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Apple charges Samsung doesn't know what goes on in its chips

Samsung Electronics is assuming that technology in the iPad and iPhone violates its patents without knowing the actual processes in the devices' chipsets, Apple claimed in court.

Samsung: Apple refused to negotiate to license 3G patents

Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.

Phishing websites reach all-time high

The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.

Dropbox brings in outside team to investigate spam run

Dropbox is investigating reports that some European users are receiving spam to email addresses associated with their accounts.

Nvidia investigating breach of hashed passwords

Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Twitter loses fight to withhold activist's account information

Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor.

Twitter explains outage, apologizes for downtime

Twitter was forced to roll back its software to a previous stable version on Thursday in order to restore service after a two-hour outage.

Australian Judge: iPad customers felt 'short changed' by Apple

An Australian Federal Court judge ordered Apple to pay a fine and court costs to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of falsely marketing the 4G capabilities of its latest iPad.

Apple to pay penalty for 4G iPad claims in Australia

Apple has agreed to pay a 2.25 million Australian dollar (2.21 million U.S. dollar) penalty for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting the 4G capabilities of its latest iPad despite its incompatibility with Australia's only 4G network.

Yahoo implements latest antispam defense

Yahoo is rolling out the DMARC system this week, which helps email providers eliminate bogus messages

Google acquires social media toolbar maker Meebo

Google has acquired Meebo, a company that makes a toolbar that aggregates content from websites as well as displaying advertisements.

Twitter resists subpoena to release user's data without warrant

Twitter is contesting a court order requiring it to turn over private data on a user charged with disorderly conduct during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Skype investigates tool that reveals users' IP addresses

Skype said Tuesday that it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address, a potential privacy-compromising issue.

Symantec: Flashback malware netted upwards of $10,000 a day

Symantec said on Tuesday the Flashback malware that attacked Apple Mac computers could have netted its authors up to $10,000 a day.

Engineers ponder easier fix to dangerous Internet problem

IT engineers are studying what may be an easier way to fix a long-existing weakness in the Internet's routing system.