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VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said

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Google asks for, and gets, extra time to respond to European antitrust charges

Google now has until mid-August to respond, likely delaying a settlement until after the long summer vacation

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FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones.

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OPM hit by class-action suit over breach of federal employee data

The employees charge the Office of Personnel Management and a contractor with negligence

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 29

Google favoring own services may harm consumers... Tech industry hails same-sex marriage ruling... Disney bans selfie sticks

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Avira wins German case over adware blocking

Avira had warned users that an Angry Birds clone came with a bunch of other software

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Jing Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says.

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Dutch court wants expert to hunt Facebook's systems for lost revenge porn data

A Dutch court won't take Facebook's word it has deleted data that could identify the person behind a now-deleted pseudonymous account from which a sex tape was posted, and wants the company to allow an independent expert to scour its systems for the missing information.

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Geoblocking question unresolved after New Zealand lawsuit ends

The case will not go to court, leaving unanswered whether skirting geoblocks is legal

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Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

Alex Yucel was accused of being the mastermind behind the data-stealing program

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Getty Images a party in European antitrust investigation into Google

Getty claims Google promotes its own images service at the expense of the commercial images company

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EU takes next step in readying antitrust charges against Google

The European Commission has sent complainants a redacted version of the antitrust charges it intends to bring against Google

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US court allows Google Earth image as evidence

Google Earth and GPS coordinates were used to prove that a person was arrested after illegal reentry into the U.S.

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Google's driverless car fleet to double as it prepares for new tests

The company operates more than half of the autonomous cars permitted to drive on California roads