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TECH 23 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM

Google must face class action over kids' in-apps purchases

Google Inc must face a class action lawsuit filed by a US woman whose son had bought online videogame items without her consent, a federal judge ruled late on Monday as he turned down the company's request to dismiss the action.

TECH 06 Aug 2014 | 2:56 PM

Thousands join Austrian student's class action against Facebook

More than 17,000 people have signed up to join an Austrian law student's class action against Facebook over the social media group's alleged violations of its users' privacy, the student said on Tuesday.

TECH 27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 PM

California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 5:37 PM

HK protests' 'Umbrella Revolution' tag escapes China's censors — so far

China's censors, who have barred most online discussion of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have so far not blocked searches for the movement's "Umbrella Revolution" nickname, although it may not survive much longer.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 PM

Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, Internet rights group Bytes for All said.

TECH 03 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM

Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach

The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through the apparent hacking of individual iCloud accounts.

TECH 17 Sep 2014 | 7:43 AM

German judge lifts temporary ban on Uber ride-sharing

A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

TECH 16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM

Simon Xie: Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba

Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the self-effacing demeanor of a metalworker's son.

TECH 05 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM

Getty Images sues Microsoft over new online photo tool

A new Microsoft Corp product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images Inc claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Thursday.

TECH 11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.