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  • Apple’s market clout likely to draw more scrutiny

    AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In everything it does, from product design to business deals, Apple strives for as much control as possible. But as the world’s most valuable company sets out to define and dominate the rapidly evolving markets it created with the iPhone and iPad, Apple is likely to face antitrust […]
  • Lawsuit: US Cellular workers looked for nude pics

    Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Employees at a U.S. Cellular store in Iowa routinely searched customers’ phones for naked pictures without their knowledge and eagerly showed them to colleagues when found, according to a former worker’s sexual harassment lawsuit. Lisa Blazek, who worked as a retail consultant at a store in the northwest […]
  • Full Titanic wreck site is mapped for 1st time

    Associated Press SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North […]
  • Investors to get Google records on online drug ads

    AP Business Writer WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – A Delaware judge has given Google Inc. until April 9 to give a pension fund investors company documents involving what authorities said was the illegal online marketing of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers by Canadian pharmacies. The judge entered the order Wednesday in a complaint filed by the […]
  • Hacker arrested in NYC cooperated from Day 1

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – An elite computer hacker who stunned fellow Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant didn’t put up any resistance when agents first knocked on his door. Court papers made public Thursday reveal that Hector Xavier Monsegur (HAH’-vee-ehr MAHN’-see-gur) began cooperating with investigators immediately. FBI agents arrested him at 10:15 […]
  • UK Internet providers lose copyright court battle

    LONDON (AP) – England’s High Court has sided with the music industry over Internet service providers in a battle over Britain’s new copyright rules. The BT Group PLC and the TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC have lost their Court of Appeal challenge to new rules intended to tackle illegal filesharing. The rules introduced by the 2010 […]
  • Auto correct error causes lockdown at high school

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a north Georgia high school went on lockdown thanks to an auto correct error in a text message that was sent by a student to a wrong number. The Gainesville Times ( http://bit.ly/y9muQo) reports that a student at Lanier Technical College sent a text message that meant to say […]
  • Vietnam jails official who put porn on gov’t site

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A court in Vietnam has sentenced an official to two years in prison after he posted pornographic photos on a provincial government website. State media says Phan Ngoc Quan was convicted Monday of “illegally accessing” Tra Vinh province’s website. The verdict didn’t mention pornography. Thanh Nien newspaper reported Tuesday that a […]
  • NY group: Online journalists censored, attacked

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A global coalition against censorship is needed to protect online journalists and bloggers who are being targeted by repressive governments, a leading advocacy group said Tuesday. At least 46 journalists died around the world in 2011, the Committee to Protect Journalists said, an increase from the estimate it released […]
  • 2 enter guilty pleas in computer exports to Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two businessmen have pleaded guilty in the illegal export of computer equipment to Iran. In federal court, Massoud Habibion admitted conspiring with a company in Tehran to export computers through Dubai to Iran without obtaining licenses from the U.S. government. Habibion also admitted selling $4.9 million in computer-related shipments to a company […]