DoJ to investigate HP's Autonomy takeover

Hewlett-Packard has revealed that the Department of Justice is investigating its aquisition of British software company Autonomy.

Gun Control: How technology could provide the answer neither side will see

The pro-gun control and pro-firearms folks are having a bit Scrooge post-Christmas as a New York newspaper (Journal News) posted an interactive map highlighting licensed gun owners, including their names.  

Instagram sued over new terms of service

Instagram has been hit with a class-action lawsuit following its decision to change its terms of service.

Wikileaks to publish over 1 million documents in 2013

Julian Assange’s latest announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, London, promises more from Wikileaks in 2013.

Senator calls for legislation over greedy data caps

Oregon senator Ron Wyden is calling for regulations on how carriers can implement data caps, bringing them in line with net neutrality rules.

RIM to pay out for Nokia patents

RIM has cleared one obstacle out of its way, settling its patent dispute with Nokia for an undisclosed sum and ongoing royalties.

FTC tightens up child privacy rules

Apps and websites will have to jump through more hoops before gathering personal information on children, thanks to a set of amendments to the creaking Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Penguin settles price-fixing case

Penguin has agreed to settle with the Department of Justice over its alleged e-book price-fixing, ramping up the pressure on Apple to do the same.

Jim Cramer vs. John McAfee: From mad to crazy

Last week Jim Cramer of Mad Money clearly was having a slow news day and felt he needed to comment about the drama surrounding John McAfee.  

US judge refuses to ban Samsung phones

Apple has failed in its bid to get Samsung devices banned in the US, with District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruling that the infringing products hadn't caused enough harm to Apple's sales.

Report: Instagram CEO misled regulators about offer from Twitter

Just weeks before accepting a $1bn offer from Facebook, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom agreed to sell the company to Twitter - but then changed his mind, according to a report.

As cash runs out, WikiLeaks sets up new payment system

WikiLeaks supporters have set up a new website to channel donations to the whistle-blowing site, following a long-standing banking blockade.

Apple loses iPhone patent case

Patent-licensing firm MobileMedia Ideas has won a case against Apple alleging that Apple infringed three of its patents - and says it's hopeful of winning against RIM and HTC too.

US, UK refuse to sign internet treaty

Following widespread criticism, the UN has failed to win consensus on its planned internet regulation treaty.

Bill Clinton fights the zero sum game with Open Source

I’m at Dell World 2012, Bill Clinton is speaking and the former president is still amazing. 

Google, Facebook call for an end to 'abstract' patents

A group of tech companies including Google, Facebook, Red Hat and Dell have stepped into a US patent case to call for a ban on patenting abstract ideas.

California sues Delta for privacy violations

California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, accusing it of failing to display the required privacy policy in its mobile app.

Ad network barred from online snooping

An online advertising network used by CNN, Orbitz and the Red Cross has agreed to stop snooping on consumers' website activity to target them with ads about incontinence, impotence and bankruptcy.

Apple and samsung back in court today

After an all-too-brief breather, Apple and Samsung are girding their loins for another courtroom battle, with Samsung seeking to overturn a $1 billion patent verdict imposed in August.

Why the US government shouldn't invest in making batteries more powerful

Why I think a recently announced initiative funded by tax dollars to design a signifcantly more powerful battery is a  bad idea.