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Uber driver is an employee not contractor, says California

California Labor Commission rules that a driver for the ride-hailing service is an employee and not an independent contractor. The decision could have ramifications for Uber's business model.

By June 17, 2015

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'Right to be forgotten' should include all Google domains, France orders

Google has rebuffed earlier calls by privacy watchdogs to expand "right to be forgotten" requests beyond the European versions of its search engine.

By June 12, 2015

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Welcome back, Brontosaurus!

After over a century with its unique genus status declared null, the Brontosaurus has been officially declared distinct from Apatosaurus.

By April 7, 2015

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Eolas' 'Interactive Web' patents invalid, appeals court affirms

The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.

By July 22, 2013

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Tech Retrospect: Microsoft strikes up Band, Moto turbocharges Droid

Microsoft's entry into the smartwatch market might be worth your time. Also, Moto unveils the Droid Turbo and AT&T's in trouble with the FTC, in this look back at the week.

By October 31, 2014

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Apple CEO meets with Chinese official following iCloud attacks

The meeting follows a notice from Apple that iCloud has been targeted by network attacks in an attempt to gain user information. But are the Chinese behind it?

By October 22, 2014

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German court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

The function, familiar to all smartphone users, lacks the technical innovation to be granted a patent, the court rules.

By April 4, 2013

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USPTO reaffirms invalidation of Apple patent in Samsung suit

Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.

By April 1, 2013

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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Driver who killed teen posts Facebook pic of wreck, with smiley face

A Minnesota man who smashed into two vehicles, police say, took to Facebook to laugh about it. He reportedly has many driving violations and no valid license.

By July 31, 2014