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Internet Service Providers in India have been blocking torrents/warez websites as part of a government order. Those who are caught could be fined, as well as jailed for three years.
In an effort to tap into the large enterprise and government sectors in India, Samsung has launched the 7" Galaxy Tab Iris, with built in iris recognition technology and biometric capabilities.
An online forum dedicated to hardcore fetishes has suffered a data breach. The leaked data includes IP addresses, email addresses and weakly-encrypted passwords. Government addresses are involved.
Current laws do not require those watching BBC iPlayer content on demand to have a TV licence - but the UK's Culture Secretary aims to close that loophole with new legislation later this year.
In a bid to shake up Aussie politics, Nathan Spataro and Max Kaye create a new party whose voting would be directly influenced by its participants and potentially supported by blockchain technology.
A BlackBerry exec said that two more Android handsets are on the way, and also confirmed that the company is in the midst of a full 'transition' to Android, although BB10 is still more secure for now.
The UK Government's Chief Scientific Adviser has written a report which suggests that it should adopt blockchain technology to help manage public money as it would reduce fraud.
The results of a public consultation carried out by the UK Government show that the majority of people are against an increase in the sentence for online piracy from two to ten years.
A new report from the influential RAND think tank suggests that governments should attack Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to undermine the public's perception of their utility and security.
A new poll from AP-NORC suggests that 56% of Americans support warrantless surveillance. The poll also suggests that religious extremism could be the cause of the spike.
As part of improving security for the users of its Outlook.com email service, Microsoft has announced that it will now warn users if a government is trying to hack into their account.
After numerous legal challenges around the world, Uber will now able to legally operate in a second Australian jurisdiction after a meeting of state government cabinet earlier today.
Following the San Bernardino shooting earlier this month, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon look at the social media history of those applying for a visa to enter the United States.
The British Government want to lawfully spy on its public by passing the Investigatory Powers Bill. Britain's EFF - the Open Rights Group - is not happy and are mounting a campaign to change minds.
New data from the US Government's Digital Analytics Program shows that Windows 10 is already used by more than 12% of the total Windows users visiting Government websites.
The U.S. and China are secretly negotiating what may be the world's first arms deal for cyberspace, establishing a formal ceasefire so that neither country can cripple the other during peacetime.
Microsoft has signed a landmark agreement with NATO to address the rising need of protection against cybersecurity threats for governments throughout the world.
In a move that resembles the Russian policy on tracking their citizens' online activity and identity, the U.K. government is reportedly working on keeping track of what you post online.
Microsoft is looking to show the EU that its products are secure and that user data is being treated with privacy in mind. To that end the company is opening a Transparency Center in Brussels.
Following the partnership with e-learning software Moodle yesterday, Microsoft has today announced its acquisition of Equivio. This will boost the company's system of finding relevant data.
Microsoft has announced today that the Surface Pro 3 has cleared all the hurdles needed to be available for sale to government employees through General Services Administration (GSA).
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.
A new report by cyber security firm Fire Eye says that malware may have been developed and deployed by the Russian government to collect intelligence and other sensitive information.
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.
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