Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by family of American killed in Nice terror attack

The complaint, filed in the northern district of California, argues that the three Silicon Valley-based companies “have knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits.”

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Russian Head of $4B Bitcoin Exchange Charged in Massive Money Laundering Scheme


A grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted a Russian man for running a massive money laundering operation through the BTC-e bitcoin exchange, a group of federal officials announced Wednesday. The exchange allegedly received up to $4 billion in proceeds from various criminal activities, including the 2014 hack of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. The suspect, 37-year-old Alexander Vinnik, was arrested Tuesday by Greek authorities, and charges in an unsealed indictment were released the following day.

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Politicians can see who their voters are with this new Facebook update

A Facebook Town Hall update allow politicians to see who actually lives in the district they represent in three features launched Wednesday. The update allows politicians to see which commenters actually live in their district.

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A restaurant in San Fransisco is plating food on iPads

With a prime location in San Francisco’s Financial District, Quince is widely heralded as one of the city’s finest restaurants.

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Microsoft Wins Legal Victory in Fight Over Email Stored Abroad


Microsoft on Thursday won its nearly four-year battle against a New York district court judge’s warrant requiring it to turn over customer emails held on a server in Ireland.
Microsoft had complied with demands to turn over account information stored on its servers in the United States, but it had refused to give up the emails themselves, contending a U.S. judge did not have the authority to issue warrants for information stored abroad. Microsoft two years ago lost its bid to vacate the warrant, and it subsequently lost an appeal.

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District judge says evidence in 'StingRay' case can be suppressed

A United States District Judge in New York has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Agency’s use of a device that provided authorities with the location of a man’s cell phone— and thus his apartment— was an unreasonable search.

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Snapchat faces lawsuit over explicit material from third-party companies

A lawsuit filed at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday alleges that Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young users and parents about the sexual content on its app.

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Journalist Gets 2-Years in Prison for Aiding Anonymous Prank


A U.S. District Court judge last week sentenced Matthew Keys to two years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and modify a news story. Keys had been site administrator for KTXL Fox 40, which was owned by Tribune, the same company that owned the Times. He was charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ordered Keys to surrender June 15 to begin serving his sentence.

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Apple Channels Founding Fathers in Legal Brief


Lawyers for Apple on Tuesday argued in a federal District Court filing that the founding fathers would be appalled by the demands the Department of Justice has made in seeking a backdoor to iPhone encryption. The FBI and DoJ want Apple to create new software code that would help investigators bypass built-in encryption on the iPhone of the shooter in last year’s San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack. The DoJ wants “Apple to create exactly the kind of operating system that Congress has thus far refused to require,” the lawyers wrote.

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San Bernardino shooter's iPhone may hold evidence of 'dormant cyber pathogen,' DA says

Article Image In an amicus brief filed with a California court on Thursday, San Bernardino District Attorney Michael A. Ramos intimates an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, and later seized by law enforcement officials, might contain evidence of a “dormant cyber pathogen” threatening the county’s data infrastructure.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

Article Image A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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Pirate Bay Scores Rare Legal Victory


A District Court in Stockholm, Sweden, last week ruled against an international group of content providers who sought to force a local ISP to block The Pirate Bay, a file-sharing site, said lawyers for the plaintiffs. The content providers — including Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisc Film and the Swedish Film Industry — had filed a lawsuit suit to compel ISP Bredbandsbolaget to block The Pirate Bay from operating in Sweden, part of an international effort to shut down the site in different jurisdictions.

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Manhattan DA demands Google, Apple implement back doors, kill end-to-end encryption

Cyrus Vance
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has long hated encryption, but he’s stepped up his attack. Vance wants a federal ban on end-to-end encryption like that offered by Google and Apple in their respective operating systems.

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A7 Patent Suit Loss Could Cost Apple $862M


A United States District Court jury earlier this week found that Apple’s A7 processor infringes a patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent management arm of the University of Wisconsin — Madison. WARF alleged patent infringement and claimed damages of up to $862 million in a complaint filed early last year in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. District Judge William M. Conley rejected Apple’s motion to limit damages in a separate ruling late last month.

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Antitrust monitor again bemoans Apple's lack of cooperation in final report

Article Image In a report to a New York district court published on Tuesday, Michael Bromwich, Apple’s court-appointed antitrust monitor, said the company has made “substantial progress” in its compliance program, but still exhibits an unwillingness to cooperate with his investigation.

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Apple, Samsung agree to mediate California patent dispute

Article Image In a joint statement filed to a California district court on Monday, Apple and Samsung announced an agreement to participate in court-supervised mediation in hopes of reconciling their respective arguments to end a years-long patent dispute.

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Apple's new San Francisco, Union Square store tops out its steel skeleton

Article Image Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district has now topped out its metal frame, providing this weekend’s iPhone 6s shoppers with a glimpse of where they will soon line up for their next Apple product.

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New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple's iPad

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple’s iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students’ instructional days to the touchscreen tablet.



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Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone “the terrorists’ communication device of choice,” owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.



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Apple Campus 2 recycled water project set for final approval

Apple, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the city of Sunnyvale and the California Water Service Company may soon break ground on a joint $17.5 million project that will pipe recycled water into Cupertino and Apple’s sprawling Campus 2 headquarters.



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