Chinese telcos get taken to the cleaners

While Chinese telecom makers are facing a  security purge in the US, in Europe they have fallen foul of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.

Probe of HP's Autonomy acquisition runs into a little snag

The UK's Serious Fraud Office is investigating HP's acquisition of business software firm Autonomy in 2011 - despite admitting a potential conflict of interest.

FCC to look at overturning unlocking ban

The Federal Communications Commission has let it be known that it plans to investigate the recent ban on cellphone unlocking.

New York Times 'hacked by Chinese'

The New York Times has revealed that it's been repeatedly hit by Chinese hackers over the last four months, possibly in retaliation for an investigation into the family of the Chinese prime minister.

WhatsApp still failing on privacy, finds probe

The WhatsApp mobile messaging service is still breaching privacy laws, an investigation by the Dutch and Canadian provacy watchdogs has concluded.

FTC lets Google off antitrust hook

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its investigation of Google over unfair business practices - and the company's got off very lightly indeed.

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.

Pentagon targets mobile data extraction

Hollywood often makes it seem easy for the police or military to covertly access data stored on a tablet or smartphone.

Google faces double whammy from FTC and EU

The Federal Trade Commission is believed to be about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google, as the EU complains about its privacy policy.

EU to investigate Microsoft over browser choice (again)

Remember when the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of anti-trust practices and ordered it to offer users a choice of browser?

Google accused of withholding evidence

The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of unreasonably withholding thousands of documents in an anti-trust investigation into its search policies.

DoJ probes cable companies over 'anti-competitive' data caps

The Department of Justice is launching an investigation into whether cable companies are deliberately manipulating their data caps to inhibit competition from online video.

FCC fines Google over Street View probe delays

Google's had its knuckles rapped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for being too slow to cooperate with an investigation into Street View's unlawful collection of data.

EU to investigate Motorola for patent abuse

The European Commission has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility, following complaints from Apple and Microsoft.

Apple vows to bring Foxconn conditions up to par (again)

The Fair Labor Association has proudly announced that, following its hard-hitting investigation into conditions at Apple's Foxconn plants, Apple and Foxconn will, er, start to abide by the law.

Senators demand probe into bosses' Facebook password requests

Two US senators are demanding an investigation into allegations that many employers are ordering staff and job applicants to hand over their Facebook passwords.

FTC urged to investigate Apple and Google over mobile privacy

Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.

FTC urged to investigate Google over Safari cookies

Three US lawmakers have written to the Federal Trade Commission querying whether Google's been violating a consent agreement that it reached with the FTC last year.

Senators call for deeper Google probe

Two US anti-trust officials have written to the Federal Trade Commission asking for a thorough investigation of Google.

Europe to investigate e-book pricing 'cartel'

The European Commission announced this morning that it intends to investigate possible price-fixing by e-book publishers and Apple.