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Facebook actually asks EU to examine WhatsApp deal

Facebook is asking for a European Commission review of the $19 billion deal, according to reports.

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Germany drops NSA prosecution due to lack of evidence

This decision will reduce the work of data protection authorities "to absurdity", a German DPA said

LulzSec leader sentenced to time served

A judge praises the computer hacker for his cooperation in preventing other attacks

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Software bug disrupts e-vote count in Belgian election

A bug led to incoherent election results, the Belgian government said

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US seeks leniency for 'Sabu,' Lulzsec leader-turned-snitch

Prosecutors contend the seven months time he has served is enough for Hector Xavier Monsegur

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Facebook sues alleged scammer over sex and Jennifer Lopez ads

A Brooklyn man is accused of scamming the social network out of $340,000 in advertising, and Facebook wants him banned for life

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Assange names country targeted by NSA's MYSTIC mass phone tapping program

Not revealing the name of the country is censorship, Wikileaks' Julian Assange said

Microsoft successfully fights off FBI gag order, but agency still got its way

The FBI declined to fight Microsoft after it found another way to keep its investigation secret

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Court approval sought for $324M settlement of tech workers anti-poaching suit

The class representatives will each get $80,000 extra for their roles

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Global operation disrupts thousands of illegal online pharmacies

Authorities seized fake medicines worth US$36 million, but also shut down websites and removed rogue online advertisements

Cat-hacking Japanese man admits cybercrime guilt

The odd case involved a buried smartphone, murder threats, and clues stashed in a cat's collar.

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ZeniMax drags Oculus VR to court over Rift headset dispute

Game publisher ZeniMax is demanding compensation for intellectual property allegedly used by Oculus

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IT pro gets prison time for sabotaging ex-employer's system

Ricky Joe Mitchell must also pay more than $500,000 in restitution and fines

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EU competition chief stands by Google decision, despite increasing outrage

French and German ministers voice concerns about Google settlement

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement