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Samsung and LG just got nailed by the US International Trade Commission

January 10th, 2017

Normally when you hear about companies like Samsung and LG on the receiving end of accusations from fellow companies, you expect Apple, Google, or another fellow tech giant to be the one pointing fingers. Today, Samsung and LG lost a battle with the US International Trade Commission for trade practices that “caused injury” to the …

South Carolina porn

South Carolina law would install porn-blocking ransomware on all PCs to ‘protect the children’

December 19th, 2016

Just when you thought lawmakers can’t be any more out of touch with the cybers, a South Carolina representative comes along to lower the bar of technological competence. As GoUpstate reports, State Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, pre-filed the “Human Trafficking Prevention Act” before the Christmas break. The bill would install a porn blocker on any internet-capable device, and uesrs …

EU slams US tech giants on hate speech

December 5th, 2016

The European Commission has slammed tech titans Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, saying that they are not moving quickly enough to deal with online hate speech. In late May, Silicon Valley giants agreed in a “Code of Conduct” to keep tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms. As part of that code of conduct, a …

Apple Samsung Lawsuit

Apple vs Samsung has a date with the Supreme Court

July 14th, 2016

Yes, the rounded rectangles dispute will be going all the way to the land’s highest court. Five years after the Apple vs Samsung patent dispute officially kicked off, the case is set to be resolved once and for all. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments over Samsung’s appeal in part of its …

Apple Lawsuit

Behold, the most ambitious Apple lawsuit ever

June 28th, 2016

As you’d expect from the world’s largest seller of consumer electronics, Apple gets sued a lot. Some of those suits go places, others get dismissed out of hand the first time they get to court. And then there’s Florida. MacRumors has spotted a gem of a lawsuit filed by Thomas S. Ross, a Floridian who feels that …

Fitbit Heartrate Inaccuracy

Fitbit’s inaccurate heart-rate tracking can ‘put consumers at risk’

May 24th, 2016

Fitbit is currently embroiled in a class-action lawsuit over the accuracy of its heart-rate tracking. As part of their case, the plaintiffs commissioned a scientific study of the accuracy of the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge. Wareable spoke to the scientist who was paid to do the testing, and unsurprisingly, he has bad things to say about …