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Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

The Minnesota-based supermarket chain says technology installed after the first attack greatly reduced the severity of the second

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment of the Pakistani man is the first focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says


Apple tax probe details to be published by European Commission on Tuesday

Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities

Google gets privacy policy lesson from EU data protection authorities

EU data protection authorities suggested Google could personalize its privacy policy for each user to make it easier to read

Facebook appeal allowed in New York privacy dispute

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook

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Oh, the Irony! iPhone 6 Copies the Nexus 4

Could the famously litigious Apple get a taste of its own medicine? Maybe it’s time to stop excessive patent litigation.

BMC Software files patent infringement lawsuit against ServiceNow

BMC claims that ServiceNow infringes patents in its core products

EU tells Google to make more concessions or face charges in antitrust dispute

The European Commission competition chief said there were solid arguments against several aspects of Google's proposals

China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors

Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said

French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

The human rights court objects to storing data for 20 years in a criminal database when charges were dropped

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal

Appeals Court Tosses $368M Patent Judgment Against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN.

German court lifts countrywide ban on UberPop

But mediating between passengers and unlicensed drivers is still illegal, the court ruled

Businesses Can't Stop You From Writing Yelp Reviews Under New California Law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

Prosecutor's office staff received travel, luxury cars, expensive jewelry, clothes and furniture in exchange for IT contract

Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again

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