RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case; Sony and EA experiment with new business models for older games; Internet of Things is 70 percent hackable; and how to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device.

Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

SEATTLE, Wash. – A U.S. district court judge has ruled against Microsoft in the company’s effort to oppose a U.S. government search warrant for emails stored in Ireland. On Thursday, Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected the company’s appeal of an earlier ruling requiring it to turn over emails stored in the company’s facility in Dublin. Preska ruled that Microsoft will not have to turn over the emails while it files an appeal. Preska, in an oral ruling from the bench, sided with a magistrate judge’s April ruling quashing Microsoft’s opposition to the warrant, related to a criminal case, from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read full story in PC World.

Sony, EA experiment with new business models for older games

NEW YORK, N.Y. – This week, both Electronic Arts and Sony revealed or began to roll out new services that have been described to various degrees as “Netflix for gaming.” That description, while catchy and useful for getting the gist of what each does across, doesn’t really capture the impact that either service could have based on how they will actually be used by customers.

Read full story in TechCrunch.

Internet of Things is ’70 percent hackable’

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – The Internet of Things is promising a heady future of connected homes and connected businesses but hackers are currently threatening the outcome, according to a new study from multinational tech firm Hewlett-Packard. The study looked at 10 kinds of Internet of Things gadgets, such as smart TVs, webcams and thermostats, and found 70% of all Internet of Things devices are hackable.

Read full story on IT Wire

How to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Privacy, in this age, seems to be a flight of fancy. Even separating the awareness Edward Snowden raised of the level of government surveillance, we live in a connected world. Almost every action we take online can be reviewed by someone. If you’re concerned about your privacy and security while using a mobile device, here are a few tips.

Read full story at GigOM.