using computers spent an average of about three minutes a month on Google+ between last September and January, versus six to seven hours on Facebook each month over the same period.
Let's take a healthy sodium-dose here, but London's Sunday Times is alleging that Facebook has admitted to reading users' text messages. They supposedly read the private SMS messages of users who downloaded the Facebook app on their smartphones.
Facebook already built its own data center and its own servers. And now the social-networking giant is building its own storage hardware -- hardware for housing all the digital stuff uploaded by its more than 845 million users.
Having successfully beta tested it, Dropbox has announced a new release of its desktop and Android software, which means that the service can now upload your photographs to your Dropbox account automatically. Yes, that's exactly like iCloud and Google+, but it's good news for anyone who doesn't use either of those services. [Dropbox]
Nokia Siemens is going to demo HSPA+ Multiflow — a new cell tech that lets phones talk to two cell towers at once — at Mobile World Congress. It's the first time that the tech, which can apparently double data speeds, will be shown working on stuff you might actually be able to buy.
A report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Google has been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of Safari users, by tracking the browsing habits of people, even if they thought they had blocked such monitoring.
Foxconn has more to worry about. As well as struggling to deal with allegations of exploitative working conditions in its factories, it's now had the bad fortune of being hacked, having login and password information spread across the web.
O2 has put an end to its Wi-Fi hotspot sharing arrangement with The Cloud, a comfortable little agreement which used to allow O2 subscribers to enjoy a bit of turbo-charged data access while out and about.
There was a fairly large outbreak of fury over the weekend, after a T-Mobile operative said its new Fully Monty unlimited data plan was to be throttled at 1Mb. But then someone else from T-Mobile said it wasn't. Who do we believe?
T-Mobile has launched a new calling and data plan it's calling The Full Monty, which it claims is the first in the UK to remove all restrictions and fair use monitoring from mobile data, calling minutes and SMS messages.