Kim Dotcom wins permission to sue New Zealand spy agency

A New Zealand court this morning ruled that the mountainous MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom can sue the country's spy agency for illegal surveillance.

Microsoft fined $733 million for 'forgetting' browser choice screen

The European Commission has slapped Microsoft with a €561 million fine for failing to do as it was told and make it easier for users to choose a different web browser.

Google reveals warrantless FBI data requests

The FBI attempted to get data on more than a thousand Google accounts last year without a warrant, Google has revealed.

Do Not Track bill is back on the table

Impatient with the glacial progress so far, Senator Jay Rockefeller is having another shot at getting a Do Not Track bill through Congress.

Patent trolls could face stiff penalties

Patent trolls who fail to prove their case in court could be forced to pay legal costs, if a new bipartisan bill comes into law.

Tech firms come out in support of gay marriage

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel have expressed their support for gay marriage in statements to the US Supreme Court.

Iceland mulls online porn ban

Iceland is considering a ban on internet pornography, in a move that would make it the first western democracy to do so.

Opera plans video boost with Skyfire acquisition

Opera is taking over mobile video company Skyfire Labs, in a deal worth around $155 million in cash and stock, with the aim of exploiting its video optimization technology.

Assange makes bid for Australian senate

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is delivering on his promise to run for  the Australian Senate, applying for the Victorial electoral roll.

Tech giants ordered to explain high Australian prices

The Australian government has summoned Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain why their products cost more there than in the rest of the world.

Under pressure, Apple mulls big shareholder payout

Apple's responded to calls from shareholders to return some of its vast pile of cash, and says it's now actively looking at the idea.

Dell goes private in effort to refocus

Michael Dell has announced plans to buy back his eponymous company after 25 years on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Amazon touts virtual currency for Kindle Fire lineup

Amazon has introduced a new virtual currency targeted at Kindle Fire tablet owners for the purchase of apps and in-game items.

Twitter acquires social TV analytics firm Bluefin

Twitter is buying social analytics company Bluefin Labs in what's reported to be its biggest acquisition yet.

HTC predicts poor first quarter

HTC's warning of hard times ahead, and says it plans to focus on cheaper phones for developing markets.

Teenager escapes jail for PayPal hack

The fourth British man to appear in court over the 2010 hack of PayPal has escaped jail, as he was only 16 at the time of the offence.

Hacker blackmails women into stripping on camera

A California man has been charged with blackmailing over 350 women into sending him nude photos after hacking into their Facebook, Skype and email accounts.

Facebook reports jump in mobile ad revenue

Facebook appears to be succeeding in its push into mobile advertising, with mobile ads accounting for nearly a quarter of its overall ad revenue.

Tech industry backs immigration reform

With strong support from the tech industry, a bipartisan group of senators has released a set of immigration proposals focused on highly-skilled, high-tech workers.

Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast

Nintendo has slahed its sales predictions for the Wii U, saying it now expects to sell 27 percent fewer than it previously did.