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Twitter was recently sued for reputedly spying on personal messages sent. The company was accused of altering hyperlinks sent, which was seen as a way to provide more advertising data.
A father has recently sued Facebook for not being able to prevent his 11-year old daughter from signing up on the service, who apparently shared racy and indecent photos of herself with other people.
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reach a settlement worth $415 million with disgruntled employees over an anti-poaching scheme organised in part by Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt.
Ashley Madison is a website that helps encourage the act of adultery, and for its illicitness, hackers took it down. But isn't infiltrating a system illegal as well?
After nearly six months, the United Kingdom has made 'revenge porn' punishable by law. The punishment could result in up to two years imprisonment.
An Australian federal court has ordered internet service providers to turn over the personal info associated with four thousands IPs to an American company on trying to prove copyright infringement.
After years of investigation, European Union regulators are preparing to file a formal lawsuit against the search giant for anticompetitive practices and abuse of its dominant position in the market.
US officials are attempting to sneak in a change to the rules governing search warrants that will allow US judges to issue worldwide search warrants in cases that involve computers and networks.
FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
The US government has sanctioned North Korea over the Sony hacks, saying the country tried to intimidate US businesses and artists from exercising their right of freedom of speech.
Leaked emails have revealed that MPAA got cold feet just three months out from the introduction of a government scheme to send movie pirates in the UK a warning via their ISP when they steal content.
Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout after Google filed a lawsuit against him and accused him of doing MPAA's dirty work.
The hackers behind the Sony hack have rickroll'd the FBI in a new message, as the evidence used by the US and the FBI to blame North Korea for the hack have been called into question.
President Obama thinks Sony yanking the movie was a mistake and sets a bad precedent, saying "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here."
Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook and Yahoo, eBay has left the controversial ALEC, which is known for denying climate change and opposing Internet neutrality and workers' rights.
With Google News now shut down in Spain, publishers in the country are experiencing a sharp decline in their sites' external traffic. However, the internal traffic has surprisingly increased.
US said that North Korea was behind the cyber attack on Sony which hackers have demanded the withdraw of the movie, The Interview, or they would continue to leak info they stole from Sony.
An eight-person jury has decided that Apple was not being anti-competitive when it blocked third-party music players from iTunes and deleting non-iTunes songs from iPods without its FairPlay DRM.
Amid the leaking of personal info by hackers, two former employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Sony for failing to protect employees' data.
A Dutch privacy watchdog has threatened Google with a €15m ($18.6m) fine for not informing nor seeking users' permission on Google's efforts to combine their information to better target ads.
A new law that was passed in the US allows companies to ditch the physical FCC approval mark generally etched onto devices in favor of a much more subtle software seal of approval.
The Spanish parliament passed a law on the 30th of October which will impose a new charge on news aggregators like Google News. Dubbed the 'Google Tax', this law has caused mixed reactions worldwide.
Thousands of people are protesting against the Hungarian's government's desire to tax internet traffic in the EU country. Despite promises, protesters argue this is an undemocratic law.
Google has submitted a transparency report for the requests it receives regarding the "Right to be forgotten" laws in Europe, in which shows that one in ten came from the UK.
Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Multiple tech giants, including Apple, Verizon and Cisco, have joined Microsoft in opposing the US government's requests for search warrants for data stored on overseas servers.
Online shoppers in Europe now have new protections under laws that introduce a 14-day 'cooling-off period' for digital purchases, ban retailers from 'pre-ticking' boxes for optional extras, and more.
Edward Snowden has revealed documents showing that the NSA actively collects millions of images of the faces of citizens each day to be used in a new facial recognition system to identify criminals.
In the fourth 'Who Has Your Back' report into the privacy standards of companies online, Snapchat, AT&T & Amazon have been named as failing to provide adequate privacy protection for their customers.
Under new 'anti-terrorism' legislation in Russia, Skype, Facebook, Gmail and other services could be banned for failing to comply with new laws unless the companies changes where user data is stored.
In an attempt to force ISPs to act as legal agencies, and outlaw the right not to turn over your email passwords, the Attorney General has used 68 pages to display technological ignorance.
A driver who was cited for using Google Glass behind the wheel was found innocent by the court. While this is an important precedent it also brings up the issue of an activity indicator on the device.
After New Zealand made the controversial decision to (almost) kill off software patents on Wednesday, experts have expressed doubt at the bill's validity; they question how best it can be enforced.
Apple has been hit with a $118,000 fine for illegally distributing copyrighted material in China. Judge Feng Gang ruled that Apple showed negligence in ensuring uploaded content was legal.
TechNet, a lobbying firm representing Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and more, have sent a letter to Congress in support of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
Two of Twitter's co-founders have been granted a patent for the service described as a 'system (and method) for device-independent point to multipoint communication is disclosed.'
Chinese laws forcing real-name registration to use the internet have been passed, with further revisions likely to come. The legislation could allow removal of "illegal" posts within the country.
A Mexican court has fined Yahoo $2.7 billion dollars over an apparent breach of a contract that seems to date back to 2003. The search giant obviously intends to challenge the decision made.
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.
Cypress Hill backing musician Michael 'Shagg' Washington has finally had his case against Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas voided, ending an argument that has been ongoing since 2010.
In a court case in Germany earlier today, it was ruled that Google-owned Motorola isn't infringing on a Microsoft patent that "enabled applications to work on different handsets."
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed new legislation that will bring free digital textbooks to students at all community colleges in the state as well as those attending University of California
File sharing continues to be a thorn in the side of the entertainment industries. Now public prosecutors in Portugal have said that file sharing copyright material online is, in fact, legal.
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.
Facebook is coming under scrutiny by the FTC after it was discovered the company had 'deceived' developers by charging for app verification and doing nothing.
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.
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.
A NY State Court ruled that merely viewing child porn on the web can't be considered as a crime. The defendant conviction still stands because of image file found on his computer's hard disk.