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Judge: Google must face U.S. privacy lawsuit over commingled user data

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A federal judge rejected Google Inc’s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission. Saying his decision was a close call, U.S. District Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose, California, ruled…

‘Fake’ Twitter users attacking Tibet and Dalai Lama are Chinese propagandists: rights group

Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet and other Chinese concerns, a campaign group said. The social networking site is blocked within China, but Free Tibet said it had identified around 100 accounts — many of them bearing Western names, usually a combination…

Federal prosecutors unseal indictments against members of smartphone ‘piracy groups’

San Francisco (AFP) – US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of “piracy groups” SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. “Copyright infringement discourages smart…

Canvas fingerprinting: Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

by Julia Angwin ProPublica, July 21, 2014, 9 a.m. This story was co-published with Mashable. A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University…

When and why is air space restricted?

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has led to many questions being asked about the propriety of planes flying over eastern Ukraine.…

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to develop anti-surveillance technologies

Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from Moscow, said…

Amazon starts Netflix-style book service amid spat with publisher

By Deepa Seetharaman NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99-per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including “The Hunger Games” and “Life of…

Federal judge approves warrant against Google for user’s emails in criminal trial

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user’s emails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people’s privacy.…

With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies, consumer advocates and citizens submitted more than 1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission, drawing contentious divisions on the issue of net neutrality as the first deadline to comment approached Friday. The FCC will continue collecting comments, made in response to…

The Vatican is in the middle of a tech industry legal battle between HP and Autonomy Corp

By Nadia Damouni and Paul Sandle (Reuters) – The Vatican has become enmeshed in a struggle between Hewlett-Packard Co and Michael Lynch, the former CEO of the UK software company Autonomy Corp bought by HP in 2011 in a deal that led to a big loss for the U.S. technology…

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