An aircraft fleet owned by Google's founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the billionaires $5.3M dating back to depths of the Great Recession in 2009. A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions there have steadily improved in the last 18 months. Mobile phone unlocking, once considered by phone companies as violations of their legal agreements, may soon become accepted by the industry. That's the word from the head of the FCC. Only weeks after an American case between Apple and Samsung came to an end, with Apple winning millions, the company has won another lawsuit against Samsung in South Korea. Insisting that removing identification from phone data isn't enough, privacy organizations called on the Federal Communications Commission to stop gov't from raiding phone records.
NSA Chief on Spying: There's No Other Way Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA chief, says he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records.
Dell Targets Educational Market with a Chromebook The latest in a string of PC manufacturers to bring a Google Chromebook to the market is Dell. The company's Chromebook 11 is aimed at students and teachers, and will only be available to schools.
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers Updated ConvergedSystems and Converged Storage for virtualization, cloud and big data from HP offer faster implementation and lower costs for the next-gen data centers, the company says.
A New Brand Name Powers Wireless Charging The tech industry's Alliance for Wireless Power is going where no charging technology has gone before. The alliance has debuted a brand, Rezence, to serve as the official name for its wireless power technology.