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A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
The Hungarian ruling party has removed a planned levy on internet traffic from its proposed budget.
As hype builds over the potential of drones in business, Europe is looking at when and where rules need to be put in place.
Data retention laws in Sweden looked dead a few months ago, but it's alive and kicking with all but one ISP resuming the collection of user data to aid law enforcement investigations.
As Hungarians take to the streets to protest about a proposed levy on internet traffic, both sides set out their arguments.
Officials from China's National Internet Information Office said the department will initiate specific plans to regulate the fast development of mobile applications in the country.
The crowd's march took in the ruling party’s HQ, where protesters threw keyboards, mice and old hardware at the building.
A US court has granted an injunction on an alleged tech support scam and frozen the company's assets ahead of a trial.
Thousands of Hungarians are planning a demonstration against the country's internet tax plan, with businesses and ISPs also criticising the legislation.
The UK government is looking to extend the maximum jail term and also the time limit for prosecutions for abusive online communications from six months to three years.
An early version of the document puts anonymity, privacy, and net neutrality at the heart of Italian web users' rights - but not everyone's happy.
New York officials say that developers working with digital currency will not need to obtain a license in the state -- but who will?
Foreign companies looking to take advantage of Irish corporate tax laws will be unable to do so from the start of 2015, with the total phase out of the loophole to arrive in 2020.
Google has published statistics on how it's handing delinking requests under Europe's 'right to be forgotten'.
The Cancer Genomic Atlas will have a heavy information technology component as it crunches data to map the cancer genome.
On a fresh installation of Windows Vista, we took screen shots when it came time to install Adobe's Flash plug-in into Internet Explorer for the first time. The sequence is especially interesting given Microsoft's emphasis on using Windows Vista as a non-administrative or "Lesser Privileged User" (LPU). Why? Because our first couple of attempt's failed. As it turns out, though, as best as we could tell, the failure had nothing to do with Vista, being an LPU, or Adobe's Flash. It has more to do the Web site that's calling for the Flash plug and how it responds when the Flash plug-in isn't there. In other words, depending on what site you go to, mileage may vary.
Here, the famous and infamous who probably now wish they'd never hit the send button.
Patricia Dunn leaves Santa Clara County Superior Court on her way to be booked on four felony charges.
Pandora's founder travels from town to town, sharing his time and story with fans.
Hoping to capitalize on MP3 player mania, Creative will soon offer two versions of its 30GB Zen Vision player.
The company wins a patent covering user interface technology on digital music players--like those on Apple's iPod.
The W800 Walkman from Sony Ericsson features a music-only mode that enables it to be used solely as an MP3 player while its cell phone transmitter remains off.
Disney's iPod challenger comes at a low price and is geared for kids of all ages.
Microsoft's chairman and RealNetworks' CEO strike a deal to end an antitrust squabble and promote the Rhapsody music service.
To appeal to today's gadget-enamored kids, toymakers are blurring the line between toys and electronic items.
Sprint Nextel celebrates the opening of its Sprint Music Store and touts its Power Vision services at a party in New York.
At the 2006 International Auto Show, carmakers show off rolling living rooms with built-in iPods, Xboxes or DVD players.
Stanford Law School professor Larry Lessig talks with "Second Life" about his book "Free Culture."
Cingular Wireless has begun offering the Slvr, an iTunes-compatible phone from Motorola.
Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.
MCI chief executive Michael Capellas opens the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas in his first keynote address since his company emerged from bankruptcy last month. He says MCI has a strong balance sheet and is committed to innovation.
VMware's software allows Intel-based architecture to be partitioned into several independent virtual machines. In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Diane Greene discusses the benefits of her company's technology, the competitive challenge Microsoft poses and her hopes for an IPO.