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It's a simple fact of the internet that people are mean, but what happens when the meanies of the internet cross over into defamation territory? That's the subject of a court case between Google Australia and 7-Eleven executive and former sportsman Shane Radbone where the former has just been ordered to reveal the identity of anonymous bloggers.

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When two bloggers signed on to a trip to IFA 2012 in Berlin with the Samsung Mob!lers program, they made it clear they would be covering their own stories. When the two bloggers found they'd be made to play booth babe for a week, they put their foot down. That's when Samsung allegedly threatened to leave them there, with no help to get home. The story put a huge dent in Samsung's reputation yesterday, and now a new email has surfaced indicating that the South Korean gadget giant is ready to apologise for its behaviour.

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Just as the Google vs Oracle Java lawsuit wraps up, both companies have been ordered by a judge to disclose any payments made to bloggers for their comments during the trial. Google has claimed it had none, contrary to Oracle's assertions, and Oracle has 'fessed up to one such financial arrangement itself.