Skype is under investigation by the Luxembourg data protection authority for allegedly cooperating with the National Security Agency's Prism spying program.
German companies are not legally responsible for the way Facebook processes the personal data of people visiting the companies' Facebook fan pages, a German administrative court ruled on Wednesday, allowing the companies to keep using the pages without violating German data protection laws.
Privacy groups have raised £25,000 (US$40,200) to take the U.K. government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its use of Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens.
Sony's PlayStation 4's lower price will help it to outsell Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One during the year-end holiday season, according to IDC.
HTC and Qualcomm are reworking a radio chip for the HTC One smartphone in order to avoid a U.S. ban on imports of patent-infringing technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Apple switched on its push email services for iOS devices in Germany again after posting a bond of €100 million (US$135 million).
Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated an Apple photo-management patent because Steve Jobs showed how the technology worked during a keynote months before the company applied for the patent in Europe.
PayPal's parent company, eBay, plans to acquire payments startup Braintree for approximately US$800 million in cash to enhance PayPal's mobile capabilities.
The creation of a pan-European patent system will help spread abusive patent litigation to Europe and could lead to E.U.-wide sales bans on products, leading tech vendors have claimed.
Cloud storage locker Dropbox has joined Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook in their quest for permission to publish the number of data requests they have received from the U.S. government, and the number of users affected by those requests.
SafeGov.org is calling for strict controls on the use of commercial cloud services for email and documents in education, contending that those services compromise student privacy.
GoDaddy's acquisitions are part of a broader strategy to better service small businesses, according to a GoDaddy PR representative.
Vodafone is close to acquiring Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, for €7.7 billion ($10 billion).
Graphics software company Micrografx sued Google, its subsidiary Motorola Mobility, and Samsung Electronics, alleging that the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy S4 and several Nexus devices infringe three of its patents.