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Post Office can't legally drop Saturday mail service, says Congressional oversight office

Dotcom's Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site's Finances

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Yesterday was the big day. After a year of turmoil for Kim Dotcom and this associates, Mega was born from the ashes of Megaupload, destroyed by the U.S. government in January 2012 at the behest of the MPAA. The launch press conference in front of 200+ guests and a worldwide...
Dotcom's Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site's Finances

California Threatening Developers With $2,500 Fine Per Download For Privacy Violations

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The California Attorney General is threatening scores of app developers with massive fines for non-compliance with privacy notification laws. “The companies were given 30 days to conspicuously post a privacy policy within their app that informs users of what personally identifiable information about them is being collected and what will...
California Threatening Developers With $2,500 Fine Per Download For Privacy Violations
Cyberbullies, meet your new worst enemy: Facebook
Samsung: Dog ate my e-mail

Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

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Five days ahead of a FRAND contract trial in the Western District of Wisconsin, Apple has formally declared to the court its willingness to pay Motorola Mobility for a license to its standard-essential wireless patents ("wireless" meaning cellular and WiFi standards in this context), but it will only write an...
Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone

Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform

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This is a news note from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Sign up here. As has been rumored for the last two-plus years, Facebook is building a mobile phone platform. As SAI's Jay Yarow points out, Facebook has already...
Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform

Actor suing IMDb for revealing her age loses landmark lawsuit

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Junie Hoang wanted more than $1m from IMDb Pro website, claiming its revelation of her true age branded her 'over the hill'A 42-year-old actor who claimed she lost out on movie roles after the Internet Movie Database published her real age has lost a landmark lawsuit against the website.Texan Huong...
Actor suing IMDb for revealing her age loses landmark lawsuit
Opera says ex-developer guilty of sharing secrets with Mozilla

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

Burned by the US, Huawei responds by comparing itself to a Silicon Valley startup

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It’s a rough day for Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE, which the US House Intelligence Committee has effectively blocked from expanding into the US. The just-released report makes five recommendations: That US government contractors shouldn’t use Huawei or ZTE equipment or components and the Committee on Foreign Investments should block...
Burned by the US, Huawei responds by comparing itself to a Silicon Valley startup

Spineless Web Host Shutters Site Over Toothless Legal Threat Because Comments Are Too Much Trouble

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What is it with hosting companies who are quick on the trigger to take down entire sites in a kneejerk response to legal threats, going way, way beyond their legal obligations? We recently wrote about hosting firm ServerBeach taking down 1.5 million blogs over a single copyright claim (when to...
Spineless Web Host Shutters Site Over Toothless Legal Threat Because Comments Are Too Much Trouble

French Regulators to Skype: You Are So a Telecom

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Looks like Microsoft’s headed for some more unpleasantness in Europe. French regulators are calling for an investigation into the company’s Skype unit for failing to register as a telecoms operator in accordance with local law. Peeved that Microsoft has ignored its its repeated request to register as an electronic communications...
French Regulators to Skype: You Are So a Telecom

Privacy in the mobile age? You're doing it wrong, say EU regulators

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Everyone knows how finicky the European Union is when it comes to data protection in the cloud, but until now there hasn’t been much noise regarding the humble smartphone app. Now a group of privacy regulators from across Europe has published its opinion on that subject, and the result may...
Privacy in the mobile age? You're doing it wrong, say EU regulators
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