Skype slams mobile operators for being greedy

Skype's European director of government and regulatory affairs Jean-Jacques Sahel has hit out at mobile operators for jeopardising net neutrality through greed.

Downfall film producer explains Hitler parody crackdown

The company that produced Downfall, the movie that led to the legendary "Hitler finds out..." Internet meme, has explained why after all these years it finally pulled down the successful YouTube parody videos.

Consumer Watchdog asks DoJ to break up Google

An independent consumer group will today call on the Department of Justice to consider breaking Google up because of uncompetitive practices.

Parents to be notified if their child was victim of webcam spying

As progress is made to the investigation of the unbelievable webcam spying case at the Lower Merion school district, parents will soon be notified if their children were in any of the 56,000 images that were secretly captured.

Are police texts protected under the 4th amendment?

The Supreme Court is now reviewing a case that tries to make sense of new technology over a 233-year-old statute of law, as electronic communications continue to provide legal conundrums.

Accusations fly in school webcam monitoring row

The scandal over the Pennsylvania school accused of taking unauthorized pictures of students via their laptops shows no sign of abating.

Caller ID spoofing outlawed by Congress

The House of Representatives has passed a bill outlawing all caller ID spoofing "with the intent to defraud or deceive".

HP probed over Russian bribes

HP's offices in Moscow were raided yesterday as part of an investigation into bribery, tax evasion and money laundering, the Wall Street Journal says.

Organisations exaggerate costs of piracy, says GOA

Every year, piracy costs US industry as much as - well, it seems nobody knows how much after all. A report from the Government Accountability Office has concluded that it's near impossible to quantify.

Twitter unveils monetization plans

Twitter has unveiled its very-long-awaited plans to start making money, by, er, bunging ads on the site.

IBM lends its powers to collect back taxes

You may love IBM for its market-leading innovation and valuable services, but if you owe back taxes, it's about to become your worst nightmare.

Blockbuster to be first to offer movies AND games by mail?

Netflix is the king of DVD-by-mail and GameFly has a monopoly on the games-by-mail market, but what will happen if Blockbuster becomes the first to do both?

Another executive leaves Yahoo

As Yahoo continues an excruciating search to make itself relevant again, the man in charge of the technological side of the company has stepped down after just over 2 years.

Who's that trip-trapping over my Bluetooth patent?

Canadian 'technology licensing company' Wi-Lan is suing practically every major hardware manufacturer you've ever heard of for selling Bluetooth-enabled laptops and phones.

Federal agencies can blog with impunity

Can you think of something short but sweet you'd like to say to the government? Bet you can.

AOL looks for buyers for Bebo

AOL has decided that it can't afford to run social networking site Bebo anymore, and has announced plans to sell or close it.

Digg CEO's departure further buries the company

The CEO of what was once the most popular socially-driven news site has now dug himself out of the company, leaving Digg's original founder to take the spot as chief executive.

Comcast, Wal-Mart favored to win "worst company" contest

Consumerist.com's fifth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament is on, with cable provider Comcast as one of the top seeds among competitors like Best Buy, Apple, and HP.

Microsoft sues UK company over Xbox 360 controller

Datel Design's third-party Xbox 360 controllers, which are stocked at thousands of stores in the US, may be infringing on a whole bunch of Microsoft copyrights.

IBM reaches a hand out to start-ups

IBM has announced a new program called "Global Entrepreneur Initiative," designed to encourage small start-up companies to join the team, learn from some of IBM's best people and research, and help grow the companies that may some day be officially under IBM's corporate portfolio.