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Oracle, Oregon tussle over whether federal court should hear Cover Oregon case

Oracle and the state of Oregon have filed lawsuits against each other related to the state's failed health insurance exchange website

US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

Europe should follow a 'traditional regulatory process' when looking at antitrust complaints, U.S. lawmakers say


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Court OKs IT Worker Lawsuit Over Student Visa Work Program

A federal court gave a green light last week to a lawsuit by a union and IT workers challenging a student visa work program.

Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

The amount still depends on Apple losing an appeal on another ruling

Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre

Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says

FTC Gets Federal Court to Shut Down $120M Tech Support Scam

FTC says scammers use bogus software and the deceptive telemarketing operations to roll over victims.

Swedish ISP to let users shield Internet activity from police

A free VPN service from Bahnhof will keep web surfing and other online usage anonymous

FBI: Crooks Have Stolen $20 Million With False Internet Ads

FBI/IC3 says cars, boats, heavy equipment often used to entice victims.

Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

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How You Can Stand Up to AT&T and Help Save the Internet

The free Internet hangs in the balance as big ISPs, including AT&T, move to kill net neutrality. Here's a simple way you can fight back.

Georgia man sentenced to nine years for stolen credit card data

The man was one of 55 people charged related to the Carder.su online marketplace

EU antitrust chief wants new talks with Google complainants

The new Commissioner needs time to decide on next steps as the matter is complex

Apple iMessage lawsuit will go ahead, California judge rules

The case, for which the plaintiff seeks class-action status, comes after years of missed iMessage problems

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Are Fingerprints PINs or Physical Artifacts?

A judge’s ruling that a person can be forced to open his phone with his fingerprint ignores the fact that the fingerprint scan is just a substitute PIN, which can’t be required by law enforcement.

Computer Scientists Say Copyright on APIs Will Stifle Innovation

The Supreme Court has been asked to reverse an appellate court decision in a dispute between Oracle and Google over Android

Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

The project doesn't have funding as yet to improve the security of hidden websites

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