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Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom calls U.S. charges ‘malicious’

WELLINGTON — Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom on Thursday accused US authorities of mounting a “misleading and malicious” case against him, saying there was no way they could win a landmark online piracy action. Free on bail in New Zealand after winning a legal fight with prosecutors who wanted keep him…

Consumer groups urge Google to delay privacy revamp

WASHINGTON — A coalition of European and US consumer advocacy groups made a last-ditch appeal to Internet search and advertising giant Google on Wednesday to delay changes to its privacy policies. In a joint letter to Google chief executive Larry Page, the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) urged Google to…

Facebook rolls out new advertising tools

NEW YORK — Facebook rolled out new tools for advertisers Wednesday as it prepares to go public later this year in the largest flotation ever by an Internet company on Wall Street. Among the marketing opportunities unveiled at an event held by Facebook at the Museum of Natural History was…

Swedish firm develops water-powered smartphone battery

It is the nightmare of the wired world — a smartphone low on battery. Now Swedish group myFC says its water-powered charger could be the fix anywhere while battery giant Duracell is championing a push for cars and even stadiums to be built with energy “mats” that would power up…

Japan unveils robot that will find lost things

TOKYO (Reuters) – Forgot where you put your glasses? A Japanese robot can find them for you, and guide you to where they are. The red and white robot, named EMIEW2, is about the size of a six-year-old child and glides everywhere on wheels at the bottom of its legs,…

Europe to investigate Google’s new privacy policy

(Reuters) – France’s data protection regulator will launch an official investigation into Google’s new privacy policy and said that its preliminary view was that it did not conform with European laws on protecting individuals’ privacy. In a letter to Google dated February 27, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des…

TED’s tech giants lectured on perils of gadget worship

Silicon Valley giants at the prestigious TED innovation conference were warned that the worship of technology will ruin the world before it saves it. Activist and author Paul Gilding made a case on Tuesday for the peril of obsession with modern technology and how lust for the latest gadgets is…

Gen Y may end up ‘intellectual lightweights’ because of technology: Pew

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There is a good chance young people growing up in today’s always-wired world will eventually become bright, nimble decision makers – if they don’t wind up intellectual lightweights unable to concentrate long enough to chew over a good book. So say 1,021 technology insiders, critics and students…

Apple to hold March 7 event, new iPad expected

Apple sent out invitations Tuesday to a March 7 press event expected to be the unveiling of the next generation of the hot-selling iPad tablet computer. The invitations featured a picture of an iPad and the words: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event is…

Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected ‘Anonymous’ hackers

Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the ‘Anonymous’ hackers group in a swoop on over a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said Tuesday. “Operation Unmask was launched in mid-February following a series of coordinated cyber-attacks originating from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain,” said…

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