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Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

And so it begins. An Apple user has filed suit against Google over the alleged bypassing of privacy settings on the Safari web browser. The story broke late last week when Google and several other web companies were accused of bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser on the iPhone and other Apple devices. Google had previously said that it would follow privacy settings that Safari uses.

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Judge denies EMI’s request for preliminary injunction against ReDigi

Judge denies EMI’s request for preliminary injunction against ReDigi

Record label EMI has taken a company called ReDigi to court for copyright infringement charges alleging that it makes unauthorized copies of songs for its music reselling business. ReDigi is a website where music fans can go and sell digital tracks that they no longer want. The way the service works is ReDigi combs through the customer's hard drive on their computer looking for music and then copies the music to its website and deletes the original tracks. The idea is that the music listed for resell is then no longer in possession of the original owner, much the same way selling a used CD works.

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Motorola grabs for Microsoft’s Windows in patent dispute

Motorola grabs for Microsoft’s Windows in patent dispute

Microsoft has Android device makers by the short and curlies when it comes patent fees. Virtually all manufacturers who are creating Android smartphones and tablets license patents from Microsoft. It seems like Microsoft is set to get a taste of its own medicine from Motorola. Apparently, a German court appears set to side with Motorola in a patent dispute that has to do with patents used for video compression and decompression technology. Microsoft is allegedly using patented tech in some of its most important and popular products.

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Swedish Supreme Court rejects Pirate Bay founders final appeal

Swedish Supreme Court rejects Pirate Bay founders final appeal

It's certainly not a good day to be a founder of The Pirate Bay. The legal saga centering on the founders of the file sharing site Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström has been ongoing for several years. So far, the founders of been appealing the court decisions further and further up the Swedish legal ladder, and eventually they made it to the final rung with the Swedish Supreme Court.

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Google fired cheeky recruiter who peeved Steve Jobs with poach attempt

Google fired cheeky recruiter who peeved Steve Jobs with poach attempt

Today most of us expect litigation between technology firms for things like patent and copyright infringement. What we might not expect is litigation against tech firms over agreements not to poach employees from one another. In the past the technology world has seen companies get together and agree to set pricing and other details on products, even though that's illegal. The LCD industry is a prime example with an agreement for price-fixing and the massive fines they paid out the cause of it.

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Facebook sues a different Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook sues a different Mark Zuckerberg

Everyone knows the name Mark Zuckerberg as the person who founded the social networking site Facebook. Facebook and the real Zuckerberg are suing and being sued by another man who has changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg. The suit isn't over the name change, but over a company the new Zuckerberg started to help game the Like system that Facebook uses.

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