Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Google adds two-factor authentication option to Google Apps

Google added a two-factor authentication option to Google Apps on Monday, allowing enterprises to protect user accounts with a one-time code.

Report: DOJ nears deal with tech firms on staff poaching

The U.S. Department of Justice is nearing a settlement with technology vendors including Apple, Google and others over an investigation of their hiring practices.

Google Street View cars back too soon, says French watchdog

Google has resumed collection of Street View image data in France, annoying the French data protection registrar which is still investigating the service.

Facebook faces fine from German privacy regulator

Facebook faces a fine from a German privacy regulator for failing to obtain the consent of the people whose contact details it stores.