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Australia launches privacy investigation of Google

b>SYDNEY/b>: Australia is starting a police investigation into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant's 'Street View' mapping service.

Intel, FTC in talks to settle antitrust case

b>NEW YORK/b>: Intel Corp and the Federal Trade Commission are in talks to settle an antitrust case against the chipmaker, a move that could make it more difficult for rivals to pursue damages.

Facebook wants ownership suit thrown out

b>BUFFALO (New York)/b>: Facebook will try to get a New York man's claim for majority ownership of the website thrown out of court, attorneys for the social networking site said.

SKMM probing 503 websites for offences

b>JULAU /b>(Sarawak): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) is no slacker in taking action against those who abuse the Internet, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.

WikiLeaks dropped by domain name provider

b>STOCKHOLM:/bWikiLeaks' American domain-name system-provider withdrew service to the wikileaks.org name after the secret-spilling website once again became the target of hacker attacks.

Protests, cyberskirmishes rage over WikiLeaks

b>LONDON/b>: Skirmishes raged across cyberspace between WikiLeaks supporters and the companies they accuse of trying to stifle the group, with websites on both sides of the battle line taken out of service or choked off by attacks.

Man used Facebook to hack women’s e-mail

b>SACRAMENTO (California)/b>: In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book.

Twitter must give user-info in WikiLeaks probe

b>ALEXANDRIA /b>(Virginia): - A federal magistrate has ruled that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information of certain users in their criminal probe into the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks.

Google gets nod to buy travel software firm

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Google Inc won government clearance with restrictions for its US$700mil (RM2.24bil) purchase of airline fare tracker ITA Software in a deal that will give the Internet search giant a key role in online travel.

Former HP chairman Patricia Dunn dies of cancer

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bPatricia Dunn, whose business career included top posts at Barclays' Global Advisors and Hewlett-Packard Co, has died.