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Swedish court orders Pirate Bay key domains seized
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.

19.05.2015 18:10

'Web-sharing censored!' Activists unite to 'Save the Link' from restrictive laws
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.

07.05.2015 03:41

'So much universe, and so little time’: Fans remember Terry Pratchett’s best quotes
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.

12.03.2015 18:30

Wisconsin officer who shot unarmed man was exonerated in previous fatal shooting
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.

09.03.2015 18:07

Mega says US urged PayPal to cease working with it based on end-to-end encryption
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.

27.02.2015 19:02

Apple awarded patent for virtual reality headset
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.

18.02.2015 17:00

Dropping dime on Dotcom? Megaupload suspect ‘unexpectedly’ arrested in US may have struck plea bargain
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.

10.02.2015 10:14

Democrats to fight Obama on secret trade deal authorization
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.

22.01.2015 01:59

Civil rights group asks Washington Redskins to change name
The civil rights group that forced the NFL to change its minority hiring practices is now backing efforts to persuade the Washington Redskins to rename its football team.

20.01.2015 03:32

​Ex-Formula 1 boss sues Google over group sex pics
Former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley has taken court action against Google to stop the search engine from showing pictures of him at a sex party.

15.01.2015 16:24

Women out: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish paper edits Merkel out of Paris march
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.

13.01.2015 15:31

Reddit bans Sony leak file-sharing subforum
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.

17.12.2014 15:11