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Apple Prevails in Antitrust Suit Over iPod Music

In a class-action case that kicked around courts for a decade, a jury rejected claims that Apple acted to secure a monopoly over digital music. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Dutch Regulator Investigates Facebook’s Privacy Policy

Facebook is in the crosshairs of the Dutch privacy regulator, which is investigating the social network’s revamped privacy policy to see if it complies with the country’s tough data protection rules.
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Europe’s Internet Use Surges

The number of Europeans who regularly use the Internet has doubled, to 65 percent of the 28-bloc’s 500 million inhabitants, since 2006, though there remains large differences in Internet usage within the 28-member bloc.
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Uber Responds to Senator Franken’s Privacy Concerns

The hail-a-ride start-up responds to concerns that it does not handle its rider data seriously enough. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Uber Stumbles in Sydney Standoff

With the police cordoning off part of Sydney, Australia, over a hostage-taking on Monday, many who were stranded in the area were forced to pay roughly four times the normal Uber rate, according to complaints on social media. Continue reading

Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Unidentified hackers have been releasing internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, about the attack. Continue reading

Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past

On the heels of his Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Microsoft co-founder launched the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in an effort to advance the field while reaching back to its past. Continue reading

Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence

A study hosted by Stanford University will examine impacts on society, including on the economy, war and crime. Continue reading

Lawyers Say Sony Can’t Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures. Continue reading

Nonemployed: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.

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France Says It Will Ban Uber’s Low-Cost Service in New Year

As Paris taxis staged a go-slow protest on Monday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said the ride-booking service would be prohibited as of Jan. 1. Continue reading

Sony Pictures Demands That News Agencies Delete ‘Stolen’ Data

A letter sent to news media outlets warned against using the information revealed by hackers who attacked the studio’s computer systems.

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Sony’s International Incident: Making Kim Jong-un’s Head Explode

Sony’s executives now say they knew that basing a film on the assassination of Kim Jong-un of North Korea had inherent risks.
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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter’s co-founder says he doesn’t care. And Google’s woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there. Continue reading

After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

In a victory for Spain’s news outlets, aggregators are now required to pay the sites for linking to their content. But Google’s choice could hurt the sites, limiting their global reach and influence. Continue reading

Moscow Metro to be fully equipped with free Wi-Fi on December 2

Moscow Metro to be fully equipped with free Wi-Fi on December 2

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting ‘bad content’

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting ‘bad content’

Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

A week into the Sony hack, however, there is a lot of rampant speculation but few solid facts. Here’s a look at what we do and don’t know about what’s turning out to be the biggest hack of the year.

The post Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far appeared first on WIRED.

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Bits Blog: British Chancellor Proposes a ‘Google Tax’

George Osborne, the British chancellor of the exchequer, proposed a new 25 percent tax on the local profits of international companies, including tech giants like Google, Continue reading

Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click

Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click

On Wednesday, Google announced that many of its “Captchas”—the squiggled text tests designed to weed out automated spambots—will be reduced to nothing more than a single checkbox next to the statement “I’m not a robot.”

The post Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click appeared first on WIRED.

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