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Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

So far, the Dutch government doesn't seem very vigilant in cracking down on Uber


Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products

Uber in legal hot water again in South Korea

The country's telecom regulator said the ride-sharing company is breaking information protection rules

Prosecutors tighten case against alleged Silk Road mastermind

Anonymous TorChats and a journal highlight the activities of Silk Road operator

Alleged Silk Road 2.0 'key assistant' charged

Brian Richard Farrell is accused of being a key assistant to the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0

Silk Road trial needs more evidence for Mt. Gox connection

The defense for Ross Ulbricht did not offer sufficient proof for introducing Mt. Gox into court, the judge warned

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Let’s Not Make Patent Trolls Stronger

Bill proposed by National Retail Federation wouldn’t shut them down, and it might simply legitimize them.

UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

A U.S. investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP is ongoing

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 19

Microsoft is all about Windows 10 this week ... the NSA was lurking in NK networks ... Alibaba starts with partners in US ... and more

Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

One of the named plaintiffs, Michael Devine, wants a larger share of the new settlement proposed

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 16

Servers boost Intel results ... Xiaomi wants in on smart homes ... Prosecutors try to catch their Dread Pirate Roberts ... and more

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Restraining Orders by Telepresence -- and Why the Law Needs to Catch Up With Tech

Although St. Joseph's hospital in New Jersey offers temporary restraining orders by telepresence, the law is still playing catch-up to the technology.

Tech giants increase offer to $415 million to settle no-poaching case

The judge will decide during a March hearing whether to approve the settlement

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Marriott Backs Off From Blocking Wi-Fi Hotspots But Leaves its FCC Petition Open

The hotel's attempted ban seemed like a shameless grab for Wi-Fi fees, but the hotel chain maintains it's just concerned about rogue hotspots.

Last call for last-minute flight booking charges, EU court rules

Booking services must show full price for flights, with no last-minute additions before a booking is confirmed, the EU's top court has ruled

U.S. government lurked on Silk Road for over a year

In a New York federal court, the prosecution begins its case against the alledged mastermind of the Silk Road underground marketplace

EC balks at planned joint venture from large music licensing companies

But the 'collecting societies' of the U.K., Sweden and Germany are defending their plan, unveiled in 2013

Intel, Google, Apple try again to settle employee antitrust lawsuit

A previous settlement was rejected last year by the court as being too low

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