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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 20

Six from China charged in US IP theft... ARM teams with Unicef on wearables... Microsoft previewing new Office for Android apps

Chinese university skeptical that professors stole U.S. trade secrets

China's foreign ministry is investigating the U.S. allegations


Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

Six China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology

The defendants allegedly funneled radio frequency filter technology from two U.S. companies to a Chinese university

Appeals court rules Samsung won't have to pay $930M in Apple patent case

The federal court will have to recalculate the damages because Samsung didn't violate Apple's trade dress

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 18

Security researcher took over airplane systems via inflight tech

Alibaba faces lawsuit from luxury brands over counterfeits

Alibaba called the lawsuit wasteful and plans to fight it in court

Apple, A123 to settle lawsuit over poached battery engineers

The two companies face a May 27 deadline on a motion to move the case, but a settlement is near, say court documents

Law firm challenges net neutrality rules, saying they're too weak

The FCC failed to enforce several telecom regulations, including last-mile network sharing, the petition says

Good reviews spell bad legal news for Airbnb host

The subletting of low-income rental houses is a growing problem, real estate agent says

US man pleads no contest to operating revenge porn site

WinByState.com posted nude photos of women and charged them a fee to have the photos removed

Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

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SAFETY Act liability shield starts showing cracks

This week, Salted Hash has examined the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) SAFETY Act, and FireEye's promise to customers that their certification under the act provides them protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the...

Apple security program, MacKeeper, celebrates difficult birthday

Its new owners are pushing ahead while its previous one is close to a $2 million class-action settlement

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

What service delivery partners in India say

How deadlines can kill your outsourcing deal in India

Business relationships that focus on transaction only inevitably lead to a fixation on time and material. But India has a culturally based notion for creativity, which is the source of innovation. Clients in the west should not waste...

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Enterprises overlook legal issues in breach preparedness

Companies preparing for data breaches and cybersecurity incidents too often focus on the technology and overlook the legal aspects

Grooveshark shuts down after settlement with record companies

The settlement between owners Escape Media and the record companies was made ahead of a jury trial for award of damages

Apple says EC probe could lead to back tax payments

Apple said the impact of the payment of the disputed back taxes could be "material"

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