Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

Qualcomm plans to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, according to a report. The move apparently was spurred by Apple’s recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court. Qualcomm last month announced that for the quarter ended March 31 Apple had withheld payments to its contract manufacturers for royalties owed under a licensing deal for technology used in the iPhone.

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Russia May Kick Out LinkedIn

A LinkedIn block in Russia could be imminent, in light of last week’s court ruling that the company broke a law requiring personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within the country. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media authority, is waiting until it has the full text of the ruling before acting on it. “We remain interested in a meeting with Roskomnadzor to discuss their data localization request,” said LinkedIn spokesperson May Chow. Russia had 5 million registered LinkedIn members in Q1.

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Facebook blocks car insurer from profiling users

Facebook says that it will block a British car insurer from profiling users of the social network to decide whether they deserve a discount on their insurance.

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Holiday Gifts for the Globetrotter

Phiaton BT 220 NC, $160 If you’re looking for an inconspicuous way to block out the world around you, this pocket-size pair of Phiaton BT 220 NC Bluetooth noise-canceling earbuds just might be t…

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UK's government hackers target Islamic State group in string of cyberattacks

British cyberintelligence forces have managed to effectively block Islamic State communications for an extended period of time, making it much harder for the terrorist group to coordinate itself.

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The party's really over: Netflix begins blocking VPN users

When Netflix said recently that it would begin to block VPN users, many people shrugged it off thinking the move was all talk. Well, we have some bad news for you: It wasn’t all talk.

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Gmail Blocking Tools Narrow Email Marketing Channel

Google on Tuesday announced new block and unsubscribe features for Gmail that will make it easier for users to manage their in-boxes and harder for marketers to creep out of the spam folder. “Sometimes you get mail from someone who’s really disruptive,” said Sri Harsha Somanchi, product manager at Google. When that happens, “you should be able to say, ‘Never see messages from this person again.” Blocked and unfollowed content will go directly to spam folders, where it will spend a 30-day probationary period before Google trashes it.

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Apple wins key patent appeal vs. Samsung, could bar features from future Galaxy devices

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple has the right to block rival Samsung from using its patented inventions in its own handsets, a decision that could have major consequences for future products from the South Korean electronics maker.

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Google blacklisting uTorrent over third-party software bundling, report says

Google Chrome’s latest update may block uTorrent downloads in some cases, and flags related pages with spyware warnings.

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The Encryption Software Scuffle

In the face of encryption that could block brute force attempts for years, law enforcement agencies at every level have been calling for keys that allow investigators to crack open smartphones and court cases alike. Some of the world’s leading tech companies and privacy advocates have called for the White House to stand against any proposal to weaken the security software on consumer products. More than 140 tech companies and privacy advocates have signed a petition that seeks White House support for maintaining encryption software integrity.

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Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.

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For some reason, Samsung may release a cheaper version of the Galaxy S5

Even though the Galaxy S5 isn’t exactly the newest kid on the block anymore, Samsung may still see fit to release a cheaper version of its 2014 flagship, according to a report by SamMobile.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/05/for-some-reason-samsung-may-release-cheaper-version-galaxy-s5/

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Sage and Salesforce: An Odd Couple?

It came as a surprise when Keith Block, vice chairman of Salesforce, made an off-the-cuff remark about a Sage-Salesforce alliance at the Salesforce World Tour event held last week in Boston. Sage and Salesforce in February had announced they would work together, with Sage moving some of its undisclosed ERP applications to the Salesforce Cloud. However, the word didn’t seem to spread, and it remained off my radar for nearly two months. No matter. Sage has been a mainstay of the SMB market for business apps for a long time.

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Study: China cybercensors attack outside its borders with 'Great Cannon'

China’s cybercensors have long used a “Great Firewall” to block its citizens from reading critical articles from Western news websites or consuming other content it disapproves of.

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Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

The U.K.’s Court of Appeal has denied Google’s request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant’s disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

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Russia might ban Tor and virtual private networks

The Kremlin is rumored to be prepping new restrictions that would block the use of Tor and VPNs inside Russia. Russia has been increasingly antagonistic towards these services in the past 12 months, and funded research to block or break them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199231-russia-might-ban-tor-and-virtual-private-networks

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Twitter trying to block gruesome images of Foley killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/20/twitter-trying-to-block-gruesome-images-foley-killing/

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