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Facebook, Yahoo Want to Disclose FISA Orders Data

September 10, 2013 9:29 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook and Yahoo asked a secret court Monday to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The two tech companies filed separate, similar motions Monday with the secret court that oversees that law.

NY Judge Orders Apple To Modify eBook Contracts

September 9, 2013 10:55 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

Looking to force Apple to obey antitrust laws, a judge on Friday ordered the technology giant to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and said she will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies and training...

Silicon Valley Patent Office Shelved

September 3, 2013 10:49 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Silicon Valley's high-tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region. While most of the country is feeling some pinch from the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration...

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Brave New World: OTTs Address Security, Privacy Concerns

July 9, 2013 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Participants in the current debate over the NSA's surveillance programs seek a balance between security and privacy. While some argue that the government has overstepped its bounds, others say that the monitoring of communications is an essential tool for keeping the country’s citizens safe...

Microsoft Wants to Disclose Data on FISA Orders

June 28, 2013 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft has asked a court to let it disclose data on national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Microsoft made the request in a motion filed June 19 with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and unsealed this week...

Wireless Industry Finds Consensus on Regulatory Fees

June 20, 2013 4:42 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The wireless industry has found consensus that wireless and wireline should be kept separate as the FCC considers how it will assess and collect regulatory fees in 2013. In a filing that addresses the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) and the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

Obama Relying on Untested Oversight Board on NSA

June 19, 2013 9:26 am | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

The obscure oversight board that President Barack Obama wants to scrutinize the National Security Agency's secret surveillance system is little known for good reason. The U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has operated fitfully during its eight years of low-profile existence...

Court Hears Terse Testimony in e-Book Trial

June 12, 2013 8:43 am | by Hillel Italie, AP National Writer | News | Comments

  Macmillan CEO John Sargent, who testified this week at a trial over alleged price-fixing of e-books, was no one's idea of a friendly witness. Of the five publishers the U.S. Justice Department sued last year, Macmillan was the last to settle and the most defiant. The government alleged that Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group (USA)...

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Is Big Data Turning Government into 'Big Brother'?

June 10, 2013 9:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The revelations that the National Security Agency...

Motorola Mobility Says It Has Settled with TiVo

June 7, 2013 9:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility said Thursday that it has reached a settlement with digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. ahead of a patent trial that was to start in a Texas court next week. "We're pleased that all parties involved have reached an agreement to resolve pending litigation...

SF, NY Officials to Meet over Cellphone Thefts

June 6, 2013 9:58 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation's largest smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

ITC Rules for Samsung, Bans iPhone 4 Imports

June 5, 2013 9:25 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China...

Facebook: Audit Finds Privacy Practices Sufficient

April 25, 2013 9:31 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook says that an independent audit found its privacy practices sufficient during a six-month assessment period that followed a settlement with federal regulators. Facebook Inc. said it submitted the findings to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday evening...

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Google's Android Target of New Antitrust Complaint

April 9, 2013 8:52 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of companies led by Microsoft have called on European authorities to launch an antitrust investigation into Google's dominance of mobile Internet usage on smartphones. The "FairSearch" initiative of 17 companies — which includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle...

NY Appeals Court OKs Aereo Live Television Service

April 2, 2013 9:48 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Internet company offering inexpensive live broadcast television feeds to computers, tablets and smartphones doesn't violate U.S. copyright law, a divided federal appeals court said Monday. The 2-to-1 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared...

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now A Crime

January 28, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

An order issued Saturday by the U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will make unlocking a cell phone illegal under certain conditions. An amendment to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will apply to all cell phones...

RIM, InterDigital Extend Patent Agreements

January 2, 2013 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

InterDigital and RIM have reached an agreement to extend thet temr of their patent licensing agreement. In addition, the companies said in a statement that they have agreed to amend the patent license to add coverage for 4G products, including LTE and LTE-Advanced products...

Man Files Lawsuit Against LinkedIn

January 2, 2013 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pittsburgh-area man has filed a federal lawsuit against the networking company LinkedIn, claiming that it must tell him who put his name, personal cell phone and personal email on the site. Rick D. Senft, president of Passavant Memorial Homes, claims in the...

China Court Orders Apple To Pay in Rights Dispute

December 28, 2012 9:18 am | by 
Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Chinese court has ordered Apple Inc. to pay 1.03 million yuan ($165,000) to eight Chinese writers and two companies who say unlicensed copies of their work were distributed through Apple's online store. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled Thursday that Apple violated the writers' copyright...

Apple, Google Snag IP in $525M Kodak Patent Sale

December 19, 2012 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Kodak today announced that a consortium organized by Intellectual Venture and RPX Corporation have agreed to pay approximately $525 million for the purchase and license of patents. Intellecual Ventures counts heavy weights Apple and Google as member...

Judge Denies Apple Request to Ban Samsung Phones

December 18, 2012 9:22 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.'s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a jury recently found illegally used Apple technology. The immediate impact of the ruling means that Samsung can continue to sell three of the older-generation smartphones still on U.S. shelves.

Vringo Wins Patent Suit Against Google

November 7, 2012 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringtone company Vringo Inc. has won a patent lawsuit against Google and several other companies.

Apple, Google Suit Over Patent Rates Dismissed

November 6, 2012 5:52 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge in Madison, Wis., on Monday threw out a suit by Apple Inc. claiming that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is seeking unreasonably high license fees for the use of patents on wireless technology.

Judge Lifts US Ban on Sales of Samsung Tablet

October 3, 2012 7:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has lifted a ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Corp.'s Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer.

South Korean Court Rules Samsung Didn't Copy iPhone

August 24, 2012 7:28 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's Samsung won a home court ruling in its global smartphone battle against Apple on Friday when judges in Seoul said the company didn't copy the look and feel of the U.S. company's iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung's wireless technology.

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