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The FBI is using outdated IT to foil FOIA requests, lawsuit alleges

The FBI is using antiquated computer systems to deliberately foil requests made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, a new lawsuit alleges.

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Microsoft's overseas privacy battle may be far from over

Privacy advocates, especially those outside the U.S., can rest a little easier now. A federal court has rebuked the U.S. government’s attempt to access emails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland.

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Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, was released on bail on Thursday, just under a year since he was arrested by Japanese police.

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Trump would be a 'disaster for innovation,' say Silicon Valley execs

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, company founders, engineers and investors have signed an open letter regarding Donald Trump. The gist: the don't like him and think he would be a disaster for the business of innovation.

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Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the...

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EU levels more charges against Google in the areas of comparison shopping and advertising

The European Commission on Thursday has added new antitrust charges against Google in the areas of search and advertising as it continues to investigate into the Internet search giant.

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New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

A driver in New York state ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing Pokémon Go.

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Privacy Shield transatlantic data sharing agreement enters effect

After months of uncertainty, businesses once again have a simple, legal way to export the personal information of European Union citizens to the U.S. for processing.

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File sharing site Megaupload will return in January, claims Kim Dotcom

The creator of Megaupload plans on reviving the infamous file sharing site on Jan. 20, five years after the U.S. government shut it down.

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Victims of terrorist attacks in Israel sue Facebook for $1 billion

The families of victims five recent attacks in Israel are suing Facebook for more than US$1 billion, saying the social media site helps terrorists plan their violence.

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Snapchat sued over ‘sexually offensive’ content in its Discover channels

Snapchat is being sued for exposing minors to sexually offensive content on the Discover section it offers in tandem with media partners.

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US house passes bill banning access to porn from federal computers

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from accessing pornographic or explicit websites from federal computers, unless it meets an investigative objective.

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Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email system closed without charges

An investigation into the use of a personal email system for official communications by Hillary Clinton, while she was secretary of state, has been closed with no charges filed, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said Wednesday. ...

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Court decision raises issues about sharing passwords

An appeals court has ruled that a former employee of a company, whose computer access credentials were revoked, had acted “without authorization” in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, when he and other former employees...

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Fearing surveillance, man allegedly shot at Google and set self-driving car ablaze

A man who told police he feared surveillance by Google has been arrested and charged with arson after one of the company's self-driving cars was destroyed in an attack in June.

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FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but the FBI isn't recommending any charges be brought against her for mishandling classified information.

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Second man pleads guilty of hacking entertainment industry celebrities

A second man has pleaded guilty to using a phishing scheme to get access to private and sensitive videos and photographs of people in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

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Scrutiny of Google's tax liabilities intensifies with Spanish raid

Spain has joined the scrum of tax authorities examining Google's accounts to see if the company has paid all that it should.

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