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  • Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

    Apple has reached a settlement in a long-standing case that accused the company of fixing the price on e-books, with the company paying up to US$400 million, depending on the outcome of its appeal in the case, a law firm has announced.

    Written by Grant Gross17 July 14 03:03
  • Microsoft's Smith calls for new privacy push in Congress

    Congress needs to do more to protect private data of U.S. citizens from government surveillance and the misuse of technology by companies, a top Microsoft executive said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross25 June 14 03:47
  • LulzSec leader sentenced to time served

    A leader of the LulzSec hacking group is walking free after serving about seven months in prison because of his cooperation with police that has helped prevent hundreds of other attacks.

    Written by Grant Gross28 May 14 05:19
  • Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says

    After dragging its feet for months, Apple is finally making good progress on a court-ordered antitrust compliance program related to the U.S. Department of Justice's e-book price-fixing case against the company, an external monitor said.

    Written by Grant Gross16 April 14 01:00
  • UK man charged with hacking US Federal Reserve

    A British man faces new charges in the U.S. for allegedly hacking into the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank's servers and stealing names, email addresses and other personal information of the bank's computer users.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Feb. 14 18:04
  • DOJ will appeal judge's ruling against NSA phone program

    The U.S. Department of Justice will appeal a district judge's opinion saying a phone records collection program at the National Security Agency likely violates the U.S. Constitution.

    Written by Grant Gross03 Jan. 14 20:37
  • ACLU appeals judge's decision to throw out NSA lawsuit

    The American Civil Liberties Union will appeal a judge's decision to throw out the civil liberties group's lawsuit challenging U.S. National Security Agency surveillance.

    Written by Grant Gross02 Jan. 14 21:40
  • Judge dismisses Authors Guild case against Google Books

    A U.S. judge has thrown out a long-standing copyright infringement case brought against Google by the Authors Guild, saying the company's book-scanning project provides significant benefits to the public.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Nov. 13 16:30
  • ACLU files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program targeting customers of Verizon Communications.

    Written by Grant Gross11 June 13 20:39
  • Hedge fund manager sentenced in Dell insider trading case

    A former portfolio manager at the now defunct Diamondback Capital Management has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for crimes related to a multimillion dollar insider trading scheme involving computer maker Dell and hardware maker Nvidia.

    Written by Grant Gross02 May 13 20:20
  • Former CIO at Foundry Networks charged with insider trading

    A former CIO and vice president at networking hardware vendor Foundry Networks has been charged with insider trading in conjunction with the company's acquisition in 2008 by Brocade Communications Systems, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross26 March 13 21:32
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