Suzanne Choney , NBC News – 16 hrs.
A man examines the new iPad mini at an Apple store in Saint-Herblain, western France, on November 15, 2012.European Union competition watchdogs said Friday they were “looking into” potential anti-trust issues at iPad and iPhone giant Apple, following queries raised by telecommunications operators.”The European Commission has been made aware of Apple distribution practices for iPads and iPhones,” a spokesman for EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told a regular news briefing. He said there had been “no formal complaints” lodged with the authority, but added that inspectors were “looking into” the issues raised.
Yeganeh Torbati , Reuters – 1 day DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have blocked the use of most “virtual private networks”, a tool that many Iranians use to get around an extensive government Internet filter, Iranian media quoted an official as saying on Sunday.A widespread government Internet filter prevents Iranians from accessing many sites on the official grounds they are offensive or criminal. Many Iranians evade the filter through use of VPN software, which provides encrypted links directly to private networks based abroad, and can allow a computer to behave as if it is based in another country. But authorities have now blocked “illegal” VPN access, an Iranian legislator told the Mehr news agency on Sunday