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China Bans Government Purchases of Apple Products

After the Chinese government published a software procurement list last week that excluded foreign anti-virus vendors like Kaspersky Lab and Symantec Corp, which had previously sold software to Chinese agencies, they’ve now also prohibited the purchase of…

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Chinese Authorities Pay an ‘Unexpected’ Visit to Microsoft Offices

Microsoft offices from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu have been unexpectedly visited by the Chinese State Administration for Industry & Commerce, according to a report from Reuters. A spokesperson for the company has confirmed the visit,…

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Singapore Plans to Get Rid of Illegal Websites with New Law

Singapore is said to have its Law Ministry cooking up a law since April, similar to what is currently in effect in the UK, which will amend the Copyright Act and force ISPs to block infringing…

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20% of All Websites in the UK Are Blocked

A report by the Open Rights Group has shown that UK Internet Service Providers now block around one-fifth of all websites. This is a recent move by the government and the ISP’s to help protect young adults from…

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The word iPhone becomes banned in Mexico after trademark ruling

We hear enough these days about how Apple is taking on Samsung for the nth reason yet again, but over the last few months there has been another case brewing with Apple, but this time it is against…

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Mediabridge Banned From Amazon After Threatening Customer Over A Bad Review

Earlier this week it was reported that Mediabridge sent in the lawyers and threatened an Amazon customer for posting a negative review of their product, this is obviously a very stupid thing for them to do,…

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Bitcoin Banned In Russia, Said To Be Used In Money Laundering ‘Activities’

Are you living in Russia? Do you have a Bitcoin wallet or mining for Bitcoins? Even purchase stuff using the cryptocurrency? Well, now you are apparently breaking the law. The Central Bank of Russia ‘got upset’…

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Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Electronic Art’s favourite multiplayer shooter game, Battlefield 4, has been banned in China starting this week due to the supposed discrediting of China’s national image in the futuristic plot line. The game is now deemed as…

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HTC One Mini Ban Suspended By UK Court of Appeals

A few days ago, the UK court banned the sale of HTC One Mini smartphones after the court ruled that HTC was infringing on patents held by Nokia. It appears that the UK Court of Appeals…

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Don’t Curse On Your Xbox Upload Studio Videos, It Might Get You Banned

Over the last couple of days we have heard many reports of users having their Xbox Live account privileges revoked or limited, it took a while for people to narrow down why this was happening and…

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3D Printed Guns Now Illegal In Philadelphia

Personally, I thought 3D printed guns were already illegal, given that their not licences, incredibly dangerous to the user (they tend to explode when fired), not to mention the fact that they’re cheap and practically untraceable.…

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Major Nelson Responds To Yesterdays Xbox One Ban

Yesterday was quite the roller-coaster of Xbox One information and yet another PR right hook from Sony that no doubt caught Microsoft at a bad time. First we brought you news that one user had gotten…

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Don’t Use Your Xbox One Pre-Release Day, Console Bans Already Being Handed Out!

Earlier today we brought you news that a user had gotten his Xbox One dispatched to him early by Target. This of course was a mistake, but naturally the person who got their hardware early thought…

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Pornography To Be Blocked In United Kingdom By End Of 2013

If you don’t like porn then this really won’t matter to you, but if you do like porn this might send you into an uproar. To clarify before I begin, I want to give you a…

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State Of Decay Game Banned In Australia

On the back of Australia banning the unreleased Saints Row 4 from being sold, the same thing has happened to the game State of Decay by Undead Labs. The Australian Classification Board has said that the…

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FCC to Investigate Smartphone Unlocking Ban

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission mentioned about the Library of Congress’s controversial decision to stop allowing consumers to unlock their cellphones so that they can switch to their preferred wireless carriers. FCC chairman Julius…