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EU intends to launch an investigation against Huawei and ZTE

EU intends to launch an investigation against Huawei and ZTE

The European Union has set its sights on its next target, or should we say targets. It has placed both Huawei and ZTE in its crosshairs and plans on launching an investigation against the companies due to suspicions over unfair subsidies as well as national security issues. Normally, the EU would launch investigations based on complaints from companies, however, this time around, the EU is taking matters into its own hands.

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NHTSA investigation concerns almost 750,000 Mercury and Ford vehicles

NHTSA investigation concerns almost 750,000 Mercury and Ford vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded a safety probe that stems from complaints that had started last October, and that have grown since then. The agency is looking into complaints from drivers over engine problems that result in surging and low engine power, an investigation that involves a total of 724,982 Mercury and Ford vehicles.

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FTC may be close to decision in Google antitrust review

FTC may be close to decision in Google antitrust review

It may not be long before Google finds itself being taken to court by the FTC, as new reports are claiming that the FTC is nearing a decision about whether or not it wants to hit Google with a lawsuit. Mercury News claims that a decision could come before the end of the year, and if the FTC decides that it want to take Google to trial, it could mean bad things for the search giant. Specifically, Google could be forced to part with some of its services, either being forced by the FTC to shut them down or sell them off.

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Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable under investigation due to sticky throttles

Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable under investigation due to sticky throttles

The U.S. government has launched a preliminary safety investigation against the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable due to reports of sticking throttles. Thus far, there have been no reports of crashes due to the issue. Fifty reports, however, have surfaced from drivers who say their 2000 through 2003 Taurus and Sable models have experienced stuck throttles.

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Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

The case against Kim Dotcom and his website Megaupload continues to confuse and astound many people who are following the trial. The New Zealand Herald claims to have obtained details showing that telecom engineers working for a technology services company called Gen-I have found evidence that Dotcom's Internet connection at his mansion in New Zealand was being monitored weeks before the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau admits to.

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Pirate Bay founder still in jail without any charges

Pirate Bay founder still in jail without any charges

Gottfrid Svartholm, co-founder of the once-popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, is still being held in jail for at least two more weeks because he is suspected of hacking into a Swedish IT company. At first, he was arrested for not appearing for his jail sentence, and was then deported to Sweden from Cambodia.

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Apple facing investigation in Europe over AppleCare

Apple facing investigation in Europe over AppleCare

If you've ever been in a situation where you're not sure whether you should spring for the AppleCare Protection Plan warranty, European officials think that you're not getting all the facts to make an informed decision. European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding wrote to EU countries to ask them to check whether Apple retail stores are providing buyers with the right to a minimum two-year warranty for Apple products.

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Germany going after Facebook’s facial recognition again

Germany going after Facebook’s facial recognition again

Facebook has already been on the wrong end of a privacy investigation in Germany, but it looks like the company's legal woes aren't quite over yet. The New York Times reports that German data protection officials have reopened their investigation into Facebook's facial recognition technology after it became apparent that Facebook wasn't going to change its policy. According to data protection commissioner Johannes Caspar, Facebook is building a database of user photos for its facial recognition feature, something that is illegal under European privacy law.

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Samsung to investigate claims of supplier’s underage employees

Samsung to investigate claims of supplier’s underage employees

Samsung personnel with be heading off to Huizhou, China tomorrow to investigate claims that one of its suppliers is employing underage workers. This investigation comes after the China Labor Watch said it found that seven workers under 16 years of age were working at HEG Electronics. Now Samsung is going to conduct an investigation of its own to make sure nothing shady is going on behind the scenes.

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Google in trouble with France over Street View data

Google in trouble with France over Street View data

Google is finding itself in a bit of hot water today, as French privacy agency CNIL has asked the company to turn over Street View data which was collected on French citizens. Google initially promised it would delete this information after a 2010 investigation, but last week it told European privacy agencies that it still had some of the data it said it would purge. As a result, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office asked that Google turn this information over, and now CNIL is asking the same thing.

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Zynga hit with investigation over questionable stock sell-off

Zynga hit with investigation over questionable stock sell-off

Things just went from bad to worse for some of the folks at Zynga. Earlier this week the company delivered a less-than-stellar quarterly financial report, and now Ars Technica is reporting that some executives and shareholders are under investigation for dumping over $500 million in stock before the bad news hit and Zynga's stock price took a dive. In other words, a few Zynga higher-ups could be in a whole lot of trouble.

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Huawei says it didn’t receive illegal Chinese subsidies

Huawei says it didn’t receive illegal Chinese subsidies

Rumors have been making the rounds that the European Commission is planning an investigation into Huawei technologies and ZTE Corp. Both companies make consumer electronics devices, including smartphones. Huawei has stated that it is not received any correspondence from the European Commission that it is under investigation.

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