Apple reported strong numbers for the last three-month period. And if you thought the PC market was anything to go by, you're wrong: the Mac is back.
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A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
The public disclosure of emails by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, could be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy", according to a letter fro the US Department of State responding to a FOIA request by online publication, The Desk.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
IDC's worldwide PC shipment numbers are in and the best you can say about them is that they weren't as bad as they could have been.
New Zealand’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner has published data breach numbers and categories in its annual report for the first time.
Latest worldwide usage figures for PC/Mac operating systems and browsers show little change in November, a traditionally slow month. But a close look at the numbers shows that the free Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks upgrades were a hit.
Moxie Marlinspike, a respected cryptographic software expert, argues that Lavabit, Edward Snowden’s favorite "secure" email service whose owner shut it down rather than give the NSA the keys to his store, wasn't really secure anyway.
Authorities in Spain believe the NSA is spying on its citizens, following reports of similar surveillance in France.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
According to the firm who found the bug, Facebook's email to six million users affected by its shadow profiles leak left out some numbers. Plus, non-user contacts were also leaked. UPDATED with Facebook responses (inline).
The latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that the PC market might be slowing, but it's not changing much. Windows 8 is growing its share as people replace their old PCs, and despite vocal threats, no one appears to have replaced their Windows PC with a Mac or Linux.
The Lenovo Group has managed to post strong fourth quarter numbers in a market generally down for PC sales. The company's PC line with its diverse form factors that take advantage of Windows 8 is an apparent winner.
While it looked dead in the water for a while, the Queen's speech looks to have breathed new life into the controversial Communications Data Bill.
The privacy law governing how U.S. law enforcement can access email data after a certain time has been passed unanimously across both sides of the Senate.
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