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  • Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Google Over Street View Data Collection
    By on June 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw out a class-action lawsuit against Google for sniffing Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. The justices left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks. Several class-action lawsuits were filed against Google shortly after the company acknowledged that its Street View cars were accessing (more…)

  • My career could be over – Pickering
    By on February 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Craig Pickering says the back injury that prevented him from competing in the bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics may end his career.


  • Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple
    By on June 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Now that Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their respective next-generation gaming consoles, the two companies have cheerfully resorted to firing broadsides at each other. Whether the current brouhaha has any effect on sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (if hardcore gamers keep complaining, they may even convince Microsoft to knock $100 off the new Xbox and bring its pricing down to the PS4′s level), it’s also drowning (more…)

  • Webber still raw over Vettel pass
    By on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mark Webber says it will take time for the wounds of Sebastian Vettel’s antics at the Malaysian Grand Prix to heal.


  • Verheijen attacks FAW over Speed
    By on December 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Football Association of Wales has “destroyed” Gary Speed’s legacy, says former assistant manager Raymond Verheijen.


  • California Sues Delta Air Lines Over Mobile Privacy
    By on December 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter mrheckman writes “California is suing Delta Air Lines for violation of California’s on-line privacy law. Delta failed to ‘conspicuously post a privacy policy within their mobile app that informs users of what personally identifiable information is being collected and what will be done with it’ after a 30-day notice. Delta’s app collects ‘substantial personally identifiable information such as a user’s full name, telephone number, email (more…)

  • Tolkien Estate Sues Over Lord of the Rings Slot Machines
    By on November 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The Tolkien Estate has filed an $80 million copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court over the use of Lord of the Rings slot machines. The complaint hinges on a contract between the estate and Warner Bros. which allows the creation of LotR merchandise but not LotR ‘intangibles,’ like the experience of playing a slot machine game. According to the estate (PDF), ‘Not only does the production of gambling (more…)

  • Sinofsky Dismisses Trying To Take Over Windows Phone, Developers
    By on November 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “When Steven Sinofsky stepped down as head of Microsoft’s Windows division earlier this week, multiple publications cited friction with other executives as the primary reason behind the departure. Whether or not that’s the case—neither Sinofsky nor Microsoft has offered an official explanation, aside from the usual platitudes—someone with connections to Microsoft is claiming that Sinofsky’s departure (more…)

  • US and EU Clash Over Whois Data
    By on October 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “ICANN wants to store more data (including credit card information) about domain name registrations in its Whois database, wants to hold on to that data for two years after registration ends, and wants to force registrant contact information to be re-verified annually — moves that are applauded by David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. The E.U.’s Article 29 Working Group is markedly (more…)

  • Team GB battle to win over India
    By on July 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Great Britain’s men’s hockey team came from behind to beat India 3-1 in the first match of an Olympics warm up tournament.