FBI probes Pennsylvania school district over webcam spy scandal

The FBI and federal prosecutors have joined an investigation of a Pennsylvania-area school district accused of spying on students with remotely activated webcams.

Report: Apple purged over 5,000 'overtly sexual' apps

A third-party application developer known as ChilliFresh claims that Apple has purged more than 5,000 "inappropriate" programs from its iPhone app store.

Pennsylvania school denies spying on students with laptop webcams

The Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania has attempted to downplay reports that it deliberately used laptop webcams to spy on students in their homes.

Claim: School spied on students with laptop webcams

The Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania has been accused of using laptop webcams to spy on students in their homes.

FTC urged to investigate Google over Buzz snafu

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over Google's controversial Buzz launch.

Video game sales declined 8 percent in 2009

A new report published by a consortium of industry analysts has confirmed that video game sales declined at least 8 percent in 2009.

Silicon Valley pay plummets

Silicon Valley wage levels have tumbled in the last ten years, falling by almost 14 percent.

Internet users too dim to protect themselves

A study has shown that internet users do few favors for themselves and re-use passwords for social networking sites on online banking sites too.

Wikileaks shuts down as funds run out

Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has suspended operations, citing cashflow problems.

Corporations are like people, but they're not

US law enshrines the idea that a corporation is an entity, an individual but the legislators obviously didn't really think this one through when it was enshrined in statute at the end of the 19th century.

Google CEO's hypocritical flip-flop

Google CEO Eric Schmidt loves China. He really does. He loves “what China is doing as a country and its growth,” according to his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Only thing Schmidt apparently doesn’t love about China? “We just don’t like the censorship.”

EU may limit US 'anti-terrorism' finance tracking

The transfer of financial data from Europe to the US 'to fight terrorism' may be unjustified, according to EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding.

Nintendo profits fall despite strong holiday sales

Nintendo's holiday sales held up well, indicating that its 20 percent pre-Christmas price cut on the Wii did the trick.

eHarmony now at harmony with gays

It’s not been all peace and harmony for dating site eHarmony of late, with the firm having to shell out $2 million in a settlement over its homophobic refusal to allow lesbians, gays and bisexuals to be desperate e-daters too.

Oracle's Ellison becomes the Mighty Muscle

Analysis Way way more significant than some tablet Steve Jobs will introduce today is a repositioning of Oracle that will shake the mighty pillars of the IT industry.

Second man admits attack on Scientologists

A second man has admitted taking part in a DDoS attack on the Church of Scientology's website.

EU to investigate Virgin Media surveillance

The European Commission is to investigate Virgin Media's decision to use piracy detection software, following a complaint by Privacy International.

Sun's McNealy says goodbye

Goodbyes are proverbially hard to say, but Sun Microsystems' cofounder and chairman Scott McNealy has had no problems.

China lashes out at Google

The Chinese are no longer playing a game of whispers when it comes to mouthing off about Google’s smackdown two weeks ago, with the country’s media now openly dissing the Internet giant, and the US government too for good measure.

Aussie websites go dark in protest at web filter plan

Hundreds of Australian websites faded to black today in protest at the government's proposed internet filter.