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  • Topix to stop charging for fast review of troll complaints

    News and discussion website has agreed to stop charging users US$19.99 to expedite the review of abusive or inappropriate posts, after 34 state attorneys general complained about the practice.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Aug. 10 06:50
  • Google, Verizon make net neutrality proposal

    Google and Verizon Communications have released a proposal that would give the U.S. Federal Communications Commission limited power to enforce network neutrality rules, including levying fines up to US$2 million for violations by broadband providers.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Aug. 10 05:42
  • RIM may have cut deal with Saudi Arabia, say reports

    Research in Motion (RIM) and Saudi Arabia have arrived at a preliminary agreement that will involve the company setting up its server there and providing the government access to the data, according to media reports on Saturday from Saudi Arabia.

    Written by John Ribeiro09 Aug. 10 05:15
  • Saudi Arabia puts pressure on RIM with renewed threat of ban

    Saudi Arabia's telecom regulator stepped up the pressure late Saturday on Research In Motion (RIM) by giving three local telecommunications operators up to the end of Monday to ensure that the BlackBerry service meets with its regulations.

    Written by John Ribeiro09 Aug. 10 05:17
  • Indonesia presses RIM over its BlackBerry service

    Indonesia is continuing to press Research In Motion (RIM) to allow monitoring of BlackBerry data for security reasons, a request made last year but renewed as the Canadian company feels similar pressure from other countries.

    Written by John Ribeiro06 Aug. 10 05:03
  • New Google site blocked in China

    A newly launched Google site for Chinese users appears to be blocked in China just days after it went online.

    Written by Michael Kan03 Aug. 10 00:01
  • BlackBerry service to be suspended by UAE

    Some BlackBerry services will be suspended in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 11 because the services do not fall in line with the country's regulations, the UAE telecommunications regulator said on Sunday.

    Written by John Ribeiro02 Aug. 10 00:00
  • World of Warcraft expansion gets approval in China

    Months after being caught in a dispute between Chinese regulators, World of Warcraft is having a smoother time clearing government hurdles in China. Last Friday, the expansion pack "Wrath of the Lich King" was approved by the country's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP).

    Written by Michael Kan28 July 10 21:18
  • Ambertech (ASX:AMO) denies it is target of ACCC probe

    AV recording technology company Ambertech (ASX:AMO) has rejected as “baseless” reports that the company is the target of an ACCC probe into alleged breaches of the Trade Practices Act

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling28 July 10 15:41
  • Apple loses bid to criminalise iPhone jailbreaking

    Apple lost its bid today to criminalise "jailbreaking," the practice of hacking an iPhone to install unauthorized apps on the smartphone, according to a decision by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 July 10 06:14
  • State AGs question Google about Street View Wi-Fi snooping

    Law enforcement officials from 38 states have sent a letter to Google, asking the company whether it tested its Street View mapping software before discovering it was snooping on Wi-Fi networks as the Street View cars drove through neighborhoods.

    Written by Grant Gross22 July 10 05:36
  • Bomb-making tips tied to blog shut-down

    The Internet has been abuzz with rumors and conjecture about why blogging Web site and its reported 70,000 bloggers went dark last week.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin21 July 10 08:56
  • Disagreements on transparency fail to stop ACTA treaty leak

    Disagreements between the European Union and the US over whether to release the current negotiating text of a secretive international copyright treaty became moot this week, with the publication on a French website of a leaked version of the latest draft of the treaty.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 July 10 01:56