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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal.

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

A federal court in California has denied Oracle another trial in its long-standing copyright infringement dispute with Google over the use of Java code in Android.

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Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

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Alleged YouTube music ripper sued by industry for copyright infringement

Stream-ripping, or the conversion of streamed content into downloadable files, has become a major problem for the recorded music industry, which reports a 50 percent increase in such unauthorized ripping in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015.

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Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over hacks that are said to have led to the exposure of over 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data.

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Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that AI's effect is beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany.

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Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

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Judge paves the way for British hacker's extradition to US

A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of extraditing a British man to the U.S. for hacking government computers, despite fears he may commit suicide.

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FBI faces lawsuit because it's stayed mum on iPhone 5c hack

The FBI’s refusal to reveal how it accessed an iPhone 5c from the San Bernardino shooter will face scrutiny in court. USA Today’s parent company and two other news group have filed a lawsuit against the agency, demanding it turn over the details.

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The FBI could have saved money with this iPhone 5c hack

The FBI may have paid a small fortune to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. But a security researcher has demonstrated a way to do it for less than $100.

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Tech leaders, activists call for Obama to pardon Snowden

Tech luminaries Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, have joined a new campaign pushing for a pardon of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Internet naming system not U.S. property, says congressional watchdog

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has said that the internet domain name system is unlikely to be government property.

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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of

A class-action-style lawsuit accusing Facebook of targeting advertising based on allegedly illegally processed personal data is heading for the European Union's highest court.

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US lawmakers make last-ditch bid to block internet governance transfer

Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch bid to thwart the proposed transfer by the U.S. of internet governance to a multistakeholder body, by calling on the government to reconsider its plans to put the transition into effect by month end.

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FBI arrests hackers who allegedly leaked info on government agents

U.S. authorities have arrested two suspects for allegedly hacking into the online accounts of senior government officials.