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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 to make its product

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 million euros ($1.07 billion).

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 credit cards, counterfeit documents,

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 Facebook to make them

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 survey for Common Sense

British police investigate racist ‘tweet attack’ on England duo

LONDON — British police launched an investigation on Monday after two England internationals were subject to abuse on social networking site Twitter. Ashley Young and Ashley Cole were targeted after missing penalties in England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final loss to Italy on Sunday. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of alleged racist comments

British LulzSec hackers admit CIA cyber attacks

LONDON — Two British members of the hacking group LulzSec admitted Monday carrying out cyber attacks against the CIA and Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper group News International. Ryan Cleary, 20, and Jake Davis, 19, pleaded guilty at London’s Southwark Crown Court to charges that they launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the

Teens deceiving parents on Internet use: McAfee survey

WASHINGTON — Teenagers are increasingly deceiving their parents about where they go and what they do online, security technology firm McAfee said Monday in its latest survey on young people and the Internet. In a statement, McAfee said nearly half of the American parents it surveyed thought their adolescents told them everything they did

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