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Google reaches deal with anti-racism group over ‘Jew’ search suggestion

Internet search giant Google has reached a deal under legal mediation with French anti-racism groups which objected to the search engine suggesting users add “Jew” to searches for prominent names. Both sides confirmed the deal had been reached for the groups to drop a legal complaint against Google but refused…

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet to challenge iPad

Google on Wednesday unveiled its own branded Nexus 7 tablet computer designed to challenge Apple’s iPad and be a window into its online shop for films, books, movies and more. The seven-inch tablet powered by the latest generation of Android software was made for Google by Taiwan-based Asus and weighs…

Japan probes website attacks amid Anonymous claims

Japan probed attacks on government websites Wednesday after hacker collective Anonymous lashed out at beefed-up laws against downloading copyrighted works, and warned of more to come. A site purporting to speak for the group said newly enacted laws that could mean jail for anyone downloading copyrighted music and movies “will…

Federal court bars Samsung tablet after Apple complaint

A US federal court has barred the sale of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, siding with Apple in a bitter dispute between the two tech giants over alleged patent infringement. The US district court in northern California Tuesday ruled that there was “evidence that Samsung altered its design…

EU court upholds billion-dollar Microsoft fine

A European court upheld a billion-dollar EU fine against Microsoft on Wednesday but reduced the penalty by tens of millions of euros. The General Court, the European Union’s second highest, dismissed Microsoft’s bid to annul the penalty but cut the US software giant’s fine by 39 million euros to 860…

24 nabbed in U.S.-led cybercrime finance sting

NEW YORK — At least 24 people were arrested in the United States and abroad in a US-led sting operation targeting cyber criminals buying and selling stolen credit card information, officials said Tuesday. “Operation Card Shop” targeted “sophisticated, highly organized cyber criminals involved in buying and selling stolen identities, exploited…

Facebook users angered over email switch

Facebook users were venting anger over a move changing users’ default email address to the one operated by the leading social network. “You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said security consultant Graham Cluley of Sophos. Facebook indicated in April it would be “updating addresses on…

Survey: Half of U.S.teens prefer in-person time with friends to Facebook

For all the time they spend online, and it’s a lot, nearly half of US teenagers say they’d much rather spend time with friends in the real world, a major survey published Tuesday indicated. Nine out of 10 young Americans aged 13 to 17 who took part in the national…

UK ‘three strikes’ piracy legislation could go into effect in March 2014

Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government’s anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom. Under the draft code, published on Tuesday by the regulator, the UK’s biggest ISPs – BT, Everything Everywhere, O2,…

Teens favor facetime over Facebook, survey finds

For all the time they spend online, and it’s a lot, nearly half of US teenagers say they’d much rather spend time with friends in the real world, a major survey published Tuesday indicated. Nine out of 10 young Americans aged 13 to 17 who took part in the national…

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