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Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

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Apple has said that a Melbourne court has not given it enough time to fully prepare for a defence of a case where it has been accused of misleading Australian consumers with the marketing of a its new 4G-enabled iPad tablet. The company was in court on Monday, entering talks...
Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

our @jolieodell writes an in-depth look at MCSFT spy guide, which it had a watchdog site yanked offline for posting http://bit.ly/aAWRRA

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our @jolieodell writes an in-depth look at MCSFT spy guide, which it had a watchdog site yanked offline for posting http://bit.ly/aAWRRA

Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary intervenes over concerns about content of four Northamptonshire officers' tweetsFour police officers have had their Twitter accounts closed down by their force after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns about the content of their tweets.The move comes after a warning in the Guardian...
Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

Nike's Twitter ad campaign banned

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The UK's advertising watchdog issues its first Twitter-related ban after posts by Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere....
Nike's Twitter ad campaign banned

Rio Ferdinand Snickers tweets 'acceptable' rules ad watchdog

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The advertising watchdog has ruled that Rio Ferdinand and Katie Price's tweets endorsing the chocolate bar, Snickers, at the start of the year, were 'acceptable'....
Rio Ferdinand Snickers tweets 'acceptable' rules ad watchdog

Apple agrees to $2.25 million settlement in Australia over ‘misleading’ iPad 4G advertising

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Apple has agreed to pay settlement costs of a $2.25 million after it was accused of misleading the Australian public into believing that the new iPad was compatible with 4G networks in the country, according to The Australian. The Cupertino-based firm told a Federal Court hearing that it has agreed the...
Apple agrees to $2.25 million settlement in Australia over ‘misleading’ iPad 4G advertising

Twitter's Transparency Report shows 6,646 copyright notices, 1,858 gov't info requests received in 2012

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Twitter, like most social networks, is often bombarded by governments interested in user information, usually for law enforcement purposes. Last July, Twitter released its first Transparency Report, covering from January through June 2012, to the public in an attempt to shine some light into these inquiries for not only user...
Twitter's Transparency Report shows 6,646 copyright notices, 1,858 gov't info requests received in 2012

US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

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We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy. One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year could be lost in the US economy thanks to IP infringement. A...
US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

TNW's Daily Dose: Amazon's German issue, Square's Register, and Twitter's Ad API

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Today Amazon might be in hot water over in Germany, Square continues its conquest of the storefront, and Twitter takes its advertising platform to the next level. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button...
TNW's Daily Dose: Amazon's German issue, Square's Register, and Twitter's Ad API

Indictments Sought in Olympus Case

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Japan's securities watchdog requested the indictment of Olympus and six individuals allegedly involved in the camera maker's $1.5 billion accounting scandal....
Indictments Sought in Olympus Case

Groupon's pants 'Weight Loss HOTPANTS' ad banned

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Watchdog sweats over site's track record Groupon has got into fresh trouble with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), this time over pants.…...
Groupon's pants 'Weight Loss HOTPANTS' ad banned

Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

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The oil watchdog Platform recently reported on the vast sums Shell spends on security to protect its property and workers. Here's a map of how the $343m spent by Shell worldwide on security in 2008 breaks down. You can see the full leaked data set in this zip file here....
Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

Google agrees deal with Korean watchdog to help users better understand its new privacy policy

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After weeks of negotiations over its new privacy policy, Google has agreed a plan with the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to better inform domestic Internet users on how it will use their data and provide links to its existing services to allow them to control the information they share. The...
Google agrees deal with Korean watchdog to help users better understand its new privacy policy

TARP watchdog: Commercial real estate mortgages sinking quickly | Raw Story

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TARP watchdog: Commercial real estate mortgages sinking quickly | Raw Story

Amazon defends use of C-word as 'light-hearted'

