Tech exec admits guilt in insider trading

Did you know that white collar criminals sometimes admit their guilt? It happened with a technology company executive recently.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly announces plans to leave

Mozilla CEO John Lilly has announced that he's stepping down as soon as the company can find a replacement, in order to return to his first love, venture investment, with Greylock Partners.

FCC considers putting a stop to cellphone 'bill shock'

The Federal Communications Commission is considering ways of warning wireless users when their bills start getting too high.

Movie companies permitted to disable set-top box output remotely

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that movie companies should be allowed to switch off features of consumers' televisions in their own homes.

Carriers concerned FCC 'light touch' won't be light enough

Internet providers have shown a mixed reaction to an FCC announcement that it intends to pursue a 'light touch' policy on broadband regulation.

Apple may face anti-trust investigation

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice are considering investigating Apple over anti-trust concerns relating to mobile devices - they just need to decide which of them will handle the investigation.

Craigslist still profiting from prostitution, says official

Connecticut's Attorney General has slapped a subpoena on classified ad site Craigslist, suggesting it may be profiting from prostitution.

Google pockets 3D desktop developer

"More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops." That's the mission statement from a start-up company that received the ultimate dream: a buyout from Google.

LG gets smacked in the face over patent lawsuit

LG's patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based AU Optronics took an unexpected turn, as the final ruling not only found no fault against AU but in fact found AU as the victim, and now LG is the guilty party.

Google acquires Web gadget firm Labpixies

The latest company in Google's portfolio comes all the way from Tel Aviv. The online search giant has picked up Israel-based Labpixies for a reported $25 million.

Senators call on Facebook to reverse privacy changes

Four senators are calling on Facebook to recosider its decision to reveal users' personal information to third party websites - information that they were previously able to keep private.

Techie convicted of locking up SF city network

A former network administrator has been convicted of hijacking San Francisco's computer network and refusing to tell his bosses the passwords.

Hi-tech industry cuts a quarter-million jobs

The US' hi-tech industry cut nearly 250,000 jobs last year, after rour years of growth in a row.

Microsoft says Android phones infringe its patents

Microsoft has laid claim to aspects of Google's Android operating system, signing a patent deal with cellphone maker HTC.

Sex ads give Craigslist $36 million?

Sex ads on Craigslist provide about a third of the company's revenue, which will bring in $36 million to the simplistic online bulletin board. That's a problem for at least one attorney general.

Supreme Court to consider California's under-eighteens games ban

The Supreme Court has agreed to reevaluate whether playing violent games is a constitutional right of the under-eighteens.

The end of an era: Sony officially kills floppy disks

Who uses 3.5-inch floppy disks anymore? No one. So it is a mainly symbolic announcement that Sony will no longer be producing the disks in Japan, officially putting the last death knell on the format.

Twitter buys another mobile start-up, Cloudhopper

Twitter is starting to go on a mobile acquisition binge, as for the second time in one month it has bought out a start-up developer that specializes in mobile messaging.

Israelites celebrate! Ban on iPads lifted

Claiming that it has competing a security investigation on the ramifications of iPads inside the country, Israel will no longer confiscate the device from citizens who have "smuggled" one in.

Modeling website admits child porn

A Florida modeling website has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges for obscene pictures which netted the company over $1 million.