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Mobile-based ride-sharing service Uber created quite a stir this weekend, setting a new valuation record for a technology startup in a direct investment round. Injecting $1.2 billion into the San Francisco-based service, investors valued Uber at $17 billion, a dramatic increase from last year’s valuation of $3.5 billion. An [...]
The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back. The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile [...]Continue Reading →
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Federal government seizes over 100 domain names in one of largest piracy crackdowns ever.
Militant Saudi Arabian-based group allegedly hired hackers to breach AT&T’s telecom network.
Apple removes ‘Jew [...]Continue Reading →
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J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.
Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”
Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.
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Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about [...]Continue Reading →
Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.
A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently found [...]Continue Reading →
Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]Continue Reading →
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U.S. Copyright Czar launches public inquiry into how Americans think copyright infringement law can be improved.
FCC regulatory plan set to be launched soon has broadband providers on the defensive.
Costs associated with Tiger press conference will go to him, not taxpayers.
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Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.
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