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The Chinese government has refuted claims that it banned Apple from a list of companies approved to sell devices for official use, saying that Apple never applied to be on the list in the first place.
Apple is the latest tech company to be barred from supplying devices to the Chinese government, as it continues to reduce its dependence on hardware and software provided by foreign firms.
China has barred Symantec and Kaspersky from providing software to its government - the latest in a series of moves indicating that the country is increasingly restricting its use of foreign software.
Due to backlash, Congress has passed a bill that will legalize unlocking handsets. The President is expected to sign this bill into law, which will reinstate choice in cellular providers.
Microsoft's top lawyer, Brad Smith, has explained why Microsoft opposes government demands for personal data and re-affirms the company's stance on data privacy and the release of information.
Unlike the UK's 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of "persistent pirates," the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content.
Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith says the government must end "the unfettered collection of bulk data", adding that law enforcement faces a "bleak future" if reforms are not enacted soon.
There has been a temporary ban placed on launching, landing or operating drones in any of the 59 national parks in the United States. This ban was issued due to numerous noise and nuisance complaints.
In a recently-released series of documents, the British government apparently asserted their right to snoop on the web traffic of British nationals - even if the website is hosted outside of the UK.
The Turkish government's ban on YouTube has been lifted, for the third time. Users can now, without the need for a workaround, watch all the angry cats and pranks gone wrong they can tolerate!
Microsoft has now said it will continue to offer Windows 7 to the Chinese government for their PCs, now that China has banned the use of the Windows 8 operating system on government computers.
New documents released by Glenn Greenwald, the journalist behind the NSA revelations, highlight just how close the relationship between the U.S government and Microsoft really is.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and later, Yahoo, are making changes to their policies to try and step away from giving in to government requests for big data, which could be good and bad.
Google may be fined for not paying $1bn in taxes to the French government over the past couple of years, although the company states that they have been compliant with French law
Microsoft has finally launched its Office 365 software subscription service in China, where it will be operated by the local company 21Vianet. The government of Shanghai is an early adopter.
Emails stolen and leaked from Microsoft by the Syrian Electronic Army show that Microsoft can receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in charges from the government for information requests.
The UK Government plans to end its reliance on proprietary software such as Microsoft Office in favour of solutions like Google Docs, in a move intended to save money and foster greater innovation.
Kurt DelBene, a former executive at Microsoft in charge of the Office division, will oversee the U.S. government's troubled Healthcare.gov website at least through the first half of next year.
Eight of the world's largest tech companies have joined forces to call for "government surveillance reform", including an open letter petitioning President Obama and Congress to lead global changes.
Hotfile.com who have been in a legal battle with the MPAA since 2011, had reached a settlement with the organization which included certain conditions to continue operating has closed anyway.
An old fax machine has become a source of headaches for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, after it was found that faxes cannot be received and they may remain incommunicado until November.
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have been the source of much consternation for companies like Google and Facebook; now, they're working with the White House in an attempt to provide greater transparency.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice put out a memo warning government workers of the high risk of malware on Android compared to the very low risk on iOS.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Pirate Bay has now launched its own web browser, which it says "circumvents censorship and blockades" to allow users to view the web without restriction.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is joins many others in criticising the UK's internet censorship program. He states that more resources should be poured into enforcing existing child porn laws
Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including 'back-doors' that could be use to steal data.
Due to government leaks and other recent events, there has been serious discussion in Russia's government about going back to typewriters. Such a change could cut down on future potential leaks.
Controversial internet security bill CISPA will most likely be scrapped, a U.S. committee representative has stated. Whilst it may be dead for now, will a new compromised version see the light of day?
Chinese state media have returned to their previous position in favour of Apple, praising Tim Cook for apologising over allegations of unfair treatment towards Chinese customers.
Intuit is having issues filing state tax returns with Minnesota and the state is calling into question the accuracy of the software company's tax software.
WikiLeaks tweeted yesterday that recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz assisted them, was in contact with Julian Assange and may have been a source for the organisation.
The United States government is warning PC users to disable Java on their machines, as a recently discovered flaw in the latest unpatched version is being exploited in the wild by hackers.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO's servers could be "levelled up" to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
The Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand has suffered a massive breach of security after a blogger found theirentire network was open to be browsed by users.
YouTube and ABC News have partnered to bring live Presidential debates to YouTube with analysis and commentary from its partners such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The Iranian government has removed the block on Gmail again after only a week, with ministers in parliament showing their dissent against the sudden loss of one of the most popular email services.
Twitter, who has been fighting to protect an Occupy Wall Street protester's details from the government has surrendered the details after being forced into a metaphorical corner.
The FCC is considering a tax on broadband Internet services that would fund expansion of high-speed Internet access in the country for the 19 million Americans without access.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
Notorious hacker 'AnonymouSabu' has gained an additional six months of freedom before his sentencing trial begins, due to his willingness to cooperate with the government he previously fought against.
The first Windows 8 app made for the 'government' category is now available to download for Windows 8 RTM members. The app was made for the Bay County, Florida tax office.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
Reuters was hacked on Friday, with an account being hacked and used to spread misinformation about the situation in Syria, and specifically about the Free Syrian Army's movements.
The UK is working to pass a new bill that would require ISPs to store all internet data for 12 months, with metadata open for warrantless examination by everyone from law enforcement to tax inspectors
The Motion Picture Association of America has denied the claims of MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom that US Vice President Joe Biden ordered the raid on the file sharing website.
In the wake of the capture of one of the terrorists responsible for the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995, Japan's government has quietly amended one of their laws which could theoretically ban YouTube.
Microsoft has announced a new version of its Office 365 cloud-based software service specifically for use by US government employees that will share government data in Microsoft's cloud servers.