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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.

Google to warn users of 13,000 search terms associated with child pornography

Google will display warnings above the search results for 13,000 terms it believes are associated with more explicit child sexual abuse terms.

ICANN 'coalition' created to tackle concerns about the future of the Internet

ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.

British spies monitor hotel bookings of diplomats around the world

The U.K.'s intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly built an automated system to track the hotel bookings of foreign diplomats when travelling abroad for international summits or work meetings.

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NSA spying challenges U.S. cloud providers, analyst says

With the U.S. Congress unlikely to take action on NSA surveillance programs, U.S. cloud service providers could take a hit.

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Google slams U.S. government in latest transparency report

Google's numbers show the U.S. government is the nosiest in the world, but it's the data that Google can't disclose that has the company lawyering up.