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Samsung vows U.S. launch of S III despite Apple suit

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics vowed to press ahead with the US launch of its newest smartphone this month, despite a fresh lawsuit filed by rival Apple seeking to block the cutting-edge model. Apple has asked a court for the Northern District of California in San Jose to ban sales of…

Majority of U.S. seniors now going online: poll

WASHINGTON — It’s taken a while, but a majority of Americans aged 65 and older are now finally using the Internet or email, according to the results of a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday. Reporting its findings, Pew’s Internet research unit said 53 percent of senior citizens in the…

Mobile advertising worth $5.3 billion in 2011: survey

NEW YORK — Some $5.3 billion was spent on mobile digital advertising in 2011, a survey showed Wednesday in the first industry-sponsored measure of what is expected to be a booming market. The survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau with its IAB Europe affiliate and the research firm IHS found…

Prosecutors: We can’t produce MegaUpload evidence

An attorney attempting to facilitate a U.S. extradition request for MegaUpload.com founder Kim Dotcom told a New Zeland judge this week that the prosecution cannot produce evidence against the defendant in a timely manner because his company’s servers are simply “too big.” MegaUpload, a cloud-based file sharing service, let its…

Internet adds trillions of new IP addresses

A new Internet standard giving the global network more room to grow came into effect Wednesday, a move that users probably won’t notice. The switch occurred at 0001 GMT Wednesday, when Internet operators switched to a new standard called IPv6 that allows for trillions of “IP” numbers or addresses, up…

Russian malware hunter warns dangerous cyber attack could be coming

The Russian malware hunter whose firm discovered the Flame virus said Wednesday there could be plenty more malicious code out there, and warned he feared a disastrous cyber attack could be coming. “It’s quite logical that there are new cyber weapons designed, and maybe already computers infected that we don’t…

Bradley Manning seeks dismissal of 10 charges in Wikileaks case

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning appeared at a military court outside Washington Wednesday for a pretrial hearing at which his lawyers were seeking dismissal of 10 of the 22 counts against him. A frail-looking Manning was seated between two members of his defense team as the hearing got underway after an…

Google warns of state-sponsored hacking

Internet users targeted by state-sponsored hackers are to be alerted under a new system introduced by Google. The search giant has said will warn its Gmail users when it believes they are under attack from state forces. The move is significant as Google’s web services are used by millions of…

Napster creators launch video service via Facebook

The creators of the original Napster music-sharing site on Tuesday launched a new video service which allows people to chat online using their Facebook accounts. The service called Airtime was launched by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning along with a host of celebrities at a New York event. The browser-based…

Tunisian blogger on hunger strike to ‘defend press freedom’

TUNIS — A Tunisian journalist said Tuesday he launched a hunger strike on May 28 to defend press freedom after military police seized the cameras he used to film the trial of ousted leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. Ramzi Bettaieb, who works for Nawaat, a collective blog, said his…

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