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Watchdog bans ad featuring 'offensive' message, but retailer says it only upset a 'small minority'Amazon has sparked outrage by defending the use of the word "cunt" in a product image used by a retailer on its website, arguing that it was featured in a "light-hearted" way that was not likely...
Amazon defends use of C-word as 'light-hearted'

Google Won't Delay New Privacy Policy Despite EU Concerns

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Google does not plan to delay its new privacy policy despite calls from Europe's data protection watchdog....
Google Won't Delay New Privacy Policy Despite EU Concerns

Irish data protection watchdog faces legal challenge over Facebook privacy audit

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Privacy campaign group Europe vs. Facebook has threatened to take the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to court if it is not satisfied with the DPC's final responses to its 22 complaints about Facebook's privacy policies, and appealed for donations to cover the costs of such an action....
Irish data protection watchdog faces legal challenge over Facebook privacy audit
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Irish watchdog aborts talks with Europe vs. Facebook, via text

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Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says it will determine, by October, whether Facebook will face legal action under European privacy laws. [Read more]...
Irish watchdog aborts talks with Europe vs. Facebook, via text

Online Services Try Harder to Protect User Data, Watchdog Says

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation rates services' online privacy efforts as getting better, but still with plenty of room for improvement....
Online Services Try Harder to Protect User Data, Watchdog Says

U.K. accounting watchdog investigating Autonomy finances pre-HP deal

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The U.K. Financial Reporting Council has launched a probe into Autonomy's financial reporting over a period of more than two years prior to its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard....
U.K. accounting watchdog investigating Autonomy finances pre-HP deal

Google UK privacy manager worked for ICO during Street View probe

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MP to raise matter in parliament after it emerges Stephen McCartney was at watchdog during controversial investigationGoogle's UK privacy manager was a senior official at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) during its much-criticised investigation into Street View, it has emerged.Stephen McCartney joined Google as its London-based privacy policy manager in...
Google UK privacy manager worked for ICO during Street View probe

Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

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Two so-called ‘typosquatting’ websites that directed unsuspecting Internet users to sites pretending to be Wikipedia and Twitter have been forced offline, with the respective owners fined £100,000 ($156,000) each. The act of typosquatting involves individuals or companies registering domain names that are similar to other popular domain names, but differ...
Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

Warning over new text 'scam'

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Watchdog PhonepayPlus is warning people to be careful of a new type of premium rate text message scam....
Warning over new text 'scam'
Vine becomes the latest battleground in Prince's crusade against illicit recordings

4G bidders prepare for complex auction

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Government may raise £3.5bn from sale of biggest chunk of mobile data bandwidth ever auctioned in BritainSeven bidders will vie for the biggest chunk of mobile data bandwidth to be auctioned in Britain in January when Ofcom sells off 4G spectrum that is expected to raise £3.5bn for the government's...
4G bidders prepare for complex auction
EU regulators say Google must revise its privacy policy

Boot up: Habbo Hotel, latest on Google Street View Wi-Fi case, Ping to die and more

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Plus those Microsoft lyrics explained, Verizon whacks moderate data users in the US and moreA (delayed; apologies) quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamShould your child play in Habbo Hotel? >> Channel 4 NewsExclusive: a Channel 4 News investigation uncovers shocking...
Boot up: Habbo Hotel, latest on Google Street View Wi-Fi case, Ping to die and more

Bahrain and Belarus added to the list of Enemies of the Internet, Libya and Venezuela are dropped

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Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship, and international watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RWB), has released a new report, updating its ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list. It is not at all surprising to find that the Middle East and Asia make up the majority of countries on the list, and...
Bahrain and Belarus added to the list of Enemies of the Internet, Libya and Venezuela are dropped

Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved

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Apple’s proposed AU$2.25 million fine for misleading Australian consumers with advertising for its 4G-compatible iPad has now been approved by the judge in charge of the trial, just two weeks after being tentatively agreed. The suit was brought by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in March, when the watchdog claimed...
Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved
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