Apple Vs FBI DOJ Motion

The DOJ is really accusing Apple of being shockingly cynical

By on February 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM.

The DOJ is really accusing Apple of being shockingly cynical

We live in a very cynical age where we don’t trust any of the institutions that we once thought we could count on, including the government, the media, banks, etc. Because of this, it takes a lot to actually shock me these days.

All the same, I couldn’t help but be a little shocked at the real crux of the Department of Justice’s motion made against Apple on Friday afternoon, as it essentially accuses the company of exhibiting a stunning level of cynicism. More →

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Apple Vs FBI DOJ

The DOJ just escalated the federal government’s fight with Apple

By on February 19, 2016 at 2:39 PM.

The DOJ just escalated the federal government’s fight with Apple

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday turned up the heat even more on Apple. Reuters is reporting that the DOJ has filed a motion that would legally compel Apple to obey a court order that the company refused to comply with this week. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Apple this week said that it would not obey a court order requiring it to help the FBI break into the iPhone used by one of the shooters in last year’s San Bernardino massacre. More →

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FBI Vs Apple Smartphone Encryption

The FBI has laid a clever trap for Apple

By on February 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM.

The FBI has laid a clever trap for Apple

Apple is used to fighting and winning public relations battles. Apple’s refusal to comply with the U.S. federal government’s request to help the FBI gain access to the iPhone owned by one of the shooters in last year’s San Bernardino massacre, however, is going to be very hard to defend in the court of public opinion. If you want to understand why, you need look no further than the blistering attack on Apple today made by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas). More →

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Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained Lawsuit

Quentin Tarantino sued for hundreds of millions for allegedly stealing ‘Django Unchained’ plot

By on January 1, 2016 at 10:42 AM.

Quentin Tarantino sued for hundreds of millions for allegedly stealing ‘Django Unchained’ plot

We’re not sure anyone would argue that Quentin Tarantino’s hit film Django Unchained was anything terribly special where the plot is concerned. After all, Tarantino’s films are all about character development, dialogue and the details. But according to a new lawsuit filed by two filmmakers, the plot and storyline in Django Unchained are unique — and they’re stolen. More →

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Spotify Class Action Lawsuit

Spotify faces $150 million lawsuit for unpaid royalties, copyright infringement

By on December 30, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Spotify faces $150 million lawsuit for unpaid royalties, copyright infringement

Ever since it became the most popular music streaming service on the Internet, Spotify has been making artists angry. The streak continued earlier this week when musician David Lowery filed a class action lawsuit claiming that Spotify “has — and continues to — unlawfully reproduce and/or distribute copyrighted musical compositions.” More →

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Computer Internet Use Work

Court says you can use your work computer however you like

By on December 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Court says you can use your work computer however you like

Your employer might tell you that you shouldn’t be playing Candy Crush Saga on your work computer while you’re supposed to be productive, or that you can’t use various sites and services while at work, but a U.S. Court just ruled that breaking your employer’s computer policy isn’t a crime. Sure, it might get you fired in the long run, but you won’t be liable for any criminal charges. More →

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Samsung Apple Patent Penalty

Samsung will finally pay Apple more than half a billion dollars for copying the iPhone

By on December 4, 2015 at 8:49 AM.

Samsung will finally pay Apple more than half a billion dollars for copying the iPhone

Nearly five years after Samsung was found guilty in a California court of copying certain aspects of Apple’s iPhone and iPad without permission, the South Korean tech giant will finally pay up. While it’s not the $1 billion Apple was initially awarded in the years-long trial, court documents state that Samsung has agreed to pay Apple more than half a billion dollars to settle the case. Of course, the news sadly doesn’t mean that this saga has ended — there are a few caveats that leave the door open for the case to carry into its sixth year. More →

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LA City Council Dear John Letters

The LA City Council just confirmed everyone’s worst fears about license plate data collection

By on December 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

The LA City Council just confirmed everyone’s worst fears about license plate data collection

Everyone remember the film Minority Report that revolved around people with psychic abilities who used their powers predict crimes so that cops could arrest perpetrators before they could commit any wrongdoing? Well it looks like the Los Angeles City Council has watched that movie, but instead of seeing it as a dystopian warning about convicting people for crimes they haven’t yet committed, it’s used it as an instruction manual. More →

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