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TECH 27 Jun 2014 | 7:05 AM

US Supreme Court rules against online TV startup Aereo

A startup which captures over-the-air television for Internet viewing violates copyright laws, the US Supreme Court said Wednesday in a landmark ruling affecting the tech and TV industries.

TECH 26 Jun 2014 | 1:33 PM

US top court in major ruling to protect cellphone privacy

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone, a major decision in favour of privacy rights at a time of increasing concern over government encroachment in digital communications.

TECH 24 Jun 2014 | 4:56 PM

Russia asks Twitter to block a dozen accounts

Russia asked Twitter on Monday to block access to a dozen accounts it deems "extremist", the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said, as Moscow seeks greater control over Internet sites based beyond its borders.

TECH 24 Jun 2014 | 1:26 PM

Tech moguls raise cash to fight Washington's 'big money problem'

A group of influential Internet moguls aim to fix what they refer to as the "big money problem" in Washington politics by, well, raising cash.

TECH 09 Jun 2014 | 1:31 PM

EU says firms like Google and Facebook must meet privacy rules

Companies based outside the European Union must meet Europe's data protection rules, ministers agreed on Friday, although governments remain divided over how to enforce them on companies operating across the bloc.

TECH 06 Jun 2014 | 4:13 PM

How far will EU citizens' 'right to be forgotten' extend?

While Google may have been dismayed by the ramifications of a ruling in Europe's top court last month upholding the 'right to be forgotten' online, European authorities are also likely to be uncertain about how it will be implemented, privacy experts and lawyers say.

TECH 03 Jun 2014 | 3:06 PM

Apple allows 'approved' virtual currencies in apps

Apple Inc will let software developers include virtual-currency transactions in their applications, paving the way for new forms of money to appear on iPhones and iPads.

TECH 02 Jun 2014 | 6:40 PM

Google in quandary over how to uphold EU privacy ruling

Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information as the top world search engine took a first step towards upholding an EU privacy ruling.

TECH 02 Jun 2014 | 6:07 PM

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden to serve copyright violation sentence

One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.

TECH 30 May 2014 | 4:50 PM

Thai military seeks Facebook, Google cooperation with censorship

Thailand's military junta will send officials to Singapore and Japan in coming days to seek tighter censorship of social media from Facebook, Google Inc and instant messenger service Line, a government spokesman said on Thursday.