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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.

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California law allows minors to remove embarrassing pics, posts

A California law enacted Monday gives California minors the right to ask a Web site to remove whatever content they choose, and restricts those sites from advertising certain items to minors.

U.S. FDA will only regulate medical apps that could be dangerous

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration intends to regulate only mobile apps that are medical devices and could pose a risk to a patient's safety if they do not function as intended.

HTC violated two Nokia patents, US trade judge says

Taiwan's HTC has infringed on two patents held by Nokia related to cellphones and tablets, a judge at a powerful U.S. trade court said Monday.

Rest assured, your Facebook likes are now free speech

A court has decided that the First Amendment covers the Facebook pages that you give thumbs up to.

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