Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd – report

Article Image Three “privacy czars” at Apple must sign off on any product collecting customer data, and have had a major impact on technologies like iAd, Siri, and Spotlight, a report revealed on Monday.

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FAA sets out official drone regulations with Feb. 19 registration deadline

Article Image All drones between 0.55 and 50 pounds must be registered by Feb. 19, 2016, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple to pay $234M for WARF patent infringement

Article Image A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday ruled Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing body

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E-Commerce Firms Need to Wise Up to Cybercrime


Every business owner and executive must think long and hard about cybersecurity — especially considering all the break-ins and data thefts during the last several years. Data breaches and security issues are in the headlines on a regular basis. One good source for getting a grip on some possible solutions to the problem is AT&T’s new report, “What Every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity.” This report helps business owners and executives understand the growing challenge cybercrime represents for the e-commerce opportunity, and it suggests ways to shore up security. It focuses on important areas that every leader in every company involved with e-commerce must understand.

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Japanese man accidentally sets fire to his home during live stream

If you really must do a live stream about your newly acquired ” permanent match” lighter, best you don’t smoke a cigarette while you’re doing it.

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'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.


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Apple Watch will be 'digital sixth sense' for users & 'key catalyst' for shares of AAPL, UBS says

While investment firm UBS doesn’t believe the Apple Watch is yet a “must have” device, its importance to the company’s bottom line is expected to grow over time as new use cases emerge.



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Court Sticks It to Apple in $533M Patent Case


Apple must pay patent licensing firm Smartflash US$532.9 million for infringing three patents. U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who presided over the case in Tyler, Texas, ordered Apple to pay the penalty after a federal jury in Texas found that the company’s iTunes software infringed on the patent holder. That jury took eight hours to decide Apple willfully used Smartflash’s patents without consent. Smartflash sought $852 million in damages. Apple countered that the patents were worth no more than $4.5 million.

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Beware Craigslist dangers, security experts warn

While buyers and sellers must enter the popular online marketplace at their own peril, security experts say certain precautions can be taken to ensure safe and lawful transactions.

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YouTube Does Social Media Marketing Best


It is a given that a marketing campaign must include a social media element — especially when a brand is rolling out a new product. What is less certain is on which channel the brand should focus its time and resources. An answer was provided last week by Aol Platforms, which released the results of a stufy that tracked social purchase interactions through Convertro. YouTube was the strongest of the social networks in terms of introducing new products and driving conversions, it found.

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Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.



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European court says Google must amend some search results when asked

A European court has ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information, in an important test of the so-called “right to be forgotten.”

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