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Berlin court rules Street View doesn't invade privacy

Google won a civil lawsuit in Germany lodged by a woman who contended its roving camera cars that shoot photographs for Street View violated her privacy.

Google to add offline storage to Apps by year end

Google is working to restore offline storage capabilities for its Apps productivity software and should have it done by the end of the year, a senior company official says.

iPhone users complain of spring-ahead clock glitch

Some iPhone users in the U.S. are complaining their phone's clock did not correctly adjust to the daylight saving time change.

Symantec finds fake Google Android update

Google's latest update for its Android mobile OS appears to already have been subverted by hackers, according to the security vendor Symantec.

After attacks, Google vows to fortify Android Market

Google will build new safeguards into Android Market, its application store for the Android mobile OS, following an attack that infected thousands of phones and forced the company to wipe the malware remotely from phones.

Android Market spiked with malware-laced apps

More than 50 applications containing malware have been discovered in Google's application market for its Android mobile OS.

Google error wipes out Gmail accounts

Google apologized to Gmail users who in some cases have seen their e-mail history deleted, but said that some accounts have already been restored. The problem is affecting less than .08 percent of its user base, according to Google.

Google moves to shuffle down low-quality sites

Google says its changing its search engine to punish Websites that pilfer content from other places on the Internet or do not offer high-quality information.

After glitch, Microsoft pulls Phone 7 update for Samsung

Microsoft has pulled a software update for Samsung phones running its Windows Phone 7 OS after it caused problems with those devices, according to the company.

Twitter working with operators on SMS short codes

Twitter is working with operators in the Middle East to make it easier for users to send Twitter messages using SMS (Short Message Service) short codes.

RIM to launch LTE, HSPA+ PlayBook tablets by year-end

Research In Motion (RIM) announced plans for two new versions of its PlayBook tablet at the World Mobile Congress on Monday -- although it hasn't even begun selling the two models it has already announced.

US indicts 27 in Apple product credit-card fraud ring

New York prosecutors indicted 27 people on Wednesday as part of a crime ring that bought Apple iPods, iPads and other products with stolen credit card information for resale in the criminal underground.

US peer-to-peer traffic lower than world average

The U.S. has one of the lowest relative rates of use of P-to-P (peer-to-peer) networks compared to the rest of the world, according to a new study.

Twitter targeted with fake antivirus software scam

Twitter has been resetting passwords for accounts that started distributing links promoting fake antivirus software.

Google enhances e-mail security in Apps

Google has taken a step to stop legitimate e-mail messages sent by its Apps customers from getting caught in spam filters.