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Displaying items by tag: Law and order

Friday, 03 October 2014 12:04

Google in hot water over steamy celebrity photos

Apple isn't the only tech giant facing legal threats over the recent celebrity nude photo scandal, with Google now the subject of threatened legal action from a celebrity lawyer for allegedly not taking down the photos fast enough.

Published in Listed Tech
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:29

Telco fined for faking Telstra affiliation

Australian telco Zen Telecom has been fined $225,000 by the Federal Court for breaching Australian Consumer Law (ACL) through misleading conduct, including falsely presenting itself on behalf of Telstra.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:58

Snapchat sisters suing the sexy startup

Controversial messaging app Snapchat will be hoping its latest legal troubles disappear in a snap, with two LA-based models filing a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the startup has misused their likeness to promote the app.

Published in Mobility

Valve, the company behind the massively popular gaming platform Steam, is facing legal action in the Federal Court of Australia for allegedly not providing Aussie customers with refunds.

Published in Entertainment

All smartphones sold in the US state of California will soon be required to be equipped with a kill switch, allowing users to wipe data and lock their phones remotely, after a new bill passed law overnight.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:56

Victoria to introduce sexting laws

Victoria is set to introduce new sexting laws in a bid to bring them up to date with modern technology, and ensure teens won't be placed on the sex offenders register.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia's cyber citizens have been relatively quiet amid the NSA snooping scandals that have engulfed pretty much every country across the globe - and it might just be time for them to do something.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has made the stunning move of opening up its patents, in a bid to encourage other vechicle makers to make the switch to electric.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 05 May 2014 10:04

Apple fails to land Samsung KO

Samsung's ongoing patent war with Apple has got even more expensive but is still not over, with a US jury ordering the Korean tech giant to pay US$119.6 million (AU$128.8 million) to Apple overnight, though this is far less than what Apple had gone after.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:31

Anonymous hackers plead guilty

Thirteen members of the hacking collective Anonymous have pleaded guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in 2010, after the payment site severed ties with Wikileaks.

Published in People Moves
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:00

Federal police to capture personal emails

The Australian Federal Police has announced plans to implement controversial new technology that will capture emails and other information sent in real time.

Published in Security
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:18

Apple smashes Samsung, in court

The biggest of Apple and Samsung's numerous legal tussles has potentially been resolved once and for all, with a jury ordering Samsung to pay Apple US$290 million.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:39

Google Maps features image of dead teen

Search giant Google is fast-tracking the replacement of a satellite image found on Google Maps that shows the body of a 14 year old boy shot and killed in the San Francisco Bay area in 2009.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:18

Smartphone kill switch killed in the US

US mobile carriers have rejected a smartphone “kill switch” that would disable a phone as soon as its stolen, with government officials accusing companies of “shaking down” customers for billions of dollars in insurance costs.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:46

Anonymous targets Queensland premier

Queensland premier Campbell Newman has had his mobile phone number and home address leaked online amid bitter controversy over his new "fascist" anti-biking laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:43

Drugs marketplace hits end of the Road

The anonymous drug haven Silk Road has been shut down by US authorities, who also arrested its notorious owner who now faces life in prison.

Published in Security
Friday, 27 September 2013 13:42

Watchdog goes after dodgy doorknockers

The ACCC has continued its pursuit of dodgy door-to-door sales practices, this time taking Origin Energy to court.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 19 September 2013 17:02

LinkedIn takes on PRISM in court

LinkedIn has launched legal action in the US, pressuring the US government to grant it permission to reveal how many data requests it has received from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Published in Security
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:04

ACCC tells APG to knock it off

Australia's consumer watchdog has launched Federal Court action against Australian Power and Gas (APG) over its door-to-door sales practices.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 15:39

Arrests give insight into life of a spammer

Our inboxes are often clogged with offers for cheap viagra, penis enhancers, dating websites and get rich quick schemes. But who are the people actually behind the spam we deal with every day?

Published in Security
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