Mobile phone apps are accessing users' private data and transmitting it to remote servers far more than appears strictly necessary, while users have inadequate tools to monitor or control such access, according to a new study by two French government agencies.
Apple CEO Tim Cook received compensation totaling $4.17 million in 2012, down 98.9 percent on last year -- although his 2011 compensation of $378 million consisted mostly of a one-off stock grant, worth $376.2 million at the time.
Another of the patents Apple relied on in a $1 billion infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics has been called into question by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The move, if not successfully opposed by Apple, may help Samsung in its appeal against the judgment.
The first buyers of Apple's iPhone 5 in Paris were treated to protests from ex-employees of an Apple reseller that claim Apple's retail arm has forced them out of business.
Samsung Electronics intends to drag the iPhone 5 into an ongoing patent lawsuit with Apple, according to documents filed with a U.S. court. For its part, Apple expects to extend its suit to include the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean.
Android was on over two-thirds of smartphones shipped in the second quarter, with Apple's iOS on around a sixth of them—more than all the remaining smartphone OSes combined.
Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation over its unauthorized scanning of their books.
Yahoo websites worldwide will comply with visitors' Do Not Track preferences starting later this year, the company announced Wednesday.
Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.
Apple has deactivated push email services for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany, due to an injunction from a patent lawsuit brought by Motorola Mobility.
A German court has thrown out a Motorola Mobility patent lawsuit against Apple, breaking a recent run of courtroom successes for the company.
Greenpeace International has ended a long-running campaign calling on Facebook to "unfriend coal" as a source of energy for its data centers, after Facebook agreed to promote clean and renewable energy.
Apple moves up to fourth place in Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics. The latest guide to greener PCs, TVs, and mobile phones recognizes the efforts Hewlett-Packard and Dell have made to clean up their supply chain, catapulting them up the rankings
If you were still waiting to get your hands on a Zune, we have some bad news.
Bowing to pressure from European privacy regulators, Google will soon allow owners of Wi-Fi access points to opt out of a Google service that allows smartphone owners to identify their location without using GPS.