Loek EssersAmsterdam Correspondent, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open source, and online payment issues for the IDG News Service.

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Adobe's Revel photo-editing app comes to Android

Users can upload unlimited images for free the first month, after that, uploads are limited

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German court invalidates Microsoft mapping patent

Court rules patent that Microsoft asserted against Google and Motorola Mobility lacked an inventive step

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

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This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of users' privacy that is completely unacceptable, Yahoo said

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LCD cartel fines reduced by E.U. court

Errors were made when calculating the fines, the court said

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Munich opts for open source groupware from Kolab

Munich aims to use as much open source software as possible

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Still more protection needed from patent trolls in the EU, tech vendors say

Tech vendors want the E.U. to adopt their proposals to curb patent trolls

BBM coming to Windows Phone, Nokia X

The messaging service will be available on the phones this summer

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Google acquires Spider.io to fight ad fraud

Spider.io helps advertisers spot billions of fake ad views generated by networks of hijacked devices

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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma

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Open-Xchange adds cloud storage to its app suite

OX Drive will allow users to sync files and edit documents

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KPN strikes deal with Silent Circle to offer encrypted phone calls

KPN said it has the exclusive right to offer Silent Circle services in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium

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German publishers join collecting society to collect money from Google

The publishers are demanding compensation based on a new but controversial online copyright law

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Facebook must comply with German data protection law, court rules

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said the verdict is a milestone for data protection in the Facebook era

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Philips' intelligent supermarket lighting can help you find your groceries

The LED lighting system uses lighting fixtures that form a dense network that acts as a positioning grid and lets retailers send location-based data to shoppers via an app, according to Philips.

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