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.
Zack Whittaker reports on the latest technology news from the United Kingdom and Europe, served with buttered crumpets and a side of sarcasm.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
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.