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Apple, publishers conspired against $9.99 Amazon e-books, says lawsuit
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 18:27

From ArsTechnica:

"Terrified" by Amazon's Kindle e-reader and discounted e-book pricing, five major publishers allegedly acted together to increase e-book prices and compel Amazon to abandon its discount sales strategy. That's the gist of a new class action antitrust lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by the Hagens Berman litigation group.

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Facebook's facial recognition system is illegal
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 04 August 2011 17:47

From Fudzilla:

Social Notworking site Facebook has miffed the Germans again. This time it is the outfit's facial recognition feature that helps users tag photos.

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Apple resellers squeezed out of volume licensing model
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 18:59

From The Register:

Vendor 'turns its back' on software channel

Channel bully boy Apple has got its Premium Resellers second-guessing whether they will again feature in its plans for volume licensing after they were told no margin will be paid on the recently unveiled Final Cut Pro X.

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Comcast pulls plug on Seattle man
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:52

Paid for it, but can't use it

39-year-old gaming consultant, Andre Vrignaud, has been banned from Comcast's services for a year.  The reason being that his connection consumed more than 250GB of data, for two months in a row.

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Microsoft patent points to Skype snooping
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:22

From The Register:

A new Microsoft patent points towards Skype becoming equipped for lawful interception, which could be important as the service grows up to challenge traditional telcos.

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Staples Canada Accused Of Selling Computers With Old User Data On Hard Drive
Tech Business
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:37

From The Consumerist:

Staples stores in Canada have some explaining to do after a government audit found evidence that the office supply chain was violating Canadian privacy law by selling used computers and storage drives that still contained data belonging to the previous owner.

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