Posts Tagged ‘legal’

Obama signs secret policy directive giving military and others ability to launch offensive cyberattacks

// November 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

As Senate Republicans shot down cybersecurity legislation backed by President Obama, the Washington Post is reporting that Obama signed a secret policy directive last month that will give the military and other government authorities the ability to act quickly if the country comes under cyberattack. Dubbed the “Presidential Policy Directive 20,” this classified document allegedly […]

Woman forced to carry “only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk” sign after driving car on sidewalk to avoid school bus [VIDEO]

// November 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

We love to see clever punishment delegated from the long arm of the law. Every day, 32-year-old Cleveland woman Shena Hardin would drive onto the sidewalk in order to detour around a stopped school bus loading and unloading children. Quick thinking Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver, Uriah Herron, shot video of the driver on […]

Apple begins playing nice with other kids on the playground – settles with clockmaker and HTC

// November 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reports are out that Apple has paid $21 million for rights to the Swiss Federal Railway clock it used in iOS 6 without their permission. In addition, Apple and HTC announced this past weekend that they have ended all their patent disputes. The financial terms of their agreement remains confidential but since HTC has been […]

Apple vs. Samsung $1 billion row not over yet – judge to review possible jury foreman misconduct

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It’s the song that never ends. Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” of whether the jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, in the Apple v. Samsung case, concealed information during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct on the jury foreman’s part. Apple will be required to disclose any information they […]

Apple’s legal-ordered but childish public apology to Samsung on corporate home page not good enough – have to do it again [UPDATE]

// November 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The UK Court of Appeal in London ruled yesterday on the specific wording of Apple’s apology that Apple was forced to post on its homepage as the result of losing a ruling that Samsung infringed on their product design. While Apple did update their hompage to publicly acknowledge that it was wrong to accuse Samsung […]

Apple loses UK appeal against Samsung and now must run 14pt ads in UK newspapers admitting their mistaken claim

// October 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Apple lost its appeal in a UK court against the Samsung Galaxy Tab – the court of appeals upheld its previous judgment that Samsung did not infringe on any of Apple’s design elements. As a result, the court has ordered Apple to run ads in leading UK newspapers as well as on its own website […]

Pirate Bay maneuvers again- to evade shutdown and DDoS attacks, it moves all servers to the cloud

// October 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

To avoid being shut down, The Pirate Bay torrent site has moved all of its servers to the cloud (recall the extended downtime we saw with Pirate Bay a couple of weeks ago, likely due to the server move). As TPB announced on their blog, the move was made to protect the platform and “get […]

Universal orders takedown of dancing baby video because one of their songs was playing in the background

// October 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

EFF has a big case this week in San Jose, California. The problem began in 2007 when Stephanie Lenz posted a video on YouTube. In the 29-second clip, Lenz’s young son is dancing in the kitchen to the tune of “Let’s Go Crazy” which is playing on a stereo in the background. Universal Music Publishing […]

Swedish police raid web host for Pirate Bay and Wikileaks, Pirate Bay site down

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Swedish police raided PRQ, the host for The Pirate Bay (TPB), Wikileaks, North American Man-Boy Love Association, and several other controversial web sites. It is still not clear why the police raided the host but we know that 4 web servers were seized, likely due to intellectual property violations. PRQ is known for their […]

The horror – Apple accused of plagiarizing trademarked Swiss clock design

// September 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

In a perfect example of “what goes around comes around”, SBB is upset that Apple used the clock face in their application without permission and noted that they hold the copyright and trademark of the design.