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Google, Uber, Lyft team up on self-driving cars

Google and ride-sharing rivals Uber and Lyft have formed an unlikely alliance to attempt to influence politicians and steer forthcoming self-driving car laws in their favor.

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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The U.S. no longer requires Apple’s assistance to unlock an iPhone 5s phone running iOS 7 used by the accused in a drug investigation, stating that an “individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case.”

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Google and Microsoft agree to end regulatory battles

Google and Microsoft have agreed to end a long-running regulatory battle and will stop complaining to government agencies about each other.


Uber settles with drivers without compromising on their contractor status

Uber Technologies has arrived at a settlement with drivers in two lawsuits that could see the company paying up to US$100 million, but without a change in the classification of its drivers from independent contractors to employees.

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

FBI Director James Comey still won't say who hacked the San Bernardino iPhone for the FBI, or how the hack works, but we now know it was expensive.


How do you stop patent trolls? This algorithm just might do the trick

Patent trolls have proven a big enough problem to attract White House attention, but there's been little consensus on how to stop them. A new tool from artist and engineer Alexander Reben aims to bring algorithms into the picture.

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SpyEye botnet kit developer sentenced to long jail term

Aleksandr Panin, the Russian developer of the SpyEye botnet creation kit, and an associate were on Wednesday sentenced to prison terms by a court in Atlanta, Georgia, for their role in developing and distributing malware that is said to have caused millions of dollars in losses to the financial sector.

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Uber and Twitter have jacked up their spending on political lobbying

Uber and Twitter significantly expanded their attempts to influence members of congress through political lobbying in the first three months of this year.

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a patent holding company to resolve a 5-year-old lawsuit accusing the tech giant's Siri digital assistant of infringing one of its patents.

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Europe files antitrust charges against Google over Android's licensing requirements

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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Looking for common ground in Apple vs. the FBI

In today's congressional subcommittee hearing, Apple and the FBI highlighted the ways they do work together already, but couldn't agree on a path forward.

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EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its failure to disclose if Internet companies have been compelled to decrypt user data and communications.

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No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts

Business documents written in foreign languages are no longer the problem they once were thanks to technologies like Google Translate, but what about contracts written in legalese?

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Lawmakers call for middle ground on law enforcement access to encryption

Technology vendors and law enforcement agencies need to look for a compromise that allows police to gain access to encrypted devices during criminal investigations, some lawmakers urged.

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Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute

Microsoft has cited new European data protection rules in support of its claim that the U.S. government should use inter-government agreements rather than a warrant to force the technology company to provide emails stored in Ireland that are required for an investigation.