Nokia sues Apple over iPad and iPhone 3G

Nokia has sued Apple for allegedly infringing on five "important" patents with its popular iPhone and iPad 3G.

ACLU urges Electronic Privacy Act overhaul

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged Congress to overhaul the country's outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

Apple vs. Gizmodo: Was the 1984 ad a prediction of the Apple to come?

There are times I admire Apple and there are times when I wonder if the folks there have lost their collective minds.

Police raid Gizmodo reporter's home over lost iPhone prototype

Joseph McCarthy may be long dead, but his Cold War era scare tactics - namely fear and intimidation - seem to be alive and well in the sunny State of California.

Facebook privacy policy under fire by US Senator

US Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer has harshly criticized Facebook's recent decision to share private information with third-party websites.

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.

Google acquires enigmatic hardware company

Google has reportedly acquired an engimatic San Jose-based startup staffed by former Apple and P.A. Semi employees.

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.

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.

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".

Millions of Mexican phones about to turn into bricks

Thirty million Mexicans could find their cellphones dead this weekend, thanks to a new law that forces phone owners to register their identities.

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.

Elan Microelectronics demands iPad ban

A Taiwanese company has demanded that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) impose a ban on the import and sale of certain Apple products, including the long-awaited iPad tablet.

Australia attempts to close offensive US website

The Australian Human Rights Commission is threatening legal action against a US-based 'satirical' website, which it says is encouraging racial hatred against Aborigines.

Britain passes tough new internet piracy bill

Britain's House of Lords has approved a bill allowing the government to shut down illegal file-sharers. Music companies are delighted.

Microsoft loses next round in i4i patent case

Microsoft has lost its appeal against a court judgement that found it guilty of infringing i4i patents.

Pink Floyd sues EMI over online royalties

British rock group Pink Floyd has initiated legal action against record label EMI over disputed online royalty payments.

Microsoft whines about Google's "growing power"

One search engine to rule them all and in the darkness bind them!

Italy could break the Internet

Italy could shoot itself in the foot and seriously harm freedom of speech and the Internet according to Google, which recently saw three top execs convicted in absentee for content hosted briefly on YouTube which had nothing to do them.

Vice Principal denies spying on students with laptop webcams

A Pennsylvania-area school district official has called a press conference to vehemently deny charges of spying on students with remotely activated webcams.