A source that spoke to Bloomberg has revealed that the iPad and the MacBook have not been included on the Chinese government's procurement list that was distributed back in July. A total of ten Apple devices were left off, and as a result they cannot be used by government agencies or otherwise purchased with public money.
Google isn't the only company turning evidence of child pornography over to the authorities, with Microsoft tipping police in Pennsylvania on a OneDrive user's illegal material in the cloud. Two images were spotted by Microsoft's automated content tracking tools, PhotoDNA, which maintain a specific watch for offensive photos of children, and led to the man being arrested at the end of July.
Edward Snowden isn't the person who has tasked himself with leaking government secrets, according to U.S. officials that spoke to CNN. The information comes after The Intercept published a story today containing information acquired from a new source that provided national security documents. The identity of the new leaker, however, hasn't been discovered.
Google's decision to notify law enforcement of a Gmail user sharing indecent photos of children reignited questions around what privacy the company provides, but Google has stepped forward with new details on how, exactly, its monitoring system worked. A Houston man was arrested last week after Google informed police in Texas that he had been sharing child pornography with his Gmail account; that content, Google says now, has a special digital fingerprint which distinguishes it from other materials.
Samsung could find itself in court again, after Microsoft announced it would sue the South Korean company in the US over unpaid late fees due on tardy smartphone royalties. According to Microsoft, Samsung has flouted the patent deal it agreed to in late 2011, which sees it hand over a fee based on every Android device it sells, and giving the Nokia Devices and Services acquisition as its justification.
The latest squabble over the use of drones is coming from the Los Angeles Police Department, which has said that hobbyists should avoid flying camera-equipped drones over its various stations. This comes after one man was accused of trespassing via the sky.
Earlier today, Apple was granted preliminary court approval for its ebook settlement plan, something that resulted from claims that the company was in cahoots with five publishers to jack up digital book prices. The settlement is for $450 million, with the agreement being made back in June.
“The company is figuratively bleeding to death.” That was how Aereo described themselves to the US District Court in Manhattan in a filing late last night. The company, recently dealt a death-blow by the Supreme Court, is hemorrhaging cash, and wants the courts to allow them to operate like a cable company.