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NZ Prime Minister apologizes to MegaUpload's Kim DotCom

Today New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key issued an apology to Kim DotCom for failing to protect him against illegal surveillance performed by NZ authorities. DotCom is the brains behind the long defunct MegaUpload, a file sharing service shut down…

Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…

Iran bans select industries from using foreign e-mail providers

Over the weekend, Iran's telecommunications minster warned that in-country financial institutions, insurance firms and communications companies will be limited exclusively to .ir domains for hosting and email purposes. For better or worse, the national mandate will prevent applicable organizations from…