Back in 2011, Nielsen reported that Android smartphone users have somewhat higher data consumption than iPhone users in America. Based on the latest data from Ratemizer application users, Finnish Android phone users were consuming twice as much data as iPhone users at the end of 2012. The monthly data consumption of Android owners was 2.07 GB in November 2012, while iPhone...
(2 months and 27 days ago)
The U.S. Department of Justice's copyright infringement case against file storage service Megaupload is "prosecutorial overreach" based on a misreading of U.S. law, the site's lawyers argue in a white paper released Tuesday. The DOJ's prosecution of Megaupload and founder Kim Dotcom is based on a "theory" of criminal secondary copyright infringement, when those laws aren't...
(17 days ago)
Facebook has announced that it's teaming up with four of the world's largest corporate data brokers to "enhance" the ad experience for users. Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai obtain information gathered about users through online means (such as through cookies when users surf the web) as well as through offline means (such as through loyalty cards at supermarkets and...
(2 months and 17 days ago)
The founder of alleged piracy website Megaupload rebuffs new threat of extradition by the FBI, after the US wins an appeal point.
(2 months and 25 days ago)
If you don’t see the point of keeping data you have stored across assorted Google services separate then you’re in luck: The company agrees with you. Google announced on Monday that it is giving users “15 GB of unified storage for free to use… between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos,” thus giving them more flexibility to use their data space as they see fit. Users who want...
(10 days ago)
New Zealand's Supreme Court on Thursday granted Megaupload leave to appeal a ruling that denied it access to evidence the U.S. government holds. The permission gives Megaupload another chance to make its case to see a wide range of evidence it contends is necessary prior to extradition hearings scheduled for August for its founder, Kim Dotcom, and three colleagues. The...
(8 days ago)
Megaupload's founder gets permission to sue the NZ intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US investigation.
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Microsoft has finally joined Google and a small group of Internet firms that voluntarily reveal how often governments demand they hand over their users' private data. And the results show a wide disconnect in how two Internet giants cooperate--or don't--with the long arm of the law: While Microsoft is stingier with users' secrets in the U.S., it's given its users' data to...
(2 months and 5 days ago)
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' chief prosecutor has denied that its investigation into the Megaupload file-sharing site on charges of online piracy is an example of Washington bowing to Hollywood pressure.
(16 days ago)
MegaUpload lost a bid on Friday to see a trove of evidence held by U.S. prosecutors prior to extradition proceedings expected to begin later this year in New Zealand. The country's Court of Appeal rejected two lower court rulings from last year ordering U.S. prosecutors to share more information to support their allegation that the file-sharing service profited by...
(2 months and 25 days ago)
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