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Google fights claims of rigged search results

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Google is aggressively defending itself against accusations it manipulates its search results based on ad payments, and it is encouraging users to go elsewhere if they don't like what the company does....
Google fights claims of rigged search results

Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

Blog posts pulled using DMCA (mostly) restored as fake "originals" vanish

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A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of Retraction Watch, a blog that follows issues of research misconduct. One of the blog's subjects, Anil Potti, had been forced to leave Duke University under a cloud of suspicion that included accusations of falsifying research. A number of Retraction...
Blog posts pulled using DMCA (mostly) restored as fake "originals" vanish

After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn’t collude

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Nearly two days after the DOJ filed suit against Apple and publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices, Apple has released a short statement denying the accusations and criticizing Amazon’s “monopolistic grip.” In a statement released last night, Apple says: The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simply...
After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn’t collude

Tesla's Elon Musk slams New York Times review

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is taking the New York Times to task for what he says is an unreasonable review of the Tesla Model S. The prominent entrepreneur, also known for founding SpaceX and PayPal, said that a Times reviewer did not follow instructions during his review of the...
Tesla's Elon Musk slams New York Times review

Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses

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Reader LCD points us to a piece in the New York Daily News that is so utterly stupid I don't want to spend much time on it—but it deserves (nay, requires) a brief pause for ridicule. According to the column by Andrea Tantaros, who almost exclusively covers politics and should...
Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses

Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories

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In the wake of yesterday's report regarding treatment of workers at the facilities of Apple's suppliers, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to company employees addressing the situation. As published by 9to5Mac, the email highlights Apple's efforts to oversee compliance with company standards for workers' rights and the...
Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories

Twitter claims identify politician in North Wales child abuse case

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A Tory politician facing historic accusations of child abuse has been widely identified on the internet despite having his name excluded from a BBC expose which brought the case to light....
Twitter claims identify politician in North Wales child abuse case

ZTE USA's CEO: US investigation report is actually good for us

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You may think that Lixin Cheng, the top banana at ZTE's USA division since June 2010, has had a tough time facing strong accusations since October regarding its ties with the Chinese government and its lack of transparency, but at MWC yesterday, the CEO told us that the investigation...
ZTE USA's CEO: US investigation report is actually good for us
Nasdaq fined $10M by SEC for breaking rules in Facebook IPO

Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

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Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers. Class action lawyers had earlier demanded that Isaacson provide evidence, based on his interviews with Steve Jobs, about...
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Takes to Reddit for Awkward AMA

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(Photo: WN) The Reddit AMA (or “ask me anything”) is a free-for-all question and answer session where big names duke it out with anonymous users masked by handles like “testees_testees_123.” It can be delightfully informative, but also delightfully weird. Some even morph into uncomfortable grilling sessions, as was the case with...
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Takes to Reddit for Awkward AMA

Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

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It seems to us that a lot of Americans dislike Bank of America, but it turns out there's a more hated company out there. Over 250,000 voters at The Consumerist decided that Electronic Arts is even worse. Here's why: [A]fter years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players...
Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America
Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks

Report: Google hires Apple exec to work on 'secret project'

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Google appears to have scored another coup in its ongoing rivalry with Apple, having reportedly lured one of the company's senior directors to its Mountain View headquarters. Simon Prakash, pictured above, has worked at Apple for more than eight years, most recently serving as the firm's senior director of...
Report: Google hires Apple exec to work on 'secret project'

Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

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The U.S. Justice Department appears to have an early edge as Apple heads to court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of e-books....
Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

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While Hewlett-Packard may have struck the first blow in its fraud charges around its Autonomy acquisition, former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch hasn’t stopped swinging since. Today, Lynch asserts that HP is “backtracking” on its claims against him and the Autonomy management team — because its latest statements can be read...
More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

Sharing 7 Movies on BitTorrent = $1.5 Million Damages

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BitTorrent piracy is widespread and some copyright holders in the United States have begun to aggressively enforce their rights via legal action. In most instances the resulting lawsuits end in a settlement of a few thousand dollars. However, over the past few weeks several judges have awarded monstrous damages claims...
Sharing 7 Movies on BitTorrent = $1.5 Million Damages
Music-minded Myspace accused of using songs without permission
Autonomy founder says HP lied about his company to cover up its own incompetence

So Apple did buy more than just Color Labs' engineers

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Some of the confusion surrounding the sale of Color Labs’ assets last month is clearing, thanks to a lawsuit filed against the company and its former CEO on Monday. It turns out that, contrary to reports at the time, Apple did not just “acqui-hire” Color’s engineering staff, but also picked...
So Apple did buy more than just Color Labs' engineers

Labor group: Apple and Foxconn indeed improving factory conditions

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Robert S. DonovanApple and Foxconn are staying ahead of the game when it comes to implementing the recommendations from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve their manufacturing facilities overseas. The FLA issued a new report on Tuesday to offer a status update on the companies' progress since they...
Labor group: Apple and Foxconn indeed improving factory conditions

Viacom Releases More Google Lawsuit Documents

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Viacom has just released new documents in their Google lawsuit that they claim present a smoking gun against the search giant.Viacom claims that the documents released today, “make clear one of our core claims in the case: that Google made a deliberate, calculated business decision not only to profit from...
Viacom Releases More Google Lawsuit Documents

Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

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Aaron Swartz's legal team and family are justifiably outraged at federal prosecutors, a man prosecuted by one of the same attorneys said. Swartz's former lawyer said this week that Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann knew the 26-year-old was suicidal but was "heedless" in pursuing him. Swartz's family has said...
Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s

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US Federal Trade Commission initiative could see search giant facing proceedings on both sides of the AtlanticThe US Federal Trade Commission is preparing a case against Google that could lead to a full antitrust lawsuit similar to the action taken against Microsoft at the end of the 1990s, the Guardian...
Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s
Apple calls on former employees to defend it from Samsung's accusations

Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

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TorrentFreak has a good post about how copyright holders have been effective in moving copyright into a modern form of "witch trials" in which you are guilty based on accusations, and then have to go through a long, arduous and often biased-against-you process of proving your innocence. The article points...
Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

US Swim Coach Who Cast Doubts On Chinese Swimmer's Success Has Personal Details Posted On Weibo

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John Leonard, the top US swim official who said he suspected 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen of doping earlier this week, has already seen a big backlash from China (there's even resulted in accusations that Michael Phelps had been doping). The backlash has turned personal. According to TechInAsia, a message...
US Swim Coach Who Cast Doubts On Chinese Swimmer's Success Has Personal Details Posted On Weibo
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