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Google and Cisco strike patent deal

Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.

Written by Loek Essers04 Feb. 14 13:49

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

Germany's federal prosecutor is considering if there is enough evidence to warrant a formal, criminal investigation into the German government's alleged involvement in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Written by Loek Essers03 Feb. 14 16:44

German government faces legal action over NSA spying

The German government and the German Federal Intelligence Service are facing legal action because they allegedly aided the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program.

Written by Loek Essers29 Jan. 14 10:57

EU human rights court gives priority to UK mass surveillance case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fast-tracked a complaint alleging that the U.K. government illegally used Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens, privacy campaigners said Friday.

Written by Loek Essers24 Jan. 14 13:55

New think tank tackles Internet governance

An international think tank launched at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday with the goal of influencing the future governance of the Internet.

Written by Loek Essers22 Jan. 14 16:54

Google loses UK bid to block Safari cookie privacy case

Google lost a bid to block a privacy lawsuit in the U.K. over alleged unauthorized placement of cookies on devices running Apple's Safari browser when the U.K. High Court ruled on Thursday that the case falls within the scope of the country's jurisdiction.

Written by Loek Essers16 Jan. 14 16:08