Kaspersky makes explosive claim NSA computer was infested with malware

Kaspersky Lab is again challenging allegations that it stole classified files from an NSA employee’s computer, pointing to new analysis that says the computer in question may have been infested with malware.

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T-Mobile says it's 'optimizing' YouTube video, not throttling it

Article Image Looking to deflect allegations, T-Mobile denied that it’s throttling YouTube for users of its Binge On perk, instead saying that it’s presenting “mobile optimized” content.

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Apple denies threatening to pull artists off iTunes for not signing up with Apple Music

Despite allegations to the contrary, Apple is not threatening to remove artists from the iTunes Store if they refuse to sign up for Apple Music, a company spokesperson said.

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DOJ is investigating Apple over attempts to kill free Spotify music streaming: Report

The DOJ is reportedly gearing up to investigate Apple over allegations that the company is trying to convince the music industry to kill free streaming ahead of its own paid service launch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204953-doj-is-investigating-apple-over-attempts-to-kill-free-spotify-music-streaming-report

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US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent’s top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.

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Plaintiffs drop class-action suit claiming Google Android monopoly

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google voluntarily dropped allegations that the company illegally created an Internet and mobile search monopoly through Android terms of use agreements.

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Did chip espionage, IP theft give Samsung its 14nm manufacturing lead?

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Samsung’s ascendancy to the pole position of semiconductor manufacturing was surprising, but there are allegations that the company achieved it through less-than savory means. Did Samsung hit its 14nm goals by luring away TSMC engineers?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/198925-did-chip-espionage-ip-theft-give-samsung-its-14nm-manufacturing-lead

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NSA faces more cyber-snooping allegations in Germany

The National Security Agency is facing more allegations of cyber-snooping after reportedly targeting German telecom networks Deutsche Telekom and Netcologne as part of a sophisticated program to map the Internet.

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Apple denies installing iOS 'backdoor' services for government agencies

In response to allegations that Apple installs “backdoor” services in iOS that could be used to harvest and deliver personal information to government agencies, the company on Monday issued a statement denying any such activity and explains the steps taken to ensure customer data privacy.

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Apple Settles E-Book Price-Fixing Case for $450 Million, Maybe

Apple has agreed — conditionally — to settle a lawsuit over allegations of fixing the prices of e-books brought against it by the attorneys general of 33 states in the United States, following a protracted legal battle. The settlement is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which ruled on the case in September.
That’s not all; the case is pending appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Apple Gains an Inch in E-Book Price-Fixing Scrap

Apple has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in 33 states regarding allegations that it colluded with five major U.S. book publishers to fix the price of e-books. The class action maintained that Apple overcharged plaintiffs $280 million. News of the settlement came on Tuesday via a filing with U.S. District Judge Denise Cote by Steve Berman, an attorney representing some of the plaintiffs. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed and still need to be approved by the court.

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