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Google's promises to EU aren't good enough for U.S. consumer group

Google's rivals in the EU have not ruled out legal action against competition authorities.

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Nokia and HTC bury hatchet in patent disputes

The two have been battling since 2012, with several HTC phones banned from sale in Europe.

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Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial

Apple's remarks in a patent trial suggested an 'American-versus-non-American theme' to the jury, Judge Koh said.

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Trial set for alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht

Ulbricht will plead not guilty to charges including narcotics conspiracy and computer hacking

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Locked Apple iPhone code blocks Italian murder probe

Police have been stymied in attempts to obtain code to unlock the iPhone of a woman murdered last July.

California bill proposes mandatory kill-switch on phones and tablets

The bill comes in answer to rising smartphone and tablet theft across the U.S. and could usher in the technology on phones sold nationwide

Twitter chirps user privacy data, most of the time

Twitter has complied roughly 70 percent of the time with data requests from the US government, the company disclosed Thursday.

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Typo keyboard maker goes on offensive against BlackBerry

The iPhone keyboard maker says BlackBerry's patents are invalid and the company doesn't own the concept of a keyboard.

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GCHQ reportedly infiltrated and attacked hacktivist groups

Leaked documents suggest the agency used denial-of-service tactics and assisted law enforcement in identifying Anonymous members

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Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges in New York

Ross Ulbricht will plead not guilty at an arraignment scheduled for Friday, his lawyer said

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Symantec says damages from US probe may be $145 million

The U.S. is investigating the company's compliance with government contracting rules

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook show rise in surveillance requests

The latest round of reports come after an agreement between the government and tech companies about what information can be released

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

The country's Federal Prosecutor General has received several complaints over Germany's involvement in the NSA's spying program

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Russian man pleads guilty in SpyEye malware case

Aleksandr Panin, arrested last year, was the primary developer of the banking fraud malware, says the U.S. Department of Justice.

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FTC: Medical transcription firm allowed histories to be on search engine

The agency announces a data-breach settlement with the California company