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India puts Nokia assets on ice in tax tussle

The Indian government has stepped up its squabble with Nokia over taxes and has frozen some of its assets in the country until the issue is resolved.

Rivals to again review Google's promises in EU antitrust case

The European Union is to put Google’s latest proposals to the marketplace in order to allow competitors and rivals to assess the search giant’s plans to avoid antitrust sanctions.

IBM fined $44,000 for discriminatory job listings

IBM will pay a US$44,000 fine to settle a case alleging it violated anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software developers with specific visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Microsoft received 37,000 end-user data requests in first half of year

The requests potentially impacted about 66,500 Microsoft online accounts altogether, the company said Friday.

German court rules Apple photo-management patent invalid because of Steve Jobs keynote

Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated an Apple photo-management patent because Steve Jobs showed how the technology worked during a keynote months before the company applied for the patent in Europe.

Gmail scanning may violate federal wiretapping laws, judge finds

A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.

China ends video game console ban with new Shanghai trade zone

China's 13-year ban on video game consoles is ending with the creation of a new free trade zone in Shanghai that will allow foreign-funded companies to sell game systems nationwide.

New U.S. bill aims to halt NSA's bulk data collection

A bipartisan group of four U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that will prohibit bulk collection of phone records of Americans.

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Patent trolls will gain from a single European system, vendors warn

The creation of a pan-European patent system will help spread abusive patent litigation to Europe and could lead to E.U.-wide sales bans on products, leading tech vendors have claimed.

Indian biometric ID project faces court hurdle

A controversial biometric project in India, which could require people to produce their biometric IDs to collect government subsidies, has received a significant setback from the country's Supreme Court.