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U.S. To Microsoft: I See You Might Be Trying To Bribe Someone

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U.S. regulators are investigating software giant Microsoft and its partners over alleged bribery schemes in China, Italy and Romania, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are reportedly both investigating allegations that Microsoft received kickbacks in these three nations. No formal...
U.S. To Microsoft: I See You Might Be Trying To Bribe Someone

Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks

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Earlier this year, we noted that a court in Iceland had ordered Visa to start accepting donations to Wikileaks again. There's been some cat and mouse games as the various payment processors, under pressure from US officials, cut off the site a while back. The latest, however is that the...
Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks
Microsoft's browser choice mishap could result in $7 billion fine from regulators

Google Given Weeks to Resolve EU Antitrust Probe

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The European Commission said Monday that an investigation has determined Google may have abused its dominance in the search market and offered the company a chance to settle the allegations and avoid formal charges. In a letter to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia outlined four specific...
Google Given Weeks to Resolve EU Antitrust Probe

EU May Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Bungle

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Looks like there could be legal consequences for Microsoft’s European Union browser ballot bungle — and soon. Reuters reports that the European Commission plans to sanction Microsoft for failing to comply with a mandate to offer Windows users in Europe a choice of Web browsers beyond its own Internet Explorer....
EU May Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Bungle
Google must work harder to avoid European search charges

European Union to officially charge Samsung in antitrust case

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Samsung will soon face formal charges in an antitrust case from the European Commission, which claims the South Korean company broke competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple....
European Union to officially charge Samsung in antitrust case

Top 10 privacy law violations in the Petraeus probe

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There ought to be law protecting the privacy of government inquiries that don't lead to formal charges. Come to think of it, there is. By Roger Parloff FORTUNE -- As a reporter I salute my professional colleagues for so thoroughly laying bare the recent U.S. Justice Department inquiry that led...
Top 10 privacy law violations in the Petraeus probe

Google faces mobile services pressure in antitrust case

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European Commission has asked Google to include mobile services in any concessions it makes to avoid investigationGoogle is under pressure from the European Commission to include its mobile services in any concessions it makes to avoid antitrust investigation, according to reports.The Financial Times has reported that Joaquín Almunia's office has...
Google faces mobile services pressure in antitrust case

Lance Armstrong Will Be "Innocent Until Proven Guilty"

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After the US Anti-Doping Agency filed its formal charges against Lance Armstrong last week, we had a question about the follow-on legal process. Specifically, if the case proceeds to a "review board" of arbitrators, will Lance Armstrong be presumed innocent until proven guilty? And, if yes, what will the burden...
Lance Armstrong Will Be "Innocent Until Proven Guilty"

Google offers to settle EU antitrust case

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Search giant says it could change the way it ranks other sites over concerns it has abused its dominant market positionGoogle has offered to change how it ranks other sites in its search engine listings to settle with the European commission's antitrust investigators over accusations that it has abused its...
Google offers to settle EU antitrust case

Microsoft and Google are both still in line for hefty EU fines

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So… about that “technical error” that led to Microsoft blatantly disregarding the terms of its browser choice settlement with the EU. As of today, it looks like this little slip-up will lead to formal charges after all. To briefly recap, Microsoft had agreed to implement a browser choice screen for...
Microsoft and Google are both still in line for hefty EU fines

German prosecution charges HP staff with bribing Russian officials to clinch PC contract

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The legal system's engines can take awhile to get churning, but there's no questioning the impact when they're at full bore. German prosecutors have wrapped up an almost three-year investigation into allegations of HP managers' bribery by charging the executives involved. Hilmar Lorenz, Päivi Tiippana and Ken Willett, along...
German prosecution charges HP staff with bribing Russian officials to clinch PC contract

AT&T 'hacker' Weev's sentencing is an embarrassment that will do more harm than good

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Today Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer was sentenced to an incredible 41 months in prison. Following that time in the clink, Weev will enjoy 3 years of supervision. He also must pay a five-figure fine. He’s being charged in relation to his collecting and leaking 114,000 email addresses of AT&T customers. The formal...
AT&T 'hacker' Weev's sentencing is an embarrassment that will do more harm than good

Tor: An Anonymous, and Controversial, Way to Web-Surf

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For more than four years, William Weber has helped run a free service called Tor that makes Web surfing anonymous for anyone. Then on Nov. 28, the police showed up at the 20-year-old’s home in Graz, Austria, and accused him of distributing child pornography. He says the authorities confiscated his...
Tor: An Anonymous, and Controversial, Way to Web-Surf
Surprise! Google-Commissioned Antitrust Report Says Google Has No Case To Answer For Search

Google may face massive fine from FTC for bypassing Safari privacy controls

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Google is said to be in the process of negotiating a fine with the Federal Communications Commission for circumventing Safari's privacy settings, according to Bloomberg. Citing an unnamed "person familiar with the matter," Bloomberg says Google faces being fined up to $10 million once the FTC files formal charges...
Google may face massive fine from FTC for bypassing Safari privacy controls
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