Jailbreaking is a right, not a crime

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has kicked off a campaign to maintain and expand exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in an effort to protect jailbreakers and video remixers.

Facebook and Washington state go after alleged clickjackers

Washington state and Facebook are suing a Delaware company for 'clickjacking' and other spam-spreading tactics.

Apple doubles profit with record sales

Apple's reported its highest ever quarterly revenue and earnings, largely thanks to the iPhone 4S, launched in October.

Average Silicon Valley tech salaries now top six figures

Silicon Valley tech salaries have topped $100,000 for the first time, with bonuses on the rise too.

Twitter buys anti-malware firm Dasient

Twitter has acquired web security firm Dasient, in a move which could make clicking on URLs in the social network a little safer.

Pepper-sprayed OWS activists will not face charges

Numerous videos and images of police violently cracking down against peaceful OccupyWallStreet (OWS) protestors went viral in the final months of 2011. 

EU to publish new privacy proposals

The EU will this week propose new, tighter data protection rules which could have big implications for companies like Google and Facebook, as well as companies attacked by hackers.

FileSonic shutters file sharing service

FileSonic - one of the net's highest-profile digital locker services - has abruptly halted its file sharing service.

RIM replaces top management

After continuing pressure from shareholders, RIM co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down, to be replaced by chief operating officer Thorsten Heins.

Megaupload shut down; Anonymous takes revenge

With public outcry over the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act at its height, the Department of Justice has shut down file-sharing site Megaupload, describing it as an 'international organized criminal enterprise'.

Neuromancer author slams SOPA

US President Barack Obama may have temporarily halted SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) in its legislative tracks, but other controversial anti-piracy bills will undoubtedly surface in the future.

Facebook used to weed out potential hires

I'm quite sure most of us have friends on Facebook and other social networking sites like Twitter that we are only somewhat distantly familiar with or perhaps don't really even know at all. 

Websites go dark in SOPA protest

There are big gaps in the internet today, as Wikipedia, Craigslist and other sites black out in protest at the Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) bill.

Google accused of map vandalism

The Google staff responsible for lying about Kenyan rival Mocality have been accused of other dirty tricks.

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in anti-SOPA protest

Wikipedia's pledged to shutter its website tomorrow in protest at the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP (PIPA) bills.

Court approves US extradition of British 'pirate'

A British student faces extradition to the US on piracy charges after a controversial court decision.

Apple admits more labor violations at overseas factories

Apple has admitted that more than a third of its suppliers are failing to comply with its rules on working hours - and that the situation's been getting worse.

Google admits stealing Kenyan rival's customers

Google's admitted that its staff scraped a Kenyan competitor's database to try and steal its customers.

Google accused of raiding start-up's database

A Kenyan start-up has accused Google of scraping its database as part of an effort to undermine its business.

IBM tops patent application league

Patents are where it's at these days, and for the 19th year in a row IBM is at the top of the pile with 6,180 patents granted during 2011.