Google settles with US states over Street View data grab

Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.

Apple agrees refunds over in-app purchases

Parents whose children made in-app purchases inadvertently will receive a minimum $5 payout from Apple, which has settled a class action lawsuit.

Ad network barred from online snooping

An online advertising network used by CNN, Orbitz and the Red Cross has agreed to stop snooping on consumers' website activity to target them with ads about incontinence, impotence and bankruptcy.

Apple reaches patent accord with HTC

Apple has abandoned one front in its long-running war against Android vendors by settling its patent dispute with Taiwan's HTC.

Web tracking firm collected personal data

A web analytics company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it used its web-tracking software to collect personal data.

Dish settles with AMC, starts broadcasting its channels again

After four years' wrangling, Cablevision and AMC Networks have settled their legal case against Dish Network, and Dish has started broadcasting AMC's channels once again.

Charities net $10 million from Facebook in privacy settlement

Facebook's agreed to pay $10 million to charity as part of a settlement over its Sponsored Stories sidebar.

Porn pirates on tenterhooks as warning letters go out

Thousands of British porn fans will be hovering by the front door this week, hoping to intercept letters accusing them of illegal downloads.

Myspace settles with FTC over misuse of private data

Moribund social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled users over the use of their personal information.

RockYou settles with FTC over massive data breach

Social game site RockYou is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over a hack that exposed millions of email addresses and passwords to hackers.

Antennagate lawsuit settled

Well, it's taken a long time, so let's hope it's worth it: Apple's reached agreement in a class-action lawsuit over the poor performance of the iPhone 4's antenna.

Refunds for buyers as LCD firms agree price-fixing settlement

Millions of computer and television buyers will be eligible for partial refunds, following a settlement by seven LCD manufacturers.

Google to face regular privacy inspections

Google's agreed to have its privacy practices monitored for the next 20 years, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Winklevosses drop fight against Facebook

The Winklevoss twins have given up on their attempt to get more money out of Facebook, and are to accept their earlier settlement of $65 million.

Winklevosses drop fight against Facebook

The Winklevoss twins have given up on their attempt to get more money out of Facebook, and are to accept their earlier settlement of $65 million.

Apple pays up for disputed Nokia patents

After an eighteen-month battle, Apple's finally caved in and agreed to pay Nokia license fees covering two wireless phone patents.

Judge rejects Google's plans for world's biggest library

Google's attempt to create a massive digital library has been stymied by a New York federal judge, who's rejected the deal struck between the company and groups representing authors and publishers.

Ambulance company settles over Facebook firing

Employers need to think very carefully before firing staff over Facebook use, following the decision of a Connecticut ambulance company to settle a wrongful dismissal case rather than continue to fight.

School district pays up to settle laptop spying case

The Lower Merion School District - accused earlier this year of spying on its students with webcams - has agreed to settle the case out of court.

Hi-tech firms settle no-poaching deal with DoJ

As expected, the Department of Justice has reached a settlement with six high technology companies – Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit  and Pixar – barring them from entering into no-solicitation agreements for employees.