The European Union still has concerns about Windows 10's privacy practices despite Microsoft making efforts to address the issue. Microsoft has faced criticism from the EU since 2016 and it is making adjustments in response. Privacy-related changes are in the Creators Update.
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom could end up being extradited to the US, but not on the copyright infringement charges his case is known for. The New Zealand High Court has ruled there are enough grounds for Dotcom and three others to be extradited to the US.
Discussions between Microsoft, Google, entertainment companies, and the UK government have led to a new code of practice for Google and Bing in the country. That code of practice will see the search engines further demote sites involved in entertainment piracy.
Australia has decided Uber will be treated as a taxi service in the country. Uber had argued it's not a taxi service since drivers aren't considered employees and aren't like regular taxi drivers, but an Australian court struck down that line of argument.
Although South Korean officials initially failed to get an arrest warrant for Samsung's vice chair Jay Y. Lee, they didn't fail in their second attempt. Bolstered by new charges of hiding criminal proceeds and violating asset transfer laws, an arrest warrant was obtained.
House and Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have introduced a bill, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, that would require police obtain warrants before using stingray cell trackers. Those devices generate fake cell sites to capture data.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly posted a series of tweets that were more overtly critical of US president Donald Trump's policies. One of his statements clearly laid out his view of Trump's immigration order, stating "the Muslim immigration ban is not right."
Right to Repair legislation that's under consideration in Nebraska will be fought by Apple, reports Vice's Motherboard. If the legislation were to pass, Apple and other companies would need to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops.
New punishments for whistleblowers and journalists have appeared in a draft of legislation that'll update the UK's Official Secrets Act. Under the new legislation, individuals found to be handling leaked information could end up in jail for up to 14 years.
In their ongoing investigation of government corruption, authorities in South Korea could end up arresting other Samsung officials. The Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea is considering whether more arrest warrants for Samsung Group executives should be issued.
Harold Martin, a former NSA contractor working for Booz Allen Hamilton, has been indicted on 20 criminal counts for stealing government documents. Every charge comes with a max sentence of 10 years. His situation is somewhat reminiscent of Edward Snowden.
The US House of Representatives easily passed a bill that requires law enforcement to receive a warrant before emails can be searched. This is the second time the Email Privacy Act has passed in the House. It failed to get through the Senate last year.
Major tech companies are among a set of 97 firms that have filed an amicus brief in a Washington state court in opposition to President Trump's executive order on immigration. Prior to filing the document, many of the companies had individually voiced concerns.
Under the leadership of a new commissioner, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dropped all zero-rating investigations. The agency had been examining potentially problematic practices from wireless carriers who favored certain streaming services over others.
The European Commission has launched investigations into alleged price manipulation by ASUS, Denon & Marantz, Philips, and Pioneer. A press release about the investigations explains the companies are accused of keeping online European retailers from setting their own prices.
Facebook's WhatsApp is facing a lawsuit in Germany from a watchdog group that claims the messaging app is violating user privacy and trust. The lawsuit deals with the app's practice of collecting data and sharing it with Facebook, which was announced in August 2016.
Washington-based tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft, and Expedia are supporting the state's lawsuit against the federal government over Trump's immigration order. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is filing the suit in federal court claiming the order is unconstitutional.
Twitter has revealed two data requests from the FBI that some believe could be unconstitutional and a major overreach from the agency. It received the national security letters (NSLs) in 2015 and 2016. They were delivered along with gag orders, preventing their disclosure.
Officials with the US border patrol are using data from Facebook to figure out if green card holders can re-enter the US, claims immigration lawyer Mana Yegani. Following President Trump's executive order on immigration, agents have been extensively questioning people.
In response to Trump's major immigration order, which has effectively barred people from seven countries from entering the US, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent out a memo requesting all overseas employees return. Those employees were overseas for vacation or business.