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Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy


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Privacy and the data toothpaste problem

Two court rulings basically maintain that we can’t expect privacy on the phone or on social media. George Orwell would be proud of the judges.

Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Nike will pay out up to $2.4 million to customers

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake iPhones

The supplier was allegedly shipping the fake iPhones to foreign countries

They fought the law, the law won

Our newsfeeds are inundated with news about criminals breaching the security of various organisations. At times it may seem the good guys are not hitting back. Recent news stories show that perhaps everything is not going the way of...

Oracle and Google may be headed back to court next spring

The companies will battle over Google's use of Java in Android

Sticker shock looms over Dish's mobile strategy

The FCC is looking to reject $3.3 billion in discounts on spectrum licenses

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 23

Qualcomm plans reorg... pressure grows on Apple Music probe... Microsoft fights revenge porn

FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

The agency contends the company hasn't complied with a 2010 settlement

New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

Facebook had appealed a move to collect data about its users tied to a fraud investigation

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CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines ‘irrational’

The wireless industry’s chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC’S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and...

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Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get...

Five arrested in JPMorgan hacking case

Bloomberg sources claim a recent set of arrests are related to the 2014 JPMorgan computer compromise affecting 83 million people

UK High Court gives government nine months to rewrite data retention law

A hastily-introduced law forcing communications operators to retain metadata for law enforcement use is unlawful, the UK High Court said

Apple retail employee lawsuit over bag searches receives class-action status

The lawsuit calls for Apple to pay employees for the time they spent waiting for managers to check their bags

Qualcomm hit with two EU antitrust probes

The European Commission is investigating whether Qualcomm abused its market position, and whether it engaged in predatory pricing

TripAdvisor gets Italian fine overturned

A court rejected a fine against TripAdvisor for allegedly publishing misleading information

Cisco indirect infringement case against Arista dismissed

Patent and copyright litigation continues; Cisco OK with the ruling

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