USB drive can be used as evidence in child porn case, judge rules

A man who forgot to remove a thumb drive from a shared computer that he was using, waived his privacy claims to the content on that device, a federal judge in Florida has

Published on: April 15th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Google, Viacom slug it out over YouTube video clips

If you love an old-fashioned courtroom battle with a new media twist, the Google vs. Viacom copyright-infringement case makes for great entertainment. This lengthy (and particularly pissy) quarrel, which dates back to 2007,

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Conviction of top Google execs in Italy sparks global outrage

An Italian's judge's decision to impose six-month suspended jail sentences on Google Inc.'s global privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, and two other company executives over a video showing the bullying of a disabled teenager

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Iceman gets 13 years, must pay $27.5M to hacking victims

A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing credit card account numbers.Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Settling technology disputes out of court better and cheaper

See you in court. It's a phrase nobody likes to hear, and one that should be used less in the technology sector, say lawyers with experience in arbitration and mediation.These alternative dispute resolution

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Grant Buckler