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File-sharing site Hotfile agrees to pay $80 million in damages

Hotfile was sued in 2011 by five studios for allegedly promoting and benefiting from copyright infringement

California sues SAP over failed payroll software project

SAP has been slapped with a lawsuit by California's state controller over a payroll software implementation the office says cost taxpayers a vast sum of money, but has never worked correctly.

Human rights groups urge UN to discourage mass digital surveillance

Five human rights groups urged the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to adopt a new resolution against indiscriminate mass surveillance.

Another Samsung 3G patent likely to be invalid, German court says

A Samsung Electronics patent the company has declared essential to the implementation of 3G mobile standards is likely to be invalid, the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany said Friday.

Nokia runs into hurdles over transfer of India factory to Microsoft

Nokia has asked a court in Delhi to revoke a freeze on its factory in India over a tax dispute, ahead of the proposed acquisition by Microsoft of its handset business.

Company settles charges of billing mobile users for unwanted services

The case is part of the FTC’s efforts to apply consumer protections to developing mobile technologies, the agency said.

Court shuts down online business-listing operation

The operation sold unwanted business listings, calling them yellow page listings, to U.S. businesses and organizations, the FTC said.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review NSA phone spying case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Electronic Privacy Information Center's petition for it to review a National Security Agency (NSA) phone record data collection program.

Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.

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Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation

Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype of data protection violations related to the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism spying program, the agency said Monday.