Senate Falls Short on Expansion of FBI Surveillance Authority


The United States Senate last week rejected a Republican-backed amendment that would have given the FBI expanded authority to access the browser histories and other electronic records of targets of terrorism and other national security investigations without first obtaining a warrant. The Senate voted 58-38 for the amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Richard Burr and John McCain. The amendment would have granted the FBI the power to obtain suspected terrorists’ electronic records without a court order.

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India Rejects Apple's iPhone Retread Plan


India’s telecommunications ministry has rejected Apple’s proposal to sell refurbished iPhones in the country. Officials apparently based their rejection of the proposal on rules that prohibit importing used electronics. The country’s environmental ministry nixed a similar request last year. With smartphone sales starting to stall, India could become an important market for Apple, although it now has only a 2 percent market share there. “India is slated to experience strong smartphone growth in the coming years,” said analyst Ross Rubin.

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No censorship in Chinese Internet, says China's top censor

China’s cyber chief rejected criticism of the country’s Internet censorship Wednesday. The comments by Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, came ahead of next week’s state-sponsored World Internet Conference in the town of Wuzhen.

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Charities reject Reddit donations in wake of celeb nude photo leak

Two charities this week rejected donations from Reddit users who gave money in the wake of leaked nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

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Court rejects $325M wage-fixing settlement, says Apple, others should 'pay their fair share'

A federal judge on Friday rejected a settlement proposal put forth by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe that would have seen the Silicon Valley giants pay $324.5 million to end a long-running class action lawsuit alleging that they conspired to suppress salary inflation among workers.



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USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent asserted against Samsung in California trial

The USPTO on Tuesday rejected multiple claims of Apple’s ‘172 patent for autocompletion of text input, which the company successfully asserted in its second California court action against Samsung.



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