Since all the madness with the NSA spying on Americans and other folks around the world, we’re confident some of you have been seeking out more secure ways to traverse the Internet. Well, until John McAfee grace us with $100 …Read More »
Due to the shutdown of the U.S. government, several agency websites such as The FTC, USDA, NASA and the Library of Congress, are all out of commission for the time being. Others are still being updated but not on a …Read More »
Because of some driver’s lack of ability to follow the law when driving, New York State is forced to install “Text Zones” throughout the city where drivers can park and have a few texts.
“New York State is continuing to …Read More »
The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a new version of the proposed media shield law, forging a compromise on who should be protected from having to reveal their journalistic sources in court. The amended bill, which is now clear …Read More »
Samsung is in trouble again. Apparently the company allegedly copied Dyson’s steering mechanism patent for vacuum cleaners. Samsung showed off a new vacuum cleaner at the recently held IFA tech show, and one of the features on this very vacuum …Read More »
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of patent trolls suddenly cried out in terror as they were suddenly silenced. I feel something wonderful has happened. Yes, while you were sleeping, New Zealand’s parliament passed a …Read More »
This past Tuesday Apple did something rather odd (or maybe it isn’t that odd for Apple): the company made an attempt to trademark the word ‘startup’. The plan here seems to be directed at Apple’s various products and services, though …Read More »
Piracy on Android is a big problem for developers, it is one of the main reasons why there’s more free content in the Google Play Store compared to paid content. Additionally, it is also the reason why many developers choose …Read More »
College student makes joke on Tumblr, goes to jail for six months and is banned from social media for five years
20-year-old college student Caleb Clemmons has been in jail for six months after being charged for making ”terroristic threats.” On his Tumblr blog. Here’s what he wrote:
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“Hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern.
Last month, Google took action to dismiss a lawsuit which accused the company of breaking wiretap laws when it scans emails sent from other email providers to Gmail users (for the purposes of serving ads). Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog recently …Read More »
The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung has infringed on two key Apple patents. The result is an import ban against some of Samsung’s older products, with the company having a 60-day Presidential review period similar to that …Read More »
Very unfortunate news for internet users in Vietnam. The government of Vietnam has just introduced Decree 72 which outlaws discussion of news on social media websites and is “expected to” take effect in September. According to the government of Vietnam, …Read More »
As if PRISM wasn’t enough, now the US government is publicly pressuring tech companies (internet service providers, telecommunication companies, etc.) to install “port reader software” that would allow the FBI to access encrypted data which the agency’s legal team claims …Read More »
From the very moment you bought a smartphone or sign up to a social network, you are no longer safe from being spied on by the government. The Wall Street Journal has recently reported how the FBI is capable of …Read More »
It looks like Microsoft can’t catch a break when it comes to naming things. After having to stop using the ‘Metro’ name last year because of a potential trademark issue with a Germany retailer, now Microsoft is being forced to …Read More »
Despite the amount of leaked information regarding the NSA spying on American (and foreign) citizens that was recently released, one would think the agency would take steps to cut down on its actions. But that is not the case. Apparently, …Read More »
Copyright holders might want to take a good luck at the technology that automatically flags infringing content. HBO has reportedly sent a takedown request to Google asking to remove a link that leads to… VLC, the open-source media player.
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Some guy is preparing to sue Apple, because for some strange reason, he is unable to control himself along with the thing in his pants. Apparently, Nashville attorney, Chris Sevier, wants Apple to protect him from porn when he is …Read More »
In a rather unsurprising news, a US federal judge has ruled that Apple has colluded with five publishers to raise the prices of e-books in the United States. This collusion took place months in advance of Apple’s Jan 2010 iPad …Read More »
Because of a poorly worded bill that sought to ban internet cafes and slot machines from the state of Florida, lawmakers might have done the unthinkable: banned all computers and smartphones in the state.
Back in April of this year, …Read More »
According to European reporters from Reuters that have seen a recent a draft of an action plan compiled by Western governments, a number of countries are setting their collective sights on massive technology companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon, to …Read More »
On Thursday, Patently Apple published a patent application turned in by Apple in December 2011 for the creation of a flexible battery shape that is made up of a a number of different cells connected to one another through a …Read More »
France is collecting massive amounts of web and phone user data — similar to NSA’s PRISM, according to report
By now the whole world should know of the NSA’s PRISM program that was leaked by former employee, Edward Snowden, who is now on the run and seeking asylum in one of 21 countries. Now new information has leaked claiming …Read More »
Boston University this week has filed a complaint against Apple for infringing a technology patent filed by one of its professor way back in 1997. The complaint which is asking the federal court to ban the sale of Apple products …Read More »
Perhaps one product that Apple obviously wants to perfect is the earphones that accompany the iPhone and iPod Touch. The most recent effort brought about the recent iteration of the Apple earphones which came with the iPhone 5 and latest …Read More »