27th > December > 2013 Archive
ICO to focus only on 'serious, repeat' data-protection offenders
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will not investigate every complaint it receives about data protection practices by organisations, under a draft new complaint-handling procedure outlined by the watchdog.
BEASTED: Apple fined $666k in Taiwan for iPhone price meddling
Colossal shiny-gadget empire Apple has copped a festive shoeing from Taiwanese regulators, receiving a T$20 million (US$666,700) fine for attempting to the fix prices that could be charged for its iPhones sold on the island.
Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store
Nokia has told Apple fanbois to get lost after removing its popular HERE Maps app from the iOS App Store.
2013: A Space Odyssey - a cosmological review of the year
Year in ReviewSpace this year was dominated by space rocks big and small - whether we want to dodge 'em, mine 'em, or watch 'em explode near the Sun, we sure do love those asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites.
Slurp away, NSA: Mass phone data collection IS legal, rules federal judge
A US federal judge has ruled that the NSA is within its rights to harvest millions of innocent Americans' telephone call records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act – and that the dragnet is fine under the Fourth Amendment since the data was collected by a third-party telco, not the government.
Apple wants sales ban on Samsung smartphones nobody is selling
Flush from recent courtroom victories, Apple is once again requesting a ban on sales of more than 20 Samsung smartphones in the US – even though none of the products in question are being sold anymore.
HTC: Shipping Android updates is harder than you think – here's why
If you're wondering why your HTC smartphone hasn't been updated with the latest version of Android yet, the struggling smartphone vendor wants you to know it's not its fault – at least, not entirely.