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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... Kong just over a year ago to take advantage of "hands off" laws. Watch: Team BlackSheep's drone video of Hong Kong "The laws are pretty good because we fly for fun. ... Allan Chiang Yam-wang said in April the government should "take the lead" on law reforms to address privacy issues caused by drones. Charles Mok, lawmaker for the IT sector, has also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google, Microsoft to put 'kill switches' in smartphones

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by BLOOM

    ... Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. He helped start a coalition of law enforcement officials and consumer and public safety activists that has prodded the industry to add the theft- deterrence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537094/google-microsoft-put-kill-switches-smartphones
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Inside Bloodhound SSC, the car aiming to crack the 1,000mph mark

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Hi-tech cockpit for record bid hoping to push back the laws of physics Inside the car aiming for the 1,000 mph mark Andy Green, RAF fighter pilot, record breaker and action ... the idea was not just to make history but to push back the laws of physics and inspire a new generation across the world to become scientists and engineers. "This is the greatest engineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1533390/inside-bloodhound-ssc-car-aiming-crack-1000mph-mark
  4. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    State media calls for 'severe punishment' for US tech firms including Google and Apple

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... to governments only in accordance with the law.” Microsoft declined to provide immediate comment. Facebook, Yahoo, Apple and Cisco were not immediately available for comment. Facebook is currently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525260/state-media-calls-severe-punishment-us-tech-firms-including-google-and
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    No after-work e-mails: Big European firms curb phone use outside office hours

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... a "right to unplug" for workers in the technology and consultancy sectors, where there are no set working hours. The law effectively obliges workers to hang up their phones and portable ... Europe's biggest union, some of the measures already introduced do not go far enough and, it argues, enforceable legislation is required. Nevertheless in Sweden there is scepticism that a law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520022/no-after-work-e-mails-big-european-firms-curb-phone-use-outside-office
  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war

    Posted May 17th 2014, 11:04am by Bloomberg

    ... together to reform patent law. The suits to be dismissed involve patent disputes regarding Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit. The deal does not include Apple's patent battles ... on Samsung, which is by far the largest Android phone manufacturer," said Brian Love, a Santa Clara University School of Law professor. The agreement signals a de-escalation in hostilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1514173/apple-google-call-truce-smartphone-patent-war
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Publisher Mathias Doepfner accuses Google of being a monopoly

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... as a 'racket' The chief executive of Europe's largest newspaper publisher has accused Google of abusing a monopoly position in the digital economy to discriminate against competitors and build up ... of Germany's Axel Springer publishing house, said the US company was operating a business model that "in less reputable circles would be called a protection racket", discriminating against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486183/publisher-mathias-doepfner-accuses-google-being-monopoly
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple claims victory in Samsung patent dispute, but verdict less clear-cut

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 01:40pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... Apple of infringing on patents related to transmitting digital video and storing digital images. Brian Love, a Santa Clara University law professor who followed the case, said the outcome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1503334/us-jury-orders-smartphone-maker-samsung-pay-apple-us120m
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple and Google among tech giants who settle case over alleged plot to hold down Silicon Valley salaries

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 12:26am by Reuters

    ... filings. That could have tripled to US$9 billion under antitrust law. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and the opportunity to peek into the world ... at the University of Michigan Law School. One likely formula would be to divide the damages based on how many employees each company has in the class, he said. Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel in 2010 settled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1497090/apple-and-google-among-tech-giants-who-settle-case-over-alleged-plot-hold
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google pays 1m euro fine in Italy over Street View concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:00am by Reuters in Milan

    ... wiretap law when its accidentally collected personal data while building Street View. Google was also fined 145,000 euros last year by a privacy regulator in Germany for inadvertently intercepting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464538/google-pays-1m-euro-fine-italy-over-street-view-concerns

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