Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars privet photos

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img Apple Inc., which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company’s iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were

Google Rebuffed by U.S. High Court on Privacy Lawsuit

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img The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Google Inc. (GOOG), leaving the company to face lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal wiretapping law by secretly collecting personal data while developing its Street View maps.

The justices today left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks.

Why Apple’s plan to live stream WWDC is a big deal

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img Apple announced that it will livestream keynotes at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference, which some Apple watchers say suggests big news from the tech giant.

Google spells out how to be 'forgotten' in search

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img Google has launched a new online form that allows people in Europe to request that links about them be removed from search results if the content is outdated, inappropriate or irrelevant.

The new form has been made available to people in 28 European Union countries and four neighboring nations after the European Union's top court ruled that people have the "right to be forgotten."

Google Needs Up to $30 Billion in Cash Overseas for Deals

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img Google Inc. (GOOG) is keeping a large portion of its cash outside the U.S. so it can use as much as $30 billion for possible acquisitions, the company said in a letter to regulators.

The owner of the top Web-search engine generates about half of its revenue overseas, and it avoids paying U.S. taxes by keeping foreign earnings abroad. Google needs the cash for deals as competition rises oversea

Big Blue Juror in Apple-Samsung Trial May Have Led Panel

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img Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. both trusted a retired IBM executive with patent litigation experience to give them a fair trial.

When jury foreman Thomas Dunham handed over the verdict in court May 2, it wasn’t a sweeping victory for either company. Apple got just $120 million of the $2 billion it sought for infringement of its smartphone patents, while Samsung won one of its two claim

Google Warning on Russia Prescient as Putin Squeezes Web

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img Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt warned last year that Russia was “on the path” toward China’s model of Internet censorship. Vladimir Putin is proving him right.

With Russia locked in the worst standoff with the U.S. since the Cold War, the Russian president last week said his government needs to impose greater control over information flows through the World Wide Web, which the former

NJ agrees to ban Tesla direct sales

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img A New Jersey agency has agreed to ban Tesla from selling cars directly to consumers in the Garden State Tuesday.

Tesla (TSLA) has been selling directly to shoppers at two locations in New Jersey for about a year, but state officials will now force the automaker to sell cars through a franchised car dealership.

Google’s gigabit gambit isn’t going away

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img Google Fiber, the tech giant’s experiment as a high-speed Internet service provider, seems poised to make its critics look bad.

Cable executives told me back in 2010 that Google GOOG -0.52% would flop as a telecommunications provider, because it’s a very different business than the search advertising business that vaulted the company into a major global brand. It requires truck fleets and tec

WhatsApp Shows How Phone Carriers Lost Out on $33 Billion

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img Facebook Inc. (FB)’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and chat at no charge.

Free social-messaging applications like WhatsApp cost phone providers around the world -- from Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) to America Movil SAB (AMXL) and Verizon Communications Corp. -- $32.

Nokia unveils first Android phones

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img Just months after being sold to Microsoft, Nokia is planning to release a wave of Android smartphones -- with a difference.

Nokia (NOK) CEO Stephen Elop took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil three low-end Android phones mostly intended for emerging markets.

Selling for between 89 and 109 euros ($149), the Nokia X, X plus and XL phones appear designed to introduce users to Mic

What’s up with Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp deal

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img Investors and pundits from Wall Street to Silicon Valley were stunned on Wednesday afternoon after Facebook said it was paying a total of $16 billion in combined cash and stock for WhatsApp, an Internet-based mobile texting app that circumvents the SMS messaging services operated by the telcos and has more than 450 million users around the world.

Facebook FB -2.23% investors initially were not

Google search results changing over EU antitrust issues

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img Google's search results in Europe will look very different after the company agreed to changes that should settle a long-running antitrust case.

Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) has agreed to give more prominence to competitors such as Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500), Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) and Expedia (EXPE), according to the European Commission, which regulates business competition in the region.

Lenovo to Buy Google’s Motorola Unit for $2.91 Billion

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img Lenovo Group Ltd. (992) agreed to buy Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Motorola Mobility phone unit for $2.91 billion, as the world’s largest personal-computer maker continues a buying spree of U.S. technology businesses. Lenovo fell 8 percent.

The sale includes $1.41 billion in cash and Lenovo stock paid at the close of the deal, with $1.5 billion to be paid in a three-year promissory note, Google said i

Google to make smart contact lenses

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img Google is developing smart contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in diabetics' tears.

If successful, Google's newest venture could help to eliminate one of the most painful and intrusive daily routines of diabetics.

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