AT&T FTC Unlimited Data Lawsuit

AT&T hit with a major lawsuit for throttling its ‘unlimited’ data users [updated]

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

AT&T hit with a major lawsuit for throttling its ‘unlimited’ data users [updated]

The Federal Trade Commission just brought down the hammer on AT&T for allegedly misleading “millions” of smartphone users with promises of unlimited data plans. In a complaint filed in a federal court on Tuesday, the FTC alleged that AT&T has been misleading its own subscribers “by charging them for ‘unlimited’ data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.” More →

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Why Pot Should Be Legal

New research shows how America’s love of marijuana might be even stronger than its love of football

By on October 27, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New research shows how America’s love of marijuana might be even stronger than its love of football

As more and more states legalize marijuana, the more money it will generate and the bigger the industry will become. But just how big could it get? The Huffington Post is reporting that the marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020.

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AT&T Mobile Cramming Settlement

Now we know why AT&T never gloated after T-Mobile got nailed over bogus cramming charges

By on October 8, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Now we know why AT&T never gloated after T-Mobile got nailed over bogus cramming charges

Over the past several months, wireless carriers have found themselves in hot water over a “cramming” scandal which involves placing third-party charges on customers’ bills without permission. Like T-Mobile before it, AT&T has been caught billing its customers for $9.99 subscriptions to ringtones and premium text message services that they never signed up for. Worst of all, AT&T kept at least 35% of the charges. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sales Ban

Galaxy Note 4, other Samsung Android devices facing potential sales ban in U.S.

By on October 7, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Galaxy Note 4, other Samsung Android devices facing potential sales ban in U.S.

NVIDIA on Monday announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate whether certain Samsung devices, targeted in a recent NVIDIA suit against the South Korean giant and Qualcomm, should be banned from sales in the U.S. or not. More →

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Nude Celebrity Photo Leak

Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google?

By on October 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google?

There’s little question at this point that the recent round of nude celebrity photo leaks are Apple’s fault. Hackers supposedly used simple brute force attacks, which consist of quickly and repeatedly guessing different passwords for an account until one works, to infiltrate iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Hacks of this kind are quite old and a simple security measure that restricts access to an account when incorrect passwords are used too many times in a short span would have prevented the leaks, if brute force attacks were indeed the hackers’ weapon of choice.

But now, it looks like this huge ordeal could end up costing Google, not Apple, millions of dollars. More →

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Apple Google Smartphone Data Encryption

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt the data on your smartphone, then pedophiles, bank robbers and terrorists will be able to wreak havoc upon America without any kinds of reservations? That’s the message that the United States federal government and law enforcement agencies are trying to send to both major tech companies and to the public at large about the dangers of smartphone encryption. More →

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Apple Tax Scandal

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

By on September 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

Yin and Yang are in full force at Apple right now, where its most massively successful product launch ever has been counterbalanced by an onslaught of scandals and bad news. First, there was iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate.” Then, Apple bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets with a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update. Earlier this week, a few big security flaws were found in iOS 8.0.2, and now Apple is in hot water over what the European Commission (EC) claims amounts to about $8 billion in unpaid taxes.

Now, Apple has responded publicly for the first time to the EC’s allegations. More →

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Nvidia Vs. Samsung Patent Lawsuit

You’ll never guess who’s getting sued for patent infringement again

By on September 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

You’ll never guess who’s getting sued for patent infringement again

Actually, that’s not true — as you can probably guess, it’s Samsung that’s getting hit with yet another intellectual property suit from yet another different company. Chipmaker Nvidia announced on Thursday that it’s launching a patent infringement lawsuit against both Samsung and Qualcomm for allegedly infringing on its patents related to mobile graphics processors. Nvidia says that this is the first patent lawsuit in the company’s history of more than two decades, and we’re sure that Samsung is honored to be part of this important milestone. More →

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Verizon FCC Customer Privacy Fine

Verizon pays $7.4 million fine for violating customers’ privacy

By on September 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Verizon pays $7.4 million fine for violating customers’ privacy

Verizon for years violated its customers’ privacy by using their personal information to market them services without giving them the option to opt out… and it will only cost the company $7.4 million. More →

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Movie Pirate Sentenced

Man jailed for 33 months for pirating ‘Fast and Furious 6′

By on August 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Man jailed for 33 months for pirating ‘Fast and Furious 6′

The British justice system can occasionally deliver as stern messages as any Texas or Mississippi municipality. A judge in the idyllic town of Wolverhampton has just sentenced a 25-year old man named Philip Danks to 33 months in prison for recording “Fast and Furious 6″ at a movie theater and distributing a pirated version of the film. The judge explained his harsh decision by referring to the “bold, arrogant and cocksure” manner of the accused. That seems to be an apt description, since Mr. Danks promoted his illicit endeavor in his Facebook profile. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Ryan Seacrest

BlackBerry deals another blow to Seacrest’s copycat keyboard empire

By on August 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

BlackBerry deals another blow to Seacrest’s copycat keyboard empire

Score another win for BlackBerry’s legal team. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. District Judge William Orrick last week upheld the preliminary injunction that he granted earlier this year that effectively barred Ryan Seacrest’s company Typo from selling its iPhone keyboard attachments in the United States because they allegedly infringed upon BlackBerry’s design patents. More →

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