ITworld Legal http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/42/all en The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/436732/kill-switch-here-ios-8-enables-it-default With the release of its new mobile operating system on Wednesday, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/436732/kill-switch-here-ios-8-enables-it-default" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/436732/kill-switch-here-ios-8-enables-it-default#comments IT Management Legal Operating Systems Security Software News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:55:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 436732 at http://www.itworld.com Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy http://www.itworld.com/legal/436560/yelp-settles-us-ftc-charges-violating-child-privacy Yelp has agreed to pay US$450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/436560/yelp-settles-us-ftc-charges-violating-child-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/436560/yelp-settles-us-ftc-charges-violating-child-privacy#comments Internet Legal Networking On-demand Software Security News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:06:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 436560 at http://www.itworld.com Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge http://www.itworld.com/legal/436503/lyft-car-pooling-opens-la-despite-regulatory-challenge Lyft is bringing its car-pooling service to Los Angeles, even while California regulators say it&#039;s illegal.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/436503/lyft-car-pooling-opens-la-despite-regulatory-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/436503/lyft-car-pooling-opens-la-despite-regulatory-challenge#comments Internet Legal Mobile & Wireless Networking On-demand Software Unified Communications News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:22:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 436503 at http://www.itworld.com Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436492/court-throws-out-3682-million-patent-award-against-apple A U.S. appeals court has thrown out a US$368.2 million award against Apple in a patent infringement case brought by patent-holding and software company VirnetX.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436492/court-throws-out-3682-million-patent-award-against-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436492/court-throws-out-3682-million-patent-award-against-apple#comments IT Management Legal Security News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:17:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 436492 at http://www.itworld.com German court lifts countrywide ban on UberPop http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436442/german-court-lifts-countrywide-ban-uberpop The Frankfurt Regional Court has lifted a nationwide preliminary ban on Uber Technologies&#039; ride-sharing service UberPop, ruling that there is no urgent need for an emergency ban.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436442/german-court-lifts-countrywide-ban-uberpop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436442/german-court-lifts-countrywide-ban-uberpop#comments IT Management Legal News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:18:50 +0000 IDGNS staff 436442 at http://www.itworld.com Today's security hacks are after more than bank info http://www.itworld.com/security/436412/todays-security-hacks-are-after-more-bank-info Customers cringe every time they hear about a bank, retail or healthcare hack that puts personal or financial data at risk. Today&#039;s hackers are after much more that credit card numbers, though -- and most firms are powerless to stop them.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/436412/todays-security-hacks-are-after-more-bank-info" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/436412/todays-security-hacks-are-after-more-bank-info#comments Data Protection IT Management Legal Security News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:04:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 436412 at http://www.itworld.com HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials http://www.itworld.com/security/436005/hp-unit-pleads-guilty-bribing-russian-officials A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard has admitted violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian officials to win a contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/436005/hp-unit-pleads-guilty-bribing-russian-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/436005/hp-unit-pleads-guilty-bribing-russian-officials#comments IT Management Legal Security News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:55:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 436005 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports http://www.itworld.com/legal/435957/microsoft-urges-african-authorities-combat-counterfeit-phone-imports Microsoft is speaking out publicly to push African government officials to step up efforts to halt the influx of cheap, counterfeit handsets coming into the region from Asia.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/435957/microsoft-urges-african-authorities-combat-counterfeit-phone-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/435957/microsoft-urges-african-authorities-combat-counterfeit-phone-imports#comments Legal News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:34:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 435957 at http://www.itworld.com Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention' http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention Swedish law requiring network operators to retain communications metadata continues to breach European Union rules, according to Swedish ISP Bahnhof, which has asked the European Commission to intervene.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention#comments Government IT Management Legal News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:38:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 435911 at http://www.itworld.com CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty http://www.itworld.com/security/435860/cto-liberty-reserve-payment-network-pleads-guilty The CTO of a Costa Rica-based payment network that U.S. prosecutors allege primarily served the cybercriminal underworld pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/435860/cto-liberty-reserve-payment-network-pleads-guilty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/435860/cto-liberty-reserve-payment-network-pleads-guilty#comments IT Management Legal Security News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:38:22 +0000 IDGNS staff 435860 at http://www.itworld.com German court denies Uber's request for suspension of nationwide ban http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435739/german-court-denies-ubers-request-suspension-nationwide-ban The Frankfurt Regional Court has denied Uber Technologies&#039; request to suspend a nationwide ban in Germany on its ride-sharing UberPop service, a court spokesman said Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435739/german-court-denies-ubers-request-suspension-nationwide-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435739/german-court-denies-ubers-request-suspension-nationwide-ban#comments IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:05:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 435739 at http://www.itworld.com German court requires Google to stop ignoring customer emails http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435691/german-court-requires-google-stop-ignoring-customer-emails A German court has required Google to stop ignoring customer emails and start offering a way to communicate with the company.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435691/german-court-requires-google-stop-ignoring-customer-emails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435691/german-court-requires-google-stop-ignoring-customer-emails#comments IT Management Legal News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:46:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 435691 at http://www.itworld.com Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435674/libraries-may-digitize-books-without-permission-eu-top-court-rules European libraries may digitize books and make them available at electronic reading points without first gaining consent of the copyright holder, the highest European Union court ruled Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435674/libraries-may-digitize-books-without-permission-eu-top-court-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435674/libraries-may-digitize-books-without-permission-eu-top-court-rules#comments IT Management Legal News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:19:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 435674 at http://www.itworld.com Chinese regulator urges Qualcomm to help local companies make money http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money Qualcomm is being urged by a top Chinese regulator to make money in the country in tandem with its local partners.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money#comments Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:22:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 435644 at http://www.itworld.com Decision in EU Google antitrust case postponed to next Commission's term http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435550/decision-eu-google-antitrust-case-postponed-next-commissions-term A European antitrust probe into Google&#039;s search practices will be extended through October, into the term of the next European Commission, a Commissions spokesman said.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435550/decision-eu-google-antitrust-case-postponed-next-commissions-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435550/decision-eu-google-antitrust-case-postponed-next-commissions-term#comments IT Management Legal News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:50:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 435550 at http://www.itworld.com