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"Sorry, I"ve Forgotten My Decryption Password" is Contempt Of Court, Pal - US Appeal Judges

Thomas Claburn, reporting for The Register: The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives. In so doing, the appea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

Volkswagen definitely won't be the only major automaker hauled into court for cheating on diesel emissions tests in recent years. In the wake of EPA accusations from January, the US Department of Justice has sued Fiat Chrysler for alle.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying

“This surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts.” Enlarge (credit: Noj Han) The Wikimedia Foundation has won another day in court challenging the National Security Agency over the government's so-called "Ups.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 43 min. ago

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, Withings products to return to Apple Stores

After fighting in court since this past December, Apple and Nokia have settled their patent lawsuit and agreed to become business partners. According to a jointly issued press release, Apple will start restocking Nokia health products, previously m.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated News13 hr. 58 min. ago

Supreme Court makes it harder for patent trolls to hand-pick battlegrounds

Justices with the US Supreme Court voted 8-0 on Monday that patent infringement lawsuits can only be filed in courts where the defendant is incorporated, overturning a previous ruling by the US Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. That Washingt.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 58 min. ago

The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they're supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News13 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple and Nokia resolve their patent spat, sign multiyear licensing agreement

Nokia, after suing Apple in Germany and the U.S. over a patent licensing dispute earlier this year, has agreed to settle, has agreed to settle out of court. No fewer than 32 patents were involved. The post Apple and Nokia resolve their patent spat, s.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling

 Sad! Patent trolls, who’ve benefited from a 30-year-old legal standard that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S. jurisdiction — including a federal district in east Texas that’s notorious.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Microsoft Says a Chinese "Gaming Service" Company Is Hacking Xbox Accounts

An anonymous reader shares a report: Since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds on the open market, according to a complaint filed by Microsoft in federal court on Friday. On its website, iGSKY presen.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Supreme Court puts new restriction on patent trolls

The high court unanimously curbs the use of "forum shopping," limiting patent litigation to the judicial district where the defendant is incorporated......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas

Folks got sued in East Texas “just because they had a website.” Those days may be over. Historic Harrison County Courthouse, Marshall, Texas. (credit: Joe Mullin) The US Supreme Court ruled (PDF) today on how to interpret the patent venue.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Supreme Court shuts down location loophole for patent suits

Patent trolls have had it pretty easy lately, especially in East Texas. A 2016 ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit allowed patent suits anywhere a defendant company's products are sold. The Eastern District of Texa.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’

The court placed tight limits on where patent lawsuits may be filed, a blow to companies that buy patents to demand royalties and sue for damages......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Sorry, you can’t protest security screening by getting naked for the TSA

Man charged by Oregon, and the feds, for stripping at a TSA checkpoint. An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment does.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

The Supreme Court Is Cracking Down on Patent Trolls

The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts that have plaintiff friendly reputations, a notable decision that could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims. The hig.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Israeli court says emojis can signal your intent

The emojis you send are always open to interpretation, and when the person reading them is a judge, there could be tangible consequences. A court in Israel, for instance, has ordered a couple to pay $2,200 for using emojis that "convey great.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Sorry, you can"t plant enough trees to offset fossil fuels

Ever planted a tree to feel better about your environmental footprint? It's a good idea, but it might not have as much of an effect as you'd hope. A simulation-based study has determined that it would be utterly unrealistic to plan.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones

FAA ponders options as appellate court withholds enforcing decision for seven days. Enlarge (credit: Richard Unten) A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a regulation requiring the public to register drones. The US Circuit Court of App.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers

Realistically faked video will soon be a single click away thanks to new technology that might render video evidence meaningless in court.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

LastPass will store two-factor codes alongside your passwords

Keeping track of a list of secure passwords across your myriad accounts and services is a nightmare, but it's necessary for the future we live in. LastPass, the password management app, wants to make it a little more convenient on mobil.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Drone users no longer have to register with the FAA, but that may change

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that found the FAA's current drone registration efforts run afoul of current law. However, Congress may pass legistration to reinstate the process. The post Drone users no longer have to registe.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017