Weekly Roundup: Top 10 tech articles you need to know

1. 10 most common tech myths debunked

There are certain false tech notions and stories that get circulated often enough to sound true. We look at 10 of the most common ones that you need to be aware of.

2. Samsung Galaxy S5 to have iris scanner and QHD display: Report

The Galaxy S5, could come with an iris scanner capable of recognising any user based on their eye.

3. Galaxy S5 will not be curved, neither will iPhone 6

Apple is not expected to adopt curved displays as the only capable flexible suppliers - Samsung and LG - cannot even meet their own needs.

4. Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all," he said in a recorded video message.

5. Target hackers stole encrypted bank PINs: Source

One major US bank fears that the thieves would be able to crack the encryption code and make fraudulent withdrawals from consumer bank accounts.

6. PR exec sacked after tweeting 'Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS'

Former PR executive Justine Sacco has become a worldwide target for nasty jokes and vicious insults over the weekend after posting a Twitter message.

7. S’porean jailed for cyber-terrorising US singer

US singer says cyberstalker terrorised her and loved ones for six years.

8. MBS, Changi Airport spotted in latest Battlefield video game

A level in the recently released Battlefield 4 is set in Singapore in the year 2020.

9. Hacker sentenced to 58 months in jail for 'malicious' programme

The Mariposa Botnet was designed to steal sensitive information, spread viruses and launch denial of service attacks.

10. Put that phone on 'friend mode'

Campaign encourages people to keep devices face down while with friends.