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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says


Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

The former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt

Founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve extradited to the US

Budovsky is accused of operating a digital currency service that catered to criminals laundering money

China clamps down on doxing, limiting 'human flesh search engine'

Human flesh search engines had been used to expose corruption, but also to attack ordinary citizens

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

Judges spar with attorneys on national security data requests

A federal appeals court will rule on the constitutionality of National Security Letters

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright

Twitter sues for right to reveal more about national security requests

Current laws violate Twitter's First Amendment rights, the company says

SAP, Versata settle $391 million patent litigation

Terms of the deal will involve a patent licensing agreement, according to a court filing

Nokia to stop India handset production after Microsoft cuts off orders

The handset plant in Chennai was not transferred to Microsoft because it was frozen in a tax dispute

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‘Unlawful’ Wi-Fi hotspot Blocking Ruling Highlights Academic IT Headaches

Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots – the sort that provide wireless data access from the same...

European Commission suspects Amazon has received illegal state aid

A deal the Commission says favors Amazon is still active and dates back to 2003

ITC to investigate Nvidia complaint over Samsung phones, tablets

The patent infringement complaint centers around display technology

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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not to Hire U.S. Workers

A lawsuit alleging that outsourcing firm Infosys favored hiring Indian workers over U.S. workers now includes an account from a recruiter about the alleged practice.

HP Enterprise: What to watch

Expect HP to move deeper into software, but it's not yet clear what kind, analysts say

Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments

European probe clears telcos of throttling Internet service

While there was no breach of competition rules, the sector will still be monitored closely

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