EU fines Samsung, nine other chip makers over cartel
The EU Commission fined the world's biggest memory chip makers, including Samsung, Infineon and Toshiba, a total of 331 million euros (403 million dollars) on Wednesday for operating a cartel.
CarTel project researching cars as mobile sensors
Data about road and traffic conditions can come from radio stations’ helicopters, the Department of Transportation’s roadside sensors, or even, these days, updates from ordinary people with cell phones. ...
EU slaps huge fine on South Korea, Taiwan LCD cartel
The European Commission has imposed 649 million euros in fines on South Korean and Taiwanese electronics firms for secretly fixing prices of LCD flat screens for Europe's TVs and computers.
Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels (Update)
Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals.
Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels
(AP) Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful drug cartels.
EU regulators suspect worldwide cartel in CD, DVD drives
The European Commission on Tuesday said it had sent a "statement of objections" to 13 firms suspected of taking part in a cartel for optical disk drives, used to read or write data on CDs and DVDs.
EU launches probe into suspected chipmaker cartel
EU anti-trust authorities announced on Monday a formal cartel probe into smartcard chipmakers—the motors for everything from bank and mobile SIM cards to electronic ID papers, after talks aimed at securing ...
Mexicans turn to social media to report on drug war
They tweet and blog about street gunfights and murders in Mexican regions plagued by the drug war, keeping people informed about gangland crimes which local newspapers are too afraid to report on.