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Google to tour Europe to discuss right-to-be-forgotten ruling

Google is going to tour Europe with a band of external advisers this fall to discuss a landmark ruling by Europe''on excluded from search engine listings in Europe.
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Public parking app MonkeyParking suspends service in San Francisco

MonkeyParking, an app that lets people bid on public parking spaces, said Thursday it will suspend its service in San Francisco to avoid a potential lawsuit from the city attorney.

Court case offers a peek at how H-1B-fueled discrimination works

Outsourcing firm Infosys is being sued by for 4 IT pros who allege it discriminates against U.S.workers.

Snowden applies for extended asylum in Russia

U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for extended asylum in Russia, according to news reports.

Attack on Dailymotion redirected visitors to exploits

Attackers injected malicious code into Dailymotion.com, a popular video sharing website, and redirected visitors to Web-based exploits that installed malware.

Ruby on Rails patches tackle SQL injection vulnerabilities

Two SQL injection vulnerabilities were patched in Ruby on Rails, a popular open-source Web development framework used by some high-profile websites.

Samsung invokes Alice case to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung Electronics has asked a court in California to hold invalid claims of two Apple patents in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that tightened standards for patentability.

EPIC says Facebook 'messed with people's minds,' seeks FTC sanctions

Facebook "purposefully messed with people's minds" in a "secretive and non-consensual" study on nearly 700,000 users whose emotions were intentionally manipulated when the company altered their news feeds for research purposes, a digital privacy rights group charges in a complaint filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

An H-1B whistleblower tries again for justice

H-1B whistleblower Jay Palmer has filed a new complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that senior executives at Infosys 'retaliated against him by denying him work, bonuses and promotions and terminating him.'

Critics blast Microsoft's takedown of No-IP domains

Microsoft's tactics in using a court order to seize nearly two-dozen No-IP.com domains it said were used to distribute Windows malware tools were called ham-handed by several critics.

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Evan Schuman: Supreme Court on obvious patents: Common sense isn't so horrible

Unanimous decision won't shut down patent trolls, but it will curb worst abuses.

Why facial recognition isn't the way of the future...yet

It's the how the future is meant to be, isn't it? The good guys need to find a bad guy in a crowd of people, so they start scanning the environment with a camera that is equipped with facial recognition technology. Seconds later, they scan a face that's a positive match with an entry in their criminal database and bam, they've smoked him out.

How to create awareness of the insider threat

One of the legacies of Edward Snowden's treason is that companies are now concerned about the insider threat more than they ever were before. He demonstrates that a single person inside an organization can devastate the organization. While technology should have caught Snowden, there is also the realization that his coworkers and managers should have noticed indications of unusual activities.

Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

How IT Can Support Reputation Management in Our Social Age

Oracle was in the news for the wrong reason this week when a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging the firm is racist. The incident provides some lessons in image and reputation management in our age of social media and 24-hour news cycles. As it turns out, IT departments can help protect the brand.

Net neutrality decision sells consumers out to the ISPs

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Verizon v. FCC is a dangerously retrograde move that, by badly damaging the cause of net neutrality, harms American consumers and further insulates the already over-protected cable industry from any kind of meaningful competition.

Steps to take in wake of Gmail wiretapping decision

Mobile, Web- and cloud-based companies could also face class-action lawsuits. Here's how to prepare for that possibility. Insider (registration required)

IBM to pay $44K fine over online job listings

IBM will pay a US$44,000 fine to settle a case alleging it violated anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software developers with specific visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

False Lenovo Security Report Only Strengthens World's Top PC Maker

A report that Western nations deemed Lenovo PCs to be insecure was quickly kiboshed this week. CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle smells a rat and suspects it's only a matter of time before the source is outed (and unemployed). Meanwhile, Lenovo can relax and tout its security and stability.

Senators Push to Curb NSA's FISA Authorities

Members of Judiciary Committee express concern over broad-ranging, secretive authorities under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, push for bill to strengthen oversight, transparency.

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