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Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers. … sought some $2.2 billion at trial, only to have a jury award the California-based company $119.6 million. An appeals panel […]

Apple unveils iPhone X; 10th-anniversary model starts at $999

Apple unveils iPhone X; 10th-anniversary model starts at $999

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Ten years ago, Steve Jobs stepped onto the stage at the Moscone convention center in San Francisco to unveil the iPhone, not fully knowing the transformational power it would have on Apple, Silicon Valley, the internet and the entire world. On Tuesday, his successor, Tim Cook, unveiled the company’s latest model, the […]

Apple’s Solar Business Stood To Benefit From Obama’s Paris Climate Deal

Apple’s Solar Business Stood To Benefit From Obama’s Paris Climate Deal

The sizable tax credits Apple receives for its solar energy production might have been one of the reasons why CEO Tim Cook criticized the Trump administration so harshly for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change. Cook’s Silicon Valley company’s solar power investment would have benefited had President Donald Trump decided to keep […]

New report alleges work abuses by Apple’s Chinese suppliers

New report alleges work abuses by Apple’s Chinese suppliers

Biting the Apple – What Happens when the Government Compels Tech Companies to Act

Biting the Apple  – What Happens when the Government Compels Tech Companies to Act

By Phil Erwin The legal feud between the FBI and Apple, Inc. is at an impasse, and the news media have done a pretty poor job of explaining the situation. It’s been reported that the FBI wants Apple to “unlock” the security on one terrorist’s phone only. Conservatives see this as black-and-white National Security: The […]

FBI director calls Apple case ‘hardest question’ in government

FBI director calls Apple case ‘hardest question’ in government

WASHINGTON — The legal fight between the FBI and Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the San Bernardino mass murder case will impact other investigations in which law enforcement is seeking access to encrypted devices, ampoule FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. The FBI has asked Apple for help opening 13 other devices in cases […]

IT Pro Addresses iPhone Controversy — Aye of yer Apple?

IT Pro Addresses iPhone Controversy — Aye of yer Apple?

By Phil Erwin The Federal Government feuding with Apple, Inc. is a strange wrinkle in the story of national security, pitting a Liberal Administration against one of the very few Democrat darlings of Capitalism. Apple has employed hundreds of thousands of (mostly) Liberal young people, and made many of them very rich. The company works […]

McAfee: I Will Decrypt Information on the San Bernardino Phone For Free

McAfee: I Will Decrypt Information on the San Bernardino Phone For Free

By John McAfee Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has finally come to this. After […]

FBI director on Apple clash: ‘Take a deep breath’ in debate over privacy, safety

FBI director on Apple clash: ‘Take a deep breath’ in debate over privacy, safety

The FBI is resorting to the courts to force Apple to unlock the San Bernardino, Calif., gunman’s iPhone not to “set a precedent or send any kind of message,” but to conduct a complete investigation, FBI Director James Comey said Sunday. In a plainspoken statement, Comey said that the scale of the San Bernardino attacks, […]

Apple admits it can write software to unlock terrorist’s iPhone, prosecutors say

Apple admits it can write software to unlock terrorist’s iPhone, prosecutors say

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has conceded it can write the software the FBI wants to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, and technology providers in the past have been required to write code to comply with subpoenas and court orders, government lawyers said Friday. Federal prosecutors also said in a written motion that Apple’s public statements on […]

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