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  • Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake iPhones

    Apple's iPhones are a big business in China. So big that an alleged supplier of knock-off iPhones in the country produced at least 40,000 units, before local police shut down the massive operation.

    Written by Michael Kan27 July 15 14:28
  • Sticker shock looms over Dish's mobile strategy

    Wireless spectrum is likely to get about US$3.3 billion more pricey for Dish Network, the U.S. satellite TV operator that's angling to get into the mobile business.

    Written by Stephen Lawson24 July 15 11:14
  • Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

    With Oracle and Google headed back to court soon to resume their dispute over Android, Oracle is seeking to update its lawsuit to reflect the huge gains Android has made in the five years since the case began.

    Written by James Niccolai23 July 15 12:17
  • FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

    Identity protection service LifeLock said Tuesday it is prepared to go to court after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a fresh lawsuit alleging the company has failed to protect its users' data and deceptively advertises its services.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk22 July 15 11:06
  • New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

    A New York judge ruled Tuesday that Facebook has no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of search warrants served on its users, highlighting the limits to online companies' abilities to protect user privacy.

    Written by Zach Miners22 July 15 10:51
  • Five arrested in JPMorgan US hacking case

    U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 July 15 08:43
  • Big tech companies back Samsung in Apple patent fight

    Tech companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Facebook are backing Samsung Electronics as it appeals a court ruling to pay Apple almost US$1 billion in damages in a patent infringement suit.

    Written by Loek Essers22 July 15 00:40
  • Qualcomm hit with two EU antitrust probes

    Qualcomm is under investigation by the European Union's antitrust authority, which suspects the company of abusing its dominant position in the market for 3G and 4G chipsets used in smartphones and tablets.

    Written by Loek Essers16 July 15 19:58