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Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

The exit of a key Reddit staffer, who apparently played an important role in the bustling AMA (Ask Me Anything) question-and-answer section, has created an uproar on the online discussion website.

Written by John Ribeiro03 July 15 16:07

OPM hit by class-action suit over breach of federal employee data

A federal employees union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, its leadership and a contractor, alleging that their negligence led to a data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of current, former and prospective government employees and contractors.

Written by John Ribeiro30 June 15 15:26

US lawmakers back Amazon.com's bid for .amazon gTLD

Amazon.com's troubled bid for the .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD) has got support from the U.S. Congressional Trademark caucus, which is asking for a speedy resolution of the long-standing dispute between the online retailer and countries in the region through which the Amazon river flows.

Written by John Ribeiro24 June 15 16:43

Getty Images a party in European antitrust investigation into Google

Getty Images said it had been granted "interested party" status in the European Commission's investigation into alleged anticompetitive behavior by Google, after it complained to the Commission that the search giant favored its own images service in Web search results.

Written by John Ribeiro23 June 15 16:38

Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed legislation that would provide for the pilot use of automatic license plate readers by law enforcement to identify stolen vehicles and uninsured motorists.

Written by John Ribeiro22 June 15 16:45

Adobe ventures into stock photos, offers Creative Cloud integration

Adobe Systems has ventured into the stock images market, launching both a service that integrates with its cloud-based Creative Cloud tools, and a standalone stock images marketplace with 40 million curated and royalty-free images.

Written by John Ribeiro16 June 15 16:51

FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has cautioned PayPal that provisions in its new user agreement for contacting customers with autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages could violate federal laws.

Written by John Ribeiro12 June 15 16:34

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

Reddit has removed five online communities, or subreddits, on its site, after they were found to break the website's rules against the harassment of individuals.

Written by John Ribeiro11 June 15 13:44

Apple Music faces antitrust investigation in New York, Connecticut

Attorneys general of the U.S. states of New York and Connecticut have launched an investigation into the music streaming industry, apparently with a focus on whether the recently-unveiled Apple Music has broken antitrust rules.

Written by John Ribeiro10 June 15 14:06

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