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After putting Google on notice, Dutch privacy watchdog eyes Facebook

A day after issuing an ultimatum to Google to adhere to its privacy regulations or face a penalty, the Dutch Data Protection Authority announced a probe into Facebook’s privacy policy for handling user data and photos.

Top Google searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola

Sorry Kim Kardashian, you didn't break the Internet this year. The honor of No. 1 trending search on Google actually went to Robin Williams.

Google's EU woes continue with threats from Dutch authorities

Google’s never-ending battle with European laws and regulations continues this week.

Uber's latest controversies: Australia, France and Tampa

Uber, the ride-hailing company, continues to make news around the world.

Chinese search giant Baidu said ready to invest $600 million in Uber

Chinese search giant Baidu is set to invest $600 million in Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing company, according to a source quoted by Bloomberg.

FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries

In a partisan 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a major increase in funding to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access.

U.S. slips in measure of Internet freedom, access

The Internet in 2014 is less free and more unequal and, as far as wealthy nations go, the U.S. could be doing a lot better on that score, according to the latest research from the World Wide Web Foundation.

Bebe confirms data breach in U.S. stores

Women’s clothing retailer Bebe is the latest big-name store to fall victim to a breach exposing customers’ credit and debit card information.

Uber raises $1.2 billion, company now valued at $40 billion

Uber Technologies Inc. may have had a bad month of publicity, but that doesn’t appear to have bothered investors.

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook partnership

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are "consciously uncoupling” to the tune of about $125 million in cash and stock.

Tablet maker Fuhu looks to turn kids into subscribers

Children’s computer tablet maker Fuhu has about 2 million registered users. Now the El Segundo start-up is looking to tap them for some steady income.

Apple's $1-billion antitrust suit goes to trial this week

After an almost decade-long legal battle in federal court, Apple is facing a jury in Oakland on Tuesday that will decide whether the Cupertino, Calif.-based company violated antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods.

Sprint launches deal to cut bills in half for Verizon, AT&T customers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but Sprint is rolling out one of its biggest price cuts ever.

J2's Hemi Zucker says quiet L.A. tech establishment to play bigger role

Hemi Zucker watched Hollywood transform from what he saw as a "seedy, kind of dead" afterthought to a thriving neighborhood. Now, he’s noticing the same evolution in the Los Angeles tech community.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: It's too soon to talk about selling Shots photo app

Reports have swirled recently that Twitter is looking to acquire Shots, a year-old photo-sharing app that has investors including Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin Bieber.

Lyft distances itself from fist bump during busiest week yet

Are you meant to sit in the front or back seat? How chatty are you meant to be? And do you have to fist bump the driver upon getting into and leaving the car? 

5 tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in Europe, ditching the old magnetic strip...

EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up

The European Union’s parliament is considering a proposal that pushes for Google’s dominant search engine business to be split from its other “commercial services,” according to media reports.

Kindle Fire owners get free access to Washington Post

The Washington Post announced a new app on Thursday that gives Amazon Fire tablet users free online access to the paper.

Where Paul McCartney, virtual reality and a 3D camera collide

Sir Paul McCartney is sitting less than five feet from me at a grand piano, singing his 1973 hit "Live and Let Die." When I turn my head to the right, his drummer is about six feet away. If I swivel 90 degrees, I can see the production crew hoisting cameras and running power cords behind the...

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