Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Tech news from around the web:

A possible security flaw in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system could allow third-party applications add unapproved features,  Forbes reports. Accuvant security researcher Charlie Miller has found a flaw in iOS that lets applications download unsigned code that is able to change functionality after it has been installed – that could include accessing user contacts and photos, along with activating hardware features like the vibration motor and speakers. Read more

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg. Getty Images.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer for Facebook, said US education and immigration policy were to blame for the fierce battle Silicon Valley technology companies were fighting over engineers.

American universities should be “stapling a visa to every high-tech diploma” it issues to non-US students, Ms Sandberg said, rather than send foreign students back to their home countries to build companies that will compete with US ones. Read more