News bites: French authorities raid Apple's offices

Gamers have started to hack into the software of classic video games, such as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Super Mario Bros," to make the female characters the heroines of the games' storylines, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says a proposed New Zealand law would broaden the ability of the United States to conduct surveillance on New Zealanders, Reuters writes.

A telecommunications lawyer alleged that Verizon has understated the amount it collected on false charges on consumers' bills in a petition filed to the Federal Communications Commission, The New York Times reports.

Apple is close to a deal with Time Warner Cable that would let its subscribers access channels via Apple TV, Bloomberg says.

The founder of Google Reader said he would have left Google to build out the popular Web product if he was at the company today, Forbes reports.