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Technology 12 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dutch court orders block on Pirate Bay website

b>AMSTERDAM:/bTwo Dutch cable companies were ordered by a court to block access to the website The Pirate Bay to prevent the illegal downloading of free music, films and games in case brought on behalf of the entertainment industry.

Technology 13 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Author of US online piracy Bill vows not to buckle

b>SAN ANTONIO:/bThe lawmaker behind a Bill to combat online piracy vowed to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

Technology 17 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop antipiracy act

b>NEW YORK/b>: Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopaedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed US antipiracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet.

Technology 26 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

EU takes on Internet giants over people’s personal data

b>BRUSSELS:/bThe European Commission has launched a bid to make companies including Internet giants such as Google or Facebook give people more control of their personal data or face big fines

Technology 02 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Facebook’s laundry list of risks

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Investors jumped on Facebook's regulatory filings for a glimpse into the company's inner workings ahead of one of the hottest initial public offerings in recent history. But there are also potential downsides.

Technology 02 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

All a twitter over tweet policy

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) does not see micro-blogging site Twitter's new policy to remove messages from specific countries by request as a move to censor content.

Technology 13 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty

b>BERLIN/SOFIA:/bTens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe against an international antipiracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance.

Technology 23 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rules patchwork ‘threatens cloud computing growth’

b>SINGAPORE:/bA global patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations could hobble the growth of the cloud computing market, a study released Feb 22 said.

Technology 20 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Apple shares RM294bil cache

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bApple Inc CEO Tim Cook, moving swiftly after taking over from late Silicon Valley icon Steve Jobs, fulfilled a longstanding desire of investors by initiating a quarterly dividend and share buyback that will pay out US$45bil (RM135bil) over three years.

Technology 27 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

US regulators push for online ‘do not track’ system

b>WASHINGTON/b>: US regulators are pressuring Internet companies to put in place by the end of the year a 'Do Not Track' system that would give consumers more control over their personal data online, in a report that privacy advocates dismissed as too soft.