YouTube could face a massive royalties bill after a court case went against the video-sharing site. The ruling also ruled that YouTube alone is responsible for its users' submissions.
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If you thought Apple had yet to go off the deep end, think again. In a bid to protect itself from legal troubles in Australia, the iPad maker is trying to define '3G' speeds as '4G' speeds.
The EU--U.S. Passenger Name Records Agreement has been passed, despite the agreement's rapporteur recommending that it should not be passed. Another blow to civil liberties.
Tim Berners-Lee, the Web inventor, has come out with a scathing attack on the UK's 'draconian' plans to monitor in real-time UK web and email traffic, and Skype and phone calls.
ACTA could be 'dead in the water' after the treaty's rapporteur said in his recommendations to Brussels that the European Parliament should reject the agreement.
A series of unfortunate events in Europe led to, well, more unfortunate events on the other side of the world. Flirting with an iPhone for a month, and why I went back to BlackBerry.
Australia's consumer and competition watchdog is mulling a move to sue Apple, as it seeks complaints from e-book sellers in light of the U.S. Justice Dept.'s antitrust move.
Hackers have apparently accessed and recorded anti-terror calls and posted the contents online. A UK police investigation is under way.
With Amazon exporting its sales operations outside the UK to avoid paying hefty corporation taxes, both Apple and Google have suffered similar accusations.
British broadcaster Sky News, part owned by Rupert Murdoch's media empire, says it hacked into criminals' email accounts to "serve the public interest".
Amazon is under "examination" by UK tax authorities, amongst others, according to a U.S. SEC filing. Claims made suggest the retail giant 'avoids' paying corporate tax in the UK.
The European Parliament is proposing news laws that would harmonise cyber-criminal penalties from two years in prison, to in some cases five years in the slammer.
Apple, along with two other major international publishers, may avoid settling in a "cartel" e-book fixing antitrust investigation, while others seek a faster resolution.
Despite Google being only 13 years old, one developer sought to recreate how it might have looked in the 1980's, along with a mockup of Twitter and Angry Birds.
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