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At a gathering to talk about his new health care legislation, President Barack Obama casually revealed to the crowd that he wasn’t allowed to upgrade his smartphone to Apple’s iPhone due to “security reasons,” reports… 554 more words
U.S. lawmakers are preparing to act on a pair of bills that aim to crack down on so-called “patent trolls,” which are firms or investment funds that don’t actually build anything, but whose main objective is to extract licensing fees or legal judgments from other companies. 1,025 more words
Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest phone companies, have maintained a disciplined silence about their involvement with the U.S. government’s controversial national security surveillance programs. Now, the telecom titans are facing pressure from influential shareholders to be more forthcoming about government requests for user information, including demands made by the National Security Agency (NSA) under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Google’s “Google Books” program does not violate copyright laws, according to a U.S. district court judge’s ruling issued today.
In today’s ruling, New York U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said Google’s scanning and cataloging of printed books fell within fair use because it was “highly transformative.” He also said that Google Books program didn’t hurt the market for authors and publishers selling original work. 230 more words