Researchers say off-the-shelf criminal-investigation software is being used to track political dissidents around the world, The New York Times reports.
Despite its loss in U.S. courts, Samsung scored a win in Japan in its patent fight with Apple, The Washington Post reports.
But a separate Apple lawsuit against Samsung could have broad implications for Google and its Android operating system, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Reuters, meanwhile, reports that the CEOs of Google and Apple have been privately discussing intellectual-property issues.
With a new version rumored to be on its way, Amazon says its Kindle Fire tablets have sold out, resports USA Today.