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Technology 13 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Homeless paid to be beaten on video

b>ST PETERSBURG (Florida)/b>: A video company paid homeless men US$50 (RM160) to be filmed while scantily clad women punched, kicked and whipped them, according to a lawsuit filed in a Florida court.

Technology 25 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

When is location tracking too much?

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: If you're worried about privacy, you can turn off the function on your smartphone that tracks where you go. But that means giving up the services that probably made you want a smartphone in the first place.

Technology 28 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Apple says iPhone not tracking users

b>NEW YORK/b>: Apple denied that the iPhone has a privacy problem - and then promised to fix it. It took the technology giant a week to respond to a brouhaha over how the devices log their owners' movements.

Technology 20 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Govts must never block Web access

b>GENEVA:/bThe United Nation's (UN) independent expert on freedom of speech says governments that cut users' access to the Internet are violating a basic human right 'regardless of the justification provided.'

Technology 20 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

RIM could face lawsuits for BlackBerry outages

b>NEW YORK:/bLaw firms in the United States and Canada are exploring possible consumer lawsuits against Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd for last week's BlackBerry outages, which for three days crippled e-mail and messaging for tens of millions of users around the world.

Technology 05 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Assange seeks to take legal fight to top British court

b>LONDON/b>: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will make one further attempt to avert extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes, when he asks British judges to refer his case to Britain's highest court.

Technology 06 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

BlackBerry maker fires two for inflight fracas

b>TORONTO/b>: Two employees of Research In Motion (RIM), whose rowdy behaviour caused Air Canada to divert a China-bound flight, have been fired.

Technology 07 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Online uproar as India seeks social media screening

b>NEW DELHI/b>: India has urged social network companies including Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove offensive material, unleashing a storm of criticism from Internet users complaining of censorship in the world's largest democracy.

Technology 03 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

BlackBerry’s annus horribilis in Indonesia

FEW companies better understand the difficulties of doing business in Indonesia than BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

Technology 09 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Making an impact on Internet safety

The Internet brings many benefits to a nation but it also has unsavoury aspects that need to be addressed.