Technology: Test of the Tech Blogs

Facebook bug bounty

Posted by Elinor Mills

1 August - Facebook has launched a bug bounty programme in which researchers will be paid for reporting security holes on the site. Compensation, which starts at $500 (£304), will be paid only to researchers who follow Facebook's responsible disclosure policy and agree not to go public with the information until Facebook has fixed the problem.

Robot revolution

Posted by John Briggs

1 August - Foxconn is planning on replacing many of its human manufacturers with about one million robots. There are apparently 10,000 robots at the factory now and that number will increase by 300,000 next year. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou plans another million robots by 2014. The company currently employs 1.2 million humans. We are not far off from the industrial revolution here.

iphone 5 speculation

Posted by Matthew Finnegan

29 July - More than a third of shoppers are ready to buy the iPhone 5, according to a new survey. It's thought the fifth incarnation of the iPhone will be released in September, and anticipation is ramping up with the usual speculation. A spokesperson for PriceGrabber has claimed that 35 per cent of consumers have their eye on the new phone. A further 51 per cent plan to buy it over the course of 12 months after its release.

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