EC to investigate Samsung over FRAND patent abuse

The European Commission has launched an anti-trust investigation into Samsung, over allegations that it's abused FRAND patents as part of its war with Apple.

ITC to review Apple's latest complaint against HTC

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) says it plans to investigate Apple's latest patent complaint against HTC, potentially leading to HTC product imports being frozen.

FTC plans anti-trust investigation of Google

Google is to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission over anti-trust concerns, multiple reports say.

Google hit by wide-ranging EU anti-trust investigation

The EU has opened an anti-trust investigation into Google in reponse to allegations that it unfairly promotes its own services in search results.

FTC lets Google off the hook over Street View data gathering

The FTC has closed its investigation into Google's unauthorized collection of customer data with its Street View cars, concluding that the company's now taken adequate steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Canada closes Facebook privacy investigation... and opens another one

Canada's privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says she's completed her review of Facebook's privacy practices - but that the company's introduced so many new features since she began that she's going to have to start all over again.

Tech firms near deal with DoJ over staff poaching

With the Justice Department investigating the affair, some of the US' largest tech companies are said to be close to settling allegations that they conspired to keep wages artificially low.

Google hits back against anti-trust complaints

Google is fighting back against an anti-trust inquiry ordered by Texas' attorney general, saying that some of the companies making complaints have links to Microsoft.

Google bigs up the competition as DoJ probes ITA deal

Google has confirmed that the Department of Justice is to expand its investigation into its proposed acquisition of flight information software provider ITA Software.

European Commission probes Apple's walled garden

The European Commission (EC) has reportedly joined the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in probing Apple's controversial policies regulating mobile software developers. 

House turns its sights on Apple over new privacy policy

It's Apple's turn to come under scrutiny from senators for its privacy practices. Reps Edward J Markey and Joe Barton (yes, them again) are raising questions with Steve Jobs over Apple’s privacy policy.

Connecticut launches multi-state probe into Google data collection

More than 30 states are considering joining an investigaton into Google's unauthorized collection of Wifi data from its Steret View cars.

Teen networking site 'allowed child porn'

Graphic porn involving children possibly as young as five was on social networking site tagged.com for two months after it was reported to the site's administrators, New York's attorney general says.

FBI to probe AT&T security breach

The FBI has said that it has opened an investigation into the AT&T security breach that compromised iPad owners' email addresses.

DoJ to examine Apple's iTunes business practices

The Justice Department is looking at Apple's iTunes business, according to the New York Times.

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.

Lawmakers call for FTC to investigate Google Buzz over privacy

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for an FTC investigation into Google over its Buzz social networking service.