In what seemingly goes against the precedent set by Microsoft's recent stoush against the US Government, Google is preparing to appeal a court order to release emails stored on an offshore server.
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In an ongoing legal battle, the government had asked Microsoft to hand-over emails stored outside the country for a narcotics case, but the company has won an appeal, for now.
Nearly four years after being found in breach of contract, Oracle has found itself on the receiving end of a $3 billion damages bill after withdrawing software support for HP's Itanium products.
Apple must pay over half a billion dollars in damages in a ruling made on Wednesday by a US court. VirnetX, the company who owns the patents, has previously won cases with other big name companies.
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.
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.
It's been a tough year for Microsoft on many fronts but perhaps none more important than the privacy of cloud data. Now, it seems the embattled company has support from an extensive cohort of allies.
Microsoft has been ordered by a US district court to release a customer's emails and related data which is stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland but the company is planning to oppose the order.