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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'

Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

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Another development in the ongoing story of how Eduardo Saverin has given up his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $67 million in taxes related to Facebook’s IPO: the U.S. government doesn’t want him get away with it quite so fast. Today, Senators Charles Schumer and Bob Casey are expected to...
Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

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When confronted with an accusation that they have illegally shared unauthorized material online, Internet users quickly realize they are in a Catch 22 situation. Even if innocent, these accusations cost money to deflect, a cost which often exceeds the amount the claimant says it will accept in settlement. Hard Drive...
You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

Samsung: 'Lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III'

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Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon has refuted accusations that the Galaxy S III was designed "by lawyers." Responding to the reports that stated the new handset was tweaked to circumvent deliberate trade dress claims made by Cupertino in its lawsuit, he said that the redesign is part of the...
Samsung: 'Lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III'

WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

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The co-founder of hugely popular WhatsApp has defended the mobile messaging app against accusations that it ‘steals’ revenue from operators, insisting that it benefits carriers by encouraging subscribers to use data plans. Carriers “stand to benefit” In a rare interview, conducted with Reuters, Brian Acton insisted that the firm is not...
WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

DirecTV and Tribune cut a deal, turn WGN America and 23 other channels back on

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That was quick. After lobbing accusations and FCC filings back and forth for a few days, DirecTV and Tribune Broadcasting Company have come to an agreement, resulting in the satellite broadcaster turning all those stations back on at around 9PM. Even with an agreement signed sealed and delivered, DirecTV...
DirecTV and Tribune cut a deal, turn WGN America and 23 other channels back on

Fathers4Justice advert banned by ASA

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Ad accusing Mumsnet of labelling men as rapists, paedophiles and wife beaters has been banned by advertising watchdogAn ad by campaigning group Fathers4Justice accusing the Mumsnet website of labelling men as rapists, paedophiles and wife beaters has been banned by the advertising watchdog.Fathers4Justice ran a national press ad in March...
Fathers4Justice advert banned by ASA

Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

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Accusations the US and Israel jointly created the computer virus Flame are printed by the Washington Post newspaper....
Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

We Don't Have A 'Wild West' Internet Now, But We Will If SOPA Or Similar Is Passed

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Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, has the sad distinction of being in the vanguard when it comes to really bad ideas concerning the Internet. On his initiative, France became the testing-ground for the three-strikes approach of throwing people off the Internet upon multiple accusations of copyright infringement, without the...
We Don't Have A 'Wild West' Internet Now, But We Will If SOPA Or Similar Is Passed

Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

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Fresh from revealing it is under investigation in Argentina and Korea, Google’s search business is set to face a new probe with India’s Competition Commission of India (CCI) ready to put it under the microscope. Sources quoted by Business Today claim that the organisation has been asked to look into potential anti-competitive practices,...
Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

Groupon Middle East flooded with complaints, while its competitors see record-breaking sales

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Groupon Middle East appears to be having a hard time competing against local competition, according to The National. In the space of six months, the group-buying giant has lost two CEOs. Senior account manager at Groupon, Simon Pugh, told The National that Ainsley Duncombe has left Groupon: ”Yes, Ainsley has left...
Groupon Middle East flooded with complaints, while its competitors see record-breaking sales

Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

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It's been a bit of a sour year for Yahoo -- it's seen the departure of one of its founding fathers, suffered through a patent dispute with Facebook and lost its new CEO in a sea of scandalous accusations. Yikes. At least former head honcho Scott Thompson's negotiations to...
Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

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A Baltimore law firm filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Facebook Friday, claiming the social network illegally tracked user activity on the Internet. In its claim, the law firm Murphy P.A. said the company "repeatedly ignored" warnings from a user who noticed Facebook continued to track users' activities on...
Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

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As one of the largest files-sharing sites on the Internet, DepositFiles is visited by millions of users per day. After the Megaupload shutdown the cyberlocker appeared to be one of the top alternatives. Aside from attracting new users, the site also grabbed the attention of Hollywood with the MPAA describing...
DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

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Sergey Brin’s not a happy man. Talking about the threats to the open web, the Google co-founder seems to be in defensive mood — taking shots at everyone from China and Saudi Arabia to the entertainment industry to Facebook and Apple (AAPL). In an interview with The Guardian (see disclosure...
What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Released From Prison

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was released on bail by North Shore District Court Judge Nevin Dawson today. Dotcom had been held in custody since an anti-terrorist police squad raided his Coatesville mansion last month following a lengthy FBI investigation. While the prosecution argued that Dotcom would have the financial resources...
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Released From Prison

Twitter answers accusations of censorship for closing French anti-Sarkozy accounts

