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 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.
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.
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.
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.
WikiLeaks supporters have set up a new website to channel donations to the whistle-blowing site, following a long-standing banking blockade.
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.
Following widespread criticism, the UN has failed to win consensus on its planned internet regulation treaty.
I’m at Dell World 2012, Bill Clinton is speaking and the former president is still amazing.
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.
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.
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 I think a recently announced initiative funded by tax dollars to design a signifcantly more powerful battery is a bad idea.
The European Commission has slapped record fines, totalling $1.92 billion, on seven electronics companies for fixing cathode ray tube prices before CRT televisions disappeared in favor of flat-screens.
A federal appeals court has rejected Verizon's attempt to avoid complying with FCC rules on data roaming.
Privacy campaign group Europe v Facebook has announced plans to challenge the Irish data protection authority over its findings on Facebook's data collection practices.
Bringing together two services beloved by every teenager, Facebook may be about to buy messaging service Whatsapp.
Social media analytics service PeopleBrowsr has won a temporary restraining order against Twitter, forcing it to carry on supplying the company with its firehose of data.
German government proposals to charge search engines for displaying snippets of news articles are coming under fire, with Google drumming up opposition to the plan.