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Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

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Over a year ago, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against six major book publishers and Apple. One-by-one, the publishers settled with the government, with the final publisher (Macmillan) agreeing to terms in February 2013. But there remains one major holdout: Apple itself. In court documents filed...
Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

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CORSIWORLD Porn trolls, 3D printed handguns, and complicated Arduino projects all hit the front page this week. Let's start with a feature from Joe Mullin, who sat down with porn troll John Steele for a 90 minute interview. Ars has covered the Prenda saga in-depth over the past several months, but for...
Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

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

Google Pays $22.5 Million For Violating Users' Privacy

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After violating a 2011 privacy settlement it had made with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google has been ordered to pay a $22.5 million fine over its use of cookies on users of Apple's  Safari web browser. The FTC dragged Google back to court after discovering that despite promises to...
Google Pays $22.5 Million For Violating Users' Privacy
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program
Fraudster selling fake Facebook shares caught by SEC
Harvard secret scanned faculty emails to find source of leaked cheating memo

How wealth of Silicon Valley's tech elite created a world apart

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Private shuttles taking workers to and from Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter in San Francisco are becoming symbols for alienation and division as residents struggle with crowded municipal bus services and poor facilitiesEvery morning and every evening the fleet glides through the city, hundreds of white buses with tinted windows...
How wealth of Silicon Valley's tech elite created a world apart

FTC considering new settlement process so companies can't deny wrongdoing

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Google recently paid the FTC $22.5 million and Facebook was ordered by the commission to change the way it handles data, but you might be surprised to hear that both companies did nothing wrong. Well, not exactly, but by settling their privacy violation cases, the internet giants are entitled...
FTC considering new settlement process so companies can't deny wrongdoing

Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial

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Oracle has asked Judge William Alsup to throw out the entire testimony of Jonathan Schwartz (pictured) in its ongoing (and drama-filled) trial with Google over Android. Schwartz was Sun’s CEO. Sun owned the Java programming language, which is used heavily in Android. Oracle bought Sun, acquiring Java in the...
Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial

If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

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Since you can't get Facebook stock at the IPO insider price, I have a deal for anyone who feels left out: shares in eTattlerOn New Year's Day 1999, as the first internet bubble was inflating at an accelerating rate, I published in my newspaper column a supposedly leaked memo from...
If Facebook's IPO kicks off a new tech bubble, where will you put your money?

Groupon pays $8.5M in settlement over voucher expirations at Nordstrom, other retailers

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Groupon has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that expiration dates and other restrictions on the company’s vouchers violated federal and state law, and unfairly prevented consumers from receiving products and services purchased through the daily deals service. Notifications of the settlement were emailed to...
Groupon pays $8.5M in settlement over voucher expirations at Nordstrom, other retailers

Reuters: Autonomy's former CEO denies HP allegations on misleading accounting practices

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Autonomy’s former CEO Mike Lynch denies HP allegations and is confident he will be absolved on any wrongdoing, Reuters reports. As you may know, HP declared today that it was misled into overvaluing Autonomy when it acquired the software company last year. While HP’s statement didn’t explicitly name Lynch as a...
Reuters: Autonomy's former CEO denies HP allegations on misleading accounting practices
Kim Dotcom offers to surrender, face trial in U.S. without extradition

Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

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For some of you this will be news, for some, a reminder. But the long and short of it is that Netflix has been forced to change its approach to user privacy, specifically in regard to how long it stores rental history for those who have unsubscribed. Netflix was forced...
Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

Why Google shouldn't have to admit its privacy sins

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The gadfly activist group Consumer Watchdog grabbed more headlines this week after a federal judge let it weigh in on Google’s $22.5 million privacy settlement with the FTC. Consumer Watchdog is jumping up and down because the settlement, which punishes Google for hacking shenanigans, doesn’t require the company to admit...
Why Google shouldn't have to admit its privacy sins

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

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Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

Washington AG settles with alleged Facebook ‘likejacker’

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Rob McKenna, left, and Craig Clark, Facebook lead litigation counsel, announce the case at a news conference in January. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office today announced a settlement in a case brought earlier this year against a company accused of tricking Facebook users into clicking the “like” button and...
Washington AG settles with alleged Facebook ‘likejacker’
ACLU: "reasonable suspicion" not good enough for GPS tracking
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Amazon May Offer Kindle Customers Refunds On Purchased Books (AMZN)

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* E-book revenue $2 billion in 2011, print books $11 billion * Publishers have denied wrongdoing, want to avoid trials CHICAGO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Owners of Amazon.com's Kindle e-readers will receive refunds on past e-book purchases and see e-book prices drop if a judge approves legal settlements with publishers...
Amazon May Offer Kindle Customers Refunds On Purchased Books (AMZN)
'Nobody Will Find Out' Is a Thing Corporate Criminals Actually Email Each Other

DOJ publicizes its case against Apple on first day of 'ebook pricing fix' trial

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(via AP) The U.S. Department of Justice has released its case against Apple in the alleged ‘ebooks pricing fix’ case (via CNET) that claims Apple made deals with book publishers to manipulate the price of ebooks. The Justice Department believes Apple moved to raise ebook prices before Apple launched the...
DOJ publicizes its case against Apple on first day of 'ebook pricing fix' trial

You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

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Many Facebook users received an email notice last night about a class action lawsuit against the company. This is the same email that went out to some Facebook users last week, but we wanted to mention it again in case there was any confusion. The suit says Facebook used users'...
You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

HP Lawyers Have One Less Lawsuit to Worry About

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Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors now officially has one less lawsuit stemming from its various fits of corporate drama to worry about. Today a judge in a Delaware Chancery Court threw out a shareholder lawsuit over the $40 million severance package that former CEO Mark Hurd received after abruptly resigning in...
HP Lawyers Have One Less Lawsuit to Worry About
Yahoo points finger back at Facebook, claims social network’s new patents are “tainted”

Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

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Google hit the European Commission’s deadline of January 31 to provide a substantive response to antitrust concerns — but just barely. The company submitted a proposal regarding what it is willing to settle earlier today, said sources, after negotiations in Brussels went to the wire. The big question is whether...
Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

HP Gets Feds To Investigate Autonomy Deal

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Hewlett-Packard has made if official. The Justice Department is indeed investigating HP's allegations that Autonomy execs tricked the troubled technology giant into paying way too much for the British software maker. In disclosing the probe in its annual regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, HP has started the...
HP Gets Feds To Investigate Autonomy Deal

FAA Warns Guy Who Filmed Birds Striking Plane Engine

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You may recall a few weeks back that a Delta 757 leaving JFK on its way to LAX hit some birds on takeoff, damaging an engine, and requiring a quick turnaround back to JFK. The story got more interesting when it was revealed that one of the passengers on board...
FAA Warns Guy Who Filmed Birds Striking Plane Engine

TNW's Daily Dose: Color's sale to Apple confirmed, HP alleges wrongdoing at Autonomy, and more

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A lawsuit filing has confirmed that Color Inc has sold ‘key assets’ to Apple, HP says that it overpaid for Autonomy due to alleged accounting malpractices at the UK company, and Silicon Valley tops the list of world startup ecosystems – but New York is a distant fifth. It’s all...
TNW's Daily Dose: Color's sale to Apple confirmed, HP alleges wrongdoing at Autonomy, and more
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