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Did you know that the French President Nicolas Sarkozy had opened a Twitter account? Its opponents certainly do, as several parody and critical accounts have been suspended by Twitter over the last days, generating accusations of censorship. This led the micro-blogging platform to publish a post on its French blog...
Twitter answers accusations of censorship for closing French anti-Sarkozy accounts

Oracle sues Lodsys to squash its patents, deals in ironic reversals of fortune

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Lodsys has been facing an increasing backlash ever since it began suing left and right to scrape money from developers over patents, including countering lawsuits from some heavy hitters. Its stiffest opposition might have just lined up in the form of Oracle, however. The database behemoth is hoping to...
Oracle sues Lodsys to squash its patents, deals in ironic reversals of fortune
Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

Russian record labels say Samsung and Nokia break the law, owe them $41m

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A group of 14 Russian record labels and music publishing firms are claiming that phone manufacturers Nokia and Samsung, among others, have been breaking their country’s laws since 2010, prompting them to threaten the boycotting of the companies and taking the matter to court. The copyright holders, backed by their...
Russian record labels say Samsung and Nokia break the law, owe them $41m

Principal resigns amid accusations of Facebook spying

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A Missouri high school principal is allegedly behind a Facebook profile of a girl named Suzy who "friended" many students. [Read more]...
Principal resigns amid accusations of Facebook spying

Google’s Eric Schmidt Defends Android From Oracle

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Eric Schmidt took the stand on Tuesday to defend Google from Oracle (Photo: JolieODell/Flickr) Taking the stand on Tuesday during the ongoing trial over Google’s use of the Java programming language on its Android mobile operating system, Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt strongly defended the company against...
Google’s Eric Schmidt Defends Android From Oracle

Here's Apple's Defensive Response To Accusations That It's Dodging Billions In Taxes (AAPL)

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After Charles Duhigg at The New York Times revealed Apple has elaborate systems in place to dodge taxes, it decided to defend itself. The result is underwhelming and defensive. We have Apple's full statement below. The key points: We've created 500,000 jobs! (But it counts the UPS dude who delivers...
Here's Apple's Defensive Response To Accusations That It's Dodging Billions In Taxes (AAPL)

German Gov't Uses Anger Over Lack Of ACTA Transparency To Justify Further Lack Of Transparency

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Even though the ACTA text is now finalized, getting details from national governments about what exactly happened during the negotiations is proving extremely difficult, with information still trickling out slowly. For example, as the Netzpolitik blog explains (German original), the European Commission tried to counter accusations that the negotiations were...
German Gov't Uses Anger Over Lack Of ACTA Transparency To Justify Further Lack Of Transparency

ZTE announces 2011 financials: turnover up, profits down, political scandals tricky

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ZTE's annual earnings report is out and it's a mixed bag for the Chinese company with aspirations to go west. Turnover grew to 86.25 billion RMB ($13.7 billion) but net profit fell a hefty 36.6 percent to 2.06 billion RMB ($327 million). More than half of that revenue came...
ZTE announces 2011 financials: turnover up, profits down, political scandals tricky

FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

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The updated Monday filing is the latest chapter in an increasingly ridiculous legal case involving an online intellectual property dispute. Neither Carreon, Harris, nor any of the other defendants (except for Ars commenter "Modelista") responded immediately to our request for comment. The move to include California’s top law enforcement officer...
FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

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There have been plenty of accusations made against AOL's the Huffington Post concerning its habit of "over aggregating" content from other sites. While, personally, I think people who accuse HuffPo of being just an aggregator are overreacting on two separate issues (one: HuffPo does a ton of actual reporting also...
AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

Record Labels Threaten the Open Internet, isoHunt Tells Court

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In 2010 a conglomerate of record labels – including the ‘Big Four’ of Sony, EMI, Warner and Universal – went after BitTorrent site isoHunt. The site and its owner are accused of facilitating copyright infringement on a massive scale. Through the lawsuit the labels hope to shut down the isoHunt...
Record Labels Threaten the Open Internet, isoHunt Tells Court

Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

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Chinese hackers are suspected of enjoying at least 10 years of unfettered access to Nortel Networks' computer system with help from seven stolen passwords, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brian Shields, a former Nortel employee of 19 years, led an internal investigation and came to the conclusion that the...
Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

Indian ISPs reportedly blocking access to Vimeo and some torrent sites

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According to numerous sources around Twitter and elsewhere, the Department of Telecom in India appears to be blocking popular video-sharing site Vimeo, as well as various torrent-related websites. The blocking appears to only be in effect via the Reliance Communication ISP, while subscribers to BSNL and Airtel still have access...
Indian ISPs reportedly blocking access to Vimeo and some torrent sites
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