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Twitter Tweaks Privacy Policy, Adds Custom Digests

The microblogging site offers more information on its data collection habits and promises to support Do Not Track.

Apple, Samsung CEOs to Negotiate Patent Dispute

The court ordered a summit Monday intended to hash out the companies' differences and try to end their international patent wars.

Facebook Hit with Lawsuit Alleging Privacy Wrongs

Lawyers have filed a "groundbreaking digital-privacy rights case" against Facebook that seeks damages for privacy violations considered to have "significant legal and business implications."

Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

Simon & Schuster becomes the latest publisher to settle an antitrust claim by a team of states, while Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple fight on.

iPhone Users More Likely to Tell Truth Via Text, Study Says

The results were surprising even to the researchers who conducted the study.

Mobile Phone Sales Sink for First Time in Three Years

Asia/Pacific region fuels decline, says Gartner

Mozilla Releases Firefox for Android Beta

Mozilla's new beta version of Firefox for Android supports over 70 smartphones.

Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges

The complaint says that Jobs was enlisted to sell high-ranking officials in the publisher’s parent company on the wisdom of the proposed pricing scheme.

Siri: Just Kidding, iPhone is Best Smartphone Ever

Siri flip-flops on "best smartphone" question.

Netflix Customer Satisfaction Rebounds

After disastrous year, company winning back hearts, minds, and eyeballs.


Verizon Defends Customer Privacy in Publisher's Suit

The carrier refuses to comply with an order to allow a peek at the personal information of alleged e-book pirates.

Phony Flash Player Plants Malware on Android Phones

The infected web page used to distribute the malware was discovered in a number of Russian domains.

Want Your Facebook Status Seen? Pay Up.

The social network appears to be testing fees for highlighting status updates, in what could be a sign of charges to come.

Twitter Breached, 50K Accounts Posted to Internet

Account information for 50K Twitter users were posted online, but most of the private account data is garbage, experts say.

Oracle v. Google Copyright Case: The Road Ahead

The partial verdict jurors reached was just the end of round one in a three-round bout between Google and Oracle.