Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence

Apparently, in 2015, Yahoo Inc secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming e-mails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials.

European Union seeks to spur fast broadband roll-out with telecoms reform

The European Union aims to spur the roll-out of fast broadband across the 28-nation bloc by relaxing rules that force telecommunication companies to open up their networks to competitors.

EU: Europe needs to invest $800 billion in digital infrastructure to catch up with US

Europe needs to invest close to $800 billion in its digital infrastructure to catch up with the United States and China, said European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger.

FBI probes hacking of Democratic congressional group

The FBI is investigating a cyberattack against another US Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, apparently.

Facebook makes little progress in race, gender diversity

Facebook's employees are still mainly white or Asian males as the world's largest social network made little progress in hiring a more diverse talent pool over the past year.

Microsoft wins landmark appeal over seizure of foreign e-mails

A federal appeals court said Microsoft and other companies cannot be forced to turn over customer e-mails stored on servers outside the United States.

Judge Rejects Apple Bid for Injunction against Samsung

Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court, Northern District in San Jose (CA) rejected Apple’s latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars.

Oregon sues Oracle, claiming fraud over failed Obamacare website

The state of Oregon sued Oracle America and six of its top executives, accusing the software giant of fraud for failing to deliver a working website for the Affordable Care Act program.

Google wins victory in row with German publishers

A German regulator handed Google a victory as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the company by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.

Cox not interested in T-Mobile or going public: president

Cox Communications is not interested in merging with wireless carrier T-Mobile US or rival cable providers, Cox President Pat Esser said, dispelling rumors recently swirling about the private company.