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Google to end China censorship after e-mail breach

Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human-rights activists into exposing their e-mail accounts to outsiders. The change of heart announced Tuesday heralds a major shift for the Internet’s search leader, which has repeatedly said it will obey Chinese laws(…)

Mind-Reading Systems for Air Security

A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind. Screeners pull him aside. Tragedy is averted. As far-fetched as that sounds, systems that aim to get inside an(…)

Where to buy Google Nexus Phone – Nexus Technical Specifications

Head on over to right now to see 3D demos of the Nexus One, order one of your very own (complete with engraving) for $529.00 + Tax, and generally bask in the glow of a Google website that shows they’re now completely and totally serious about the mobile phone space. Non-US citizens: we’re sorry,(…)

Is Google Shifts Into Online Retailing

Google yesterday started selling the Nexus One, a phone manufactured by HTC Corp. that uses the Android mobile operating system. The Mountain View, California-based company will also offer other devices that use Android, such as phones from Motorola Inc. By selling directly, Google can forge closer ties to consumers, potentially allowing the company to offer(…)

Much Awaited Google phone expected this week

Google is expected to ring in the new year by unveiling its own smartphone on Tuesday, the Nexus One, in a bid to expand its powerful Web brand in the booming mobile arena. The Internet search and advertising giant has already gained a foothold in the market with its Android mobile operating system, featured in(…)

Lenovo Unveils New AMD-Powered Business Laptops

With its line of consumer PCs slated for rollout at the Consumer Electronics Show later this week, Lenovo has chosen to unveil its latest line-up of business computers on Monday. Ranging from the new ThinkPad Edge series for small and mid-sized businesses to new ThinkPad ultraportable and mobile workstation models for enterprises, the new line(…)

China nabs 5,400 people for online porn in 2009

Chinese authorities caught nearly 5,400 suspects last year in a crackdown on online pornography and have vowed to strengthen Internet policing. Beijing‘s pervasive policing of cyberspace and attempts to block the Internet are already among the world’s most stringent. In a statement late Thursday, the Ministry of Public Security said the “purification of the Internet”(…)

Adobe to be Prime Target for Malware in 2010

The Chinese calendar says 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, but a report released from McAfee claims it could be the year of Adobe malware. Traditionally, the most common target for malware is Microsoft. Microsoft holds a dominant stake of the operating system, office productivity, and Web browser markets, so it’s only logical that(…)

Nokia expands patent dispute beyond Apple iPhone

NEW YORK – Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company’s other products also violate the Finnish phone maker’s patents. Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint against Apple with theU.S. International Trade Commission, alleging Apple’s iPhone, iPods and computers all violate Nokia’s intellectual(…)

Google in talks to buy review site Yelp

Google Inc is in talks to buy Yelp Inc, the popular website for reviews of local businesses, in a deal that could help the Internet search leader tap a lucrative local ads market, media reports say. Google may pay more than $500 million for Yelp, according to reports confirmed to Reuters by a person familiar with(…)

Twitter briefly blocked by hackers

Hackers briefly blocked access to the popular Internet messaging service Twitter, steering traffic to another Web site where a group reportedly calling itself the “Iranian Cyber Army” claimed responsibility. Users trying to reach Twitter early Friday were redirected to a Web page that CNN reported had a picture of a green flag and a message that said,(…)

Google fined $14,300 a day in France over books

A Paris court ruled Friday that Google Inc.’s expansion into digital books breaks France’s copyright laws, and a judge slapped the Internet search leader with a euro10,000-a-day fine until it stops showing literary snippets. Besides being fined the equivalent of $14,300 for each day in violation, Google was ordered to pay euro300,000 ($430,000) in damages(…)