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FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Senate appear to be stepping up their antitrust investigations of Google, a development that follows more formal investigations already underway in Europe.

Pentagon gets guidelines for cyberwar
President Obama has given the Pentagon guidelines for cyberattacks. They govern the use of cyberattacks in warfare. They also stress the importance of strengthening defenses against computer attacks


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Rumor: iPhone 5 set for September launch
According to insiders, Apple is planning to launch a new iPhone in September. The phone will feature a faster processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Apple will reportedly also launch a cheaper version of the iPhone

In wireless lawsuit fray, Apple snags mobile touchscreen patent
Apple snags a U.S. patent related to user interactions with touchscreen displays on mobile devices. It’s the latest win in an epic volley of wireless tech lawsuits.

Apple iPhone Patent a Huge Blow to Rival Smartphone Makers
Apple’s newly awarded patent gives it ownership of the capacitive multitouch interface, spelling big trouble for rival smartphone makers, say patent experts.

Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs?
What’s the best way to deal with malicious software on PCs and Macs? You can’t answer that question until you know how malware gets installed in the first place. Here’s a reality check

Looking for a smartphone bargain? Check out prepaid
While traditional mobile operators get rid of unlimited data and raise pricing, prepaid operators are getting hot new smartphones and offering cheap unlimited everything plans.

Firefox 5: New, but improved?
Yes, there’s already a new version of Firefox out. Hurray! But, is there anything really "new" in it? Not so much.