In a unique case for Sweden, the Stockholm District Court has ruled for the two key domains owned by file-sharing service The Pirate Bay to be seized by the state and thus put out of action over copyright violations.
Over 50 groups are collaborating in an attempt to save the internet from “breaking” by standing up against laws on censoring hyperlinks or charging fees for linking. They warn laws such as the one mulled by the EU would stifle freedom of expression.
Best-selling British novelist Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. After his death Thursday, the #TerryPratchett hashtag took Twitter by storm – with fans racing to remember his best quotes.
Matt Kenny, the cop responsible for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, was also involved in a fatal 2007 shooting that was deemed a “suicide-by-cop” situation, according to Madison’s police chief.
PayPal will no longer process customer payments for the cloud-storage service Mega based on the latter’s use of client-side encryption. Kim Dotcom’s Mega says the decision stems from powerful American corporate influences leaning on the e-commerce site.
Tech giant Apple has won a patent for an iPhone-compatible headset that would display virtual reality images, putting the company in competition with the likes of Google and Samsung in the virtual reality market.
A Megaupload developer indicted with online piracy-related crimes by Washington has been arrested in the US. Previously he was fighting extradition in the Netherlands, and his arrest sparked speculation that he may have struck a deal with prosecutors.
President Barack Obama may be looking for the new Republican-controlled Congress to grant him authority to fast-track negotiations over a pair of international trade deals, but critical Democrats are fighting back against the measure.
A conservative Jewish newspaper edited a picture of world leaders rallying in anti-extremism solidarity in Paris last week, manipulating female politicians, including one of the most powerful people on the planet, Angela Merkel, out of the picture.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has compelled social-media site Reddit to thwart file-sharing of stolen data - including unreleased films, executives’ private emails, and insider financial information - gleaned via a major hack of the studio in November.