The European Union has condemned Britain’s recently approved Investigatory Powers Bill as illegal - claiming the legislation “exceeds the limits of what is strictly necessary and cannot be considered to be justified within a democratic society.”Read More
The US Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple a design patent on rectangular devices with rounded corners.
Patent no. D670,286 pertains to the "ornamental" design of the iPad, and essentially covers a "Portable display device" that's a rounded rectangle. While it will cover Apple's claims to innovating such a design, the usefulness of such a vastly broad patent is questionable.
Apple has published apology ads to Samsung in several UK newspapers, acknowledging that the iPad does not infringe upon the range of Galaxy Tab devices. This follows the recently failed appeal in the courts, and the "incorrect" statement that was posted online.
In the latest verdict in a long line of patent disputes between the two technology giants, a UK judge has sided in favour of Samsung in an ongoing case over design patents relating to the iPad. With it, Apple will be ordered to run advertisements in British newspapers and magazines, as well as its website, stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s design patents.
Two teenagers from the UK have confessed to being part of Lulzsec and pleaded guilty to multiple charges of attacking several high-profile websites.
The battle which has been fought in the courts between Apple and Samsung may be headed towards it's conclusion in three months time, as Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Choi Gee-Sung of Samsung have agreed to discuss a possible settlement.
A San Diego court judge has approved the FBI's request that Google submits all the information stored on a pimp's Android phone, including pattern lock code and other sensitive data you'd think was secure just to yourself.
Former US Marine and developer at Kuma Games, Amir Mizra Hekmati has been convicted of espionage and sentenced to death for developing a game that's critical of Iran, with the courts going so far as to call him a spy for the CIA.
Hekmati was accused specifically on propaganda charges: creating games intended to influence the public opinion surrounding US operations in Iran.
"Choices to be made. Hearts to be broken... We each define the great line." This is the Underoath-influenced tweet that a juror made during a case, which may result in a convicted murderer escaping death row, since the communication caused the Supreme Court to overturn the decision.