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Europe fines optical drive cartel $132 million for colluding against Dell and HP

Buyers of Dell and Hewlett-Packard PCs may have paid over the odds for their optical drives between 2004 and 2008 as a result of a cartel arrangement between eight component manufacturers


Irish privacy watchdog to investigate Facebook over spying allegations

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has agreed to investigate a complaint alleging that Facebook gave U.S. intelligence agencies bulk access to its users' personal data.

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Report: US Government will require drone owners to register

According to NBC News, the US Government could have a registration system in place by Christmas.

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Jury orders Apple to pay $234 million in iPhone chip patent case

Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing a patent on technology that helped to speed up the chips in some iPhone and iPad models, a federal jury in Wisconsin concluded on Friday.

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Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules

Google Books, the project to digitize the world's printed works, is fair use under US copyright law, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Dell buys EMC, Twitter cuts staff, 4K video in space - The Wrap

Dell buys EMC in one of the biggest tech aquisitions ever, Apple's A7 chip infringes on a patent and astronauts shoot 4K video in space.

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Apple loses patent case over A7 chip, could face $860 million in damages

A jury has decided that Apple's A7 smartphone chip infringes a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin, and the iPhone maker could be on the hook for as much as $862 million in damages.

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US, UK disrupt Dridex botnet, which targeted online banking

A cybercriminal network that caused at least $10 million in losses has been disrupted by U.S. and U.K. law enforcement, with the U.S. seeking a Moldovan man's extradition, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

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New California law requires warrants for access to private communications

California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a digital privacy bill that protects people from government access to private electronic communications without a warrant.


Journalist convicted of helping Anonymous hack the LA Times

A journalist accused of helping a rogue hacking group briefly take control of the LA Times' website was convicted by a federal jury in California on Wednesday.

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EU Safe Harbor ruling could have bearing on Microsoft email dispute

Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.

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With Safe Harbor gone, the hard work on data transfers starts now

Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.

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No need to panic: European Commission upbeat about Safe Harbor ruling

European Commissioners took time out from discussing the plight of refugees to examine the Court of Justice's rejection of the Safe Harbor data protection agreement and were upbeat about the consequences.

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Doom or delight? Safe Harbor ruling casts uncertainty on privacy dealings

The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the US -- but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.

Europe's top court rules the Safe Harbor data transfer agreement with U.S. is invalid

The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user