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US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned

October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

he Apple/Samsung patent war keeps grinding on. In the latest battle, Samsung’s request that it be allowed to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration. US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned. More >

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Tags: Apple · Business · Google · Infrastructure · Legal · Linux · Operating System · Samsung · SmartPhone

US court rules masking IP address to access blocked Website violates law

August 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in Northern District of California has ruled that avoiding an IP address block to connect to a Website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Some have taken this decision to mean that the court’s broad interpretation of the law may mean accessing Websites that are […]

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Tags: Business · Internet · Legal · Network · Privacy · Security · Web Services

Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw

August 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Groklaw, one of the most influential intellectual property law news and analysis sites, has closed its doors. Its creator, chief writer and editor Pamela “PJ” Jones, decided to shut down Groklaw because of the threat of email surveillance. Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw. More >

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Tags: Business · Journalism · Legal · Linux · Operating System · Privacy · Security

GitHub improves open-source licensing polices

July 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Simon Phipps, director of the Open Source Initiative, pointed out a problem late in 2012 with GitHub, the popular open-source development community site. Most of the GitHub-hosted projects did not have any license. By default, that made the programs subject to copyright protection with all rights reserved exclusively for the author. This means it’s not […]

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Tags: Business · Development · Legal · Open Source

All about Prism, Internet privacy and — wait! — squirrel!

July 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

As the saga surrounding the revelations about the National Security Agency’s Prism program unfolded, I half expected a public figure to arise and declaim, a la Howard Beale in the movie Network, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” I’m still waiting. The story is getting plenty of attention […]

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Tags: Business · E-Mail · Internet · Journalism · Legal · Network · Privacy · Security