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.

Amazon sues North Carolina over customer privacy spat

Amazon.com is suing the North Carolina Department of Revenue after the seemingly out of control state bureau demanded the names and addresses of all local customers since 2003.

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.

Microsoft defends reports of exploited foreign workers

Microsoft makes billions. The kids who make its mouse? 52 cents an hour, according to a report published by the International Labor Committee.

Google: Healthcare and Haiti dominated 2010 tax search results

An analytics report compiled by Google indicates that topics such as healthcare and the devastating earthquake in Haiti dominated tax-related searches in 2010.

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.

Microsoft ships American jobs overseas

WTF? Microsoft is sending jobs abroad in a new outsourcing deal and deserves to be teabagged.


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.

Java creator says goodbye to Larry Ellison and ditches Oracle

Well, that didn't take too long! James Gosling, the well-known father of the Java computer language, has officially bid adieu to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

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.

US Appeals Court overturns FCC net neutrality ruling

A US Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the proper authority to demand Internet providers such as Comcast fully equalize the flow of traffic.

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.