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April 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed

Linux and open-source software have had to content with intellectual property (IP) legal challenges for years. Now, Google has started a new effort to bring peace to potential Android IP sore points: PAX. PAX: Android patent protection consortium formed. More>

March 16, 2017
by sjvn01
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Daimler joins Linux’s Open Invention Network patent-protection group

When you think of Linux and open-source companies, the automobile industry is not the first business to spring to mind. But maybe it should be. Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the Linux and open-source … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
by sjvn01
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Draft law to require warrants for border device searches

If you, an American citizen who can trace his or her ancestry to the Mayflower, return home from a trip abroad, US border agents can take your phone, tablet, or tablet — and demand you open its data to them. … Continue reading

February 7, 2017
by sjvn01
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Email Privacy Act passed by House, but don’t get your hopes up

Do you want the IRS, FBI, or SEC looking into your email without a warrant? Probably not. That’s why a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Email Privacy Act after it failed to pass last year. This law would keep … Continue reading