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Microsoft and Samsung make up in patent contract dispute

Samsung had allegedly threatened not to pay the royalties, claiming Microsoft's deal with Nokia violated an agreement

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Ohio closes Google antitrust investigation

The investigation was closed late last year, Google said Monday

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West Africa lags in mobile money usage

Mobile phone penetration rates remain relatively low

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China fines Qualcomm $975 million for monopolistic business practices

Qualcomm will settle the fine, and modify some business practices in the country, the company said.

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EFF urges car-repair, DVD-remixing exemptions to copyright law

The U.S. Copyright Office is considering exemptions to the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions.

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China looks to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm to protect local device makers

According to media reports, China is close to fining Qualcomm over $1 billion for monopolistic behavior

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ARM acqusition highlights quest to embed IoT security

Chip makers such as ARM and Intel are working to improve security in software and hardware

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Alibaba props up mobile OS with investment in Chinese smartphone maker

Alibaba is investing $590 million in smartphone vendor Meizu

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Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's net neutrality turnaround

The House oversight committee asks whether Obama improperly steered Wheeler toward a tougher stance

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Hackers target health care as industry goes digital

Medical fraud could increase as hackers gain sensitive medical information on victims

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Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The regulatory agency should conduct stricter reviews before granting approval to big data deals, four groups say

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Sharing mass surveillance data was illegal but is now OK, UK tribunal rules

British intelligence agency GCHQ is pleased that the UK's bulk interception regime is now lawful

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, February 6

China suspected in Anthem breach ... NSA used data stolen by hackers ... IBM gives more Watson power to app devs ... and more news