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Judge nixes HP's settlement of shareholder suit over Autonomy

HP's proposed settlement to shareholders could let the company of the hook for far too much, a judge ruled

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Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

President Obama stops talks of "cyberwar" in its tracks; North Korea denies links to Sony hacks.

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It sounds like something out of old spy movies, but it isn't.

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North Korea wants joint probe into Sony hack, warns of consequences if not

The country denies FBI allegations that it was responsible for a hack into Sony Pictures

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Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

A federal lawsuit charges that the government's Internet surveillance is unconstitutional

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In 2015, EU aims to sweep away old rules on data protection and copyright

The Commision wants to break down national barriers to create what it calls a digital single market

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U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

As the U.S. frees its service providers to invest, Cuba may not play ball

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

U.S. agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges.

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Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

Supplier Shimano Manufacturing wants a sales injunction and US$8.4 million for patent infringement

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2014: The year in quotes

Security breaches, letters to the FCC, Facebook's user-emotion study, Bitcoin travails contributed to quotes of the year

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China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014

Microsoft, Cisco and Qualcomm all faced a tougher regulatory environment

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Internet tax moratorium extended again

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over net neutrality taxes.

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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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Dutch authority to Google: change privacy policy or else

Google has to change its ways or start paying hefty penalties, the Dutch privacy regulator said