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How to live-stream Apple vs FBI hearing’s key witnesses beginning at 1PM EST

March 1st at 12:41 PM

How to live-stream Apple vs FBI hearing’s key witnesses beginning at 1PM EST

This is the week that Apple’s war with the FBI comes to a head.

Starting today at 1 p.m. ET, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI Director James B. Comey will appear in front of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee as two key witnesses for the ongoing case regarding Apple’s unwillingness to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Read what Apple’s attorney will say to Congress when Tuesday’s iPhone hacking case begins

February 29th at 12:58 PM

Read what Apple’s attorney will say to Congress when Tuesday’s iPhone hacking case begins

Tomorrow afternoon, the ongoing debate surrounding whether or not Apple should be compelled to help the FBI hack into an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters will head to Washington D.C. There, Apple will appear before Congress and present a number of arguments detailing why acquiescing to the FBI’s demands would set a dangerous precedent. Fittingly, the title of tomorrow’s hearing is called, “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy.”

Also scheduled to testify before Congress tomorrow is FBI director James Comey, thereby ensuring that the House Judiciary Committee hears all sides of this contentious debate.

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Samsung Apple 120 Million Verdict

Samsung beats Apple in appeal, overturns $120M verdict

February 26th at 12:26 PM

Samsung beats Apple in appeal, overturns $120M verdict

Samsung has not had an easy time in court against Apple in recent years and has been handed a few significant defeats in patent infringement cases. The South Korean giant did manage to reduce the damages awarded to Apple in a first instance – the company paid $548.2 million in its first case, just over half of what Apple was awarded initially. And Samsung has now obtained another significant win in a second case, where it just overturned a $120 million verdict. More →

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Apple Vs FBI DOJ Motion

The DOJ is really accusing Apple of being shockingly cynical

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 17th 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

January 1st 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

December 30th 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

December 4th 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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