Webwire: Sony confirms PS data loss; France Tel hit by fresh suicide

Sony has confirmed a hacker breached a database of names, birthdates and potentially credit card numbers of the 77 million users of its PlayStation Network. Sony hopes to restore “some services” of the network, which has been down since April 20, within a week.
 
The specter of staff suicides has returned to France Telecom, with a man setting himself alight at work after several job transfers in recent years. Staff moves were one of the root causes of a suicide crisis at the firm in 2009.
 
India's Tata Teleservices swung to a 499 million rupee (€7.6 million) profit in FY11, from a nearly 3 billion rupee loss the year before, due mostly to a one-time gain on the sale of its towers unit.
 
Mexico's Telcel will appeal a record $1 billion (€681 million) fine imposed on it by the nation's antitrust regulator for trying to monopolize the market with high mobile connection charges.
 
John Jiu, Google China’s vice president, has called for an end to web censorship in the country by bringing local regulations in-line with other nations. The company has been losing market share in China since it stopped censoring search results last year.

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