Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

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Microsoft filed suit today against the Department of Justice over the latter’s use of gag orders and surveillance demands. The company asked the District Court to declare a key piece of surveillance legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that it infringed on the First and Fourth Amendments.

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

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Apple faces $55M antitrust lawsuit in France over aggressive mobile carrier contracts

Article Image A French antitrust body this week filed suit against Apple for allegedly forcing regional wireless carriers into “unbalanced” contracts, a violation of consumer laws that could see the company pay out 48.5 million euros (about $55.3 million) in damages and fines.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple

Article Image The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple’s assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

Article Image Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

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DOJ seeks to delay Apple encryption hearing, says it may be able to unlock iPhone after all [u]

Article Image In a last minute motion filed in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the DOJ on Monday asked a federal court to vacate a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, saying an outside party has come forward with a potential unlock method that would negate the need for Apple’s assistance.

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Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

Article Image The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week’s court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year’s San Bernardino attack.

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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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UN freedom of expression expert to file brief supporting Apple in encryption row

Article Image Adding to a growing list of amicus briefs filed in favor of Apple’s pro-encryption stance in a high-profile legal battle with the FBI, United Nations free speech watchdog David Kaye reportedly plans to lodge a similar document supporting the company’s arguments.

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Husband of San Bernardino survivor says shooter's iPhone unlikely to contain valuable information, wife also issued iPhone

Article Image In an amicus brief filed with a California court on Monday, Salihin Kondoker, the husband of San Bernardino terror attack survivor Anies Kondoker, believes it unlikely that an iPhone issued to shooter Syed Rizwan Farook contains useful information.

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5 cool technology leaps about to change aviation

Given the terrifyingly airline seat patents filed in recent years, the future of flying often looks bleak.


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Apple rails against FBI demands for 'GovtOS' in motion to vacate decryption request

Article Image As expected, Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate a federal court order that would require it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, saying law enforcement demands for a “Government OS” set a dangerous precedent for the public at large.

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Here's Apple's long-awaited legal response to the FBI

Apple earlier today filed its formal legal response laying out why it’s refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/25/heres-apples-long-awaited-legal-response-to-fbi.html

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In new court filing, Apple cites 9 other cases in which FBI asserted the All Writs Act

Article Image In a letter filed last week and unsealed Tuesday, Apple told a New York judge that the federal government had asserted the All Writs Act — the 18th-century law at the center of Apple’s fight with the FBI — in at least nine pending court cases beyond the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting.

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Apple Execs' Salaries Go Up as Stock Goes Down


All but one of Apple’s top team received a pay raise in 2015, according to a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. While Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president for retail and online stores, didn’t get a raise, she’s still pulling down the highest executive compensation at the company at $25.8 million. Her compensation in 2014 was $73.4 million, but that’s because Apple offered her a fat financial deal to jump ship from Burberry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82958.html?rss=1

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Apple slapped with class action suit over iPhone 5/5s data leakage

Article Image A group of disgruntled iPhone owners filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday for allegedly concealing a defect that caused iPhone 5 and 5s models to switch away from Wi-Fi to cellular data without users’ knowledge, resulting in high cellular bills.

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ParkerVision files ITC complaint, patent lawsuit against Apple over RF technology

Article Image ParkerVision, an RF technologies research and development firm, this week filed a U.S. International Trade Commission complaint and accompanying lawsuit against Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm for allegedly infringing upon certain wireless networking patents.

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Samsung Grudgingly Agrees to Write Apple a $548M Check


Samsung and Apple last week filed a court document indicating the companies had come to an agreement under which Samsung will pay Apple $548 million toward partial resolution of an epic legal dispute. At the heart of the conflict were Apple’s allegations that Samsung effectively had stolen the technology behind certain key iPhone features for its own competing devices. Samsung said it would pay Apple within 10 days of receiving an invoice for the damages. However, Samsung also made it clear that it might seek a partial refund.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82836.html?rss=1

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EFF Sues Google for Snooping on Students


The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Google has used personal student data mined from its school Chromebook distribution, and requesting an investigation and an injunction against the practice. The EFF also launched its Spying on Students Campaign, an effort to educate parents and school administrators about the risks of data collection by companies supplying technology tools for students’ use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82822.html?rss=1

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EFF complaint accuses Google of mining data from school children

Article Image The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal complaint against Google this week, accusing the search giant of violating its own promises to not collect personal information from children using its devices and services in the classroom.

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