Stories by Loek Essers

Dutch intelligence illegally shared data with foreign services, says report

The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) illegally shared data with foreign services and hacked Web forums without ministerial approval, according to a report made at the request of the Dutch House of Representatives.

Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases

Google is facing a lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices by children.

Samsung removes standard-essential patent claims from US Apple suit

Samsung Electronics removed three standard-essential patents claims from its dispute with Apple in a California federal court.

Samsung removes standard-essential patent claims from US Apple suit

Samsung Electronics removed three standard-essential patents claims from its dispute with Apple in a California federal court.

NSA created 'European bazaar' to spy on EU citizens, Snowden tells European Parliament

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has turned the European Union into a tapping "bazaar" in order to spy on as many EU citizens as possible, NSA leaker Edward Snowden said.

Getty makes 35 million images embeddable to gather data, monetize usage

Media company Getty Images had made about 35 million of its images embeddable in order to start gathering data and better monetize usage of its material, the company said on Thursday.

Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products

Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.

Adobe's Revel photo-editing app comes to Android

Adobe has made its Revel photo-app available for Android, allowing users to share and edit photos on their Android devices.

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Apple teams with car makers to roll out hands-free iPhone controls

Apple has teamed with car manufacturers to let drivers use their iPhones to make calls, access music, get directions and send and receive messages with a touch or a voice command using the car's display and controls.

Slideshow: Amsterdam architects start printing a 3D canal house

Amsterdam firm, DUS Architects, has started printing the first building blocks of a 3D-printed canal house.

German court invalidates Microsoft mapping patent

The German Federal Patent Court has invalidated a Microsoft mapping patent because it lacked an inventive step, a court spokeswoman said Friday. The company had alleged that Motorola Mobility and Google infringed the patent in the Google Maps app.

German court dismisses €1.57 billion patent suit against Apple

The Mannheim Regional Court has dismissed a lawsuit in which German patent licensing firm IPCom demanded €1.57 billion (US$2.1 billion) in damages from Apple for infringing a 3G patent, a court spokesman said Friday.

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.

LCD cartel fines reduced by E.U. court

The General Court of the European Union has slightly reduced fines imposed on LG Display and InnoLux for taking part in a cartel that fixed prices of LCD panels.

Munich opts for open source groupware from Kolab

Munich is continuing its switch to open source software with its decision to start using Kolab Enterprise groupware for its city-wide IT infrastructure.

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