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Google and Facebook feel the wrath of German open source advocate

Criticism comes as users start leaving certain social media and messaging platforms

Tech City UK backs IoT startups in London and Cambridge with £1m

Money awarded through Innovate UK launchpad competition

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

The Bing Developer Assistant now works with C#, but more languages are on the way

Apple WatchKit for developers

framework gives design guidelines and details of how the Watch will work

Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta

Large response to the new Web-based publishing tool led Microsoft to expand its test program

Jury clears Apple of antitrust charges in iTunes exclusivity case

A class-action lawsuit alleged Apple locked out competing devices and music services to hurt its rivals

Spotify-backer Northzone Ventures to invest £208m in European and US startups

Index Ventures and Balderton Capital also raised sizable funds earlier this year

Hints of Nest integration appear in Google Now

We've been expecting it since summer, but now it looks like you'll soon be able to control the Nest thermostat with Google Now.

Uber makes U-turn after upping fares near Sydney hostage crisis

Cab app firm claims users were a victim of its algorithm and try to quell critics with free rides

More trouble brewing for Uber in Brussels

Uber is an illegal service that keeps violating the rules, a Brussels minister said

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Malicious Git code repositories can execute rogue commands on client machines interacting with them

GameAnalytics startup brings in former AOL MD as it raises £3.5m

The Copenhagen company is running its commercial operation in London

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

Microsoft's Lumia Gestures app lets you control Windows Phone without touching the screen

A new app for Windows Phone lets Lumia owners answer the phone just by picking it up.

Dutch regulator asks Facebook to hold off on privacy update, is rebuffed

Facebook said it won't wait, Dutch also pursuing Google

Quantum physics deployed in quest for fraud-proof credit cards

Researchers say attackers would be hard-pressed to hack a card with Quantum-Secure Authentication

Android apps exploit permissions granted, French researchers find

One app in three accesses location, and two in three track users' identities, a study by CNIL and INRIA found

Dutch authority to Google: change privacy policy or else

Google has to change its ways or start paying hefty penalties, the Dutch privacy regulator said

Facebook stops using Bing search technology

Facebook currently pushes search queries to people and places that it has stored on its network.

Google wants you to design the Internet of Things

Impatient for the Internet of Things, Google is providing seed money for reseraching new technologies


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