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Apple letter outlines why it doesn’t want to give FBI an iOS backdoor

Apple letter outlines why it doesn’t want to give FBI an iOS backdoor

In their effort to collect data and evidence in the case against the terrorists who killed multiple people in San Bernadino last year the FBI has been working with Apple to gain access to the shooter's iPhone. Apple was ordered this week to disable autowipe on the iPhone collected as evidence in the case. Autowipe is a security feature that deletes data from the phone if the password is entered incorrectly too many times.

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Future Motion drops case against company raided at CES

Future Motion drops case against company raided at CES

During CES 2016, U.S. Marshals raided a booth belonging to Chinese company Changzhou First International Trade Co., doing so over its one-wheel electric scooter and alleged infringement of Future Motion’s Onewheel hoverboard. Now, and despite all that drama, Future Motion has quietly nixed its legal case against the Chinese company, which is itself going after Future Motion for damages as a result of the CES raid.

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American Airlines opens lawsuit against in-flight internet provider Gogo

American Airlines opens lawsuit against in-flight internet provider Gogo

If you're used to getting on an American Airlines flight and logging into Gogo for in-flight internet, things may be changing. The airline giant is thinking of switching internet providers, as they think they have found someone who can offer better service. So to get out of their contract with Gogo, they have filed a lawsuit against the company.

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Apple “Error 53” class action suit moves forward

Apple “Error 53” class action suit moves forward

If you are, an iPhone user with a device that supports touch ID you may have heard about the "Error 53" issues earlier this month. If you want the full low down on Error 53, check out our story detailing exactly what is going on. Error 53 affects people who have repaired their iPhone using third party parts. During an iOS update, these parts fail one of the checks that Apple performs and results in the entire iPhone being bricked and unusable.

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Report: James Woods gets OK to sue anonymous Twitter user

Report: James Woods gets OK to sue anonymous Twitter user

James Woods has been given permission to pursue a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user, according to a new report. The ‘OK’ was given by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Recana in relation to a complaint filed by Woods against an unknown Twitter user who had tweeted that Woods is a “cocaine addict.” The legal issue has been ongoing for months, and at one point resulted in a letter from a Twitter attorney lambasting the defamation suit as being contrary to First Amendment rights.

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Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

When TiVo and the other first DVRs hit the scene, people ate them up. Finally, for the first time, you could watch shows and movies when you wanted to. Sure, you could setup a VCR to record something at a specific time, but that was more hassle than it was worth. The other big feature was being able to quickly and easily skip commercials. Unfortunately, skipping commercials is getting harder and harder, as Dish Network is finding out.

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Torrents Time gets cease-and-desist letter from anti-piracy group

Torrents Time gets cease-and-desist letter from anti-piracy group

Just earlier today I was writing about an interesting new way to stream perfectly legal content. Torrents Time is a new plug-in that will allow you to take any (legal and not pirated) torrent, and stream it straight to your browser. That's pretty cool, right? Well, it seems that an anti-piracy group has taken offense to the new startup, and issued a cease-and-desist letter to the founders of Torrents Time.

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India rejected Facebook’s free internet, and that’s a good thing

India rejected Facebook’s free internet, and that’s a good thing

Last year, Facebook launched their “Free Basics” program in India, which promised to bring free internet to all the citizens of the country. On the surface, that seems like a great and noble move. Unfortunately, not all was as it seemed, which is why in December, the country moved to ban the service. Facebook has been fighting hard ever since, but that battle appears to have come to a close.

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Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple has finally and formally reacted to Samsung's attempt to bring the patent tug of war between the two companies to the US Supreme Court. In an opposition brief filed by Apple's lawyers, Cupertino tries to dissuade the court from even giving Samsung's case the time of day. It's main argument is that despite the seemingly high-profile nature of the case and the half a dozen or so amici briefs filed in support, the matter is "legally unexceptional". Apple, however, might be facing a more difficult time proving that.

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Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

Take-Two sued for including tattoos in NBA video game

On the more absurd end of the copyright infringement spectrum lies a new lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive Software, the distributor of video game NBA 2K16. According to the lawsuit, Take-Two has infringed on the copyright of eight tattoo designs by depicting them on LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, both of whom, you know, have the designs tattooed on their bodies. The complaint was filed by Solid Oak Sketches LLC.

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Dutch Police use an eagle to down drones

Dutch Police use an eagle to down drones

Back in December, we talked about the Tokyo police and their new drone catching drone. The Japanese drone used a net to fly up and capture rogue drones. The Dutch police have upped the cool factor for catching rogue drones by training an eagle to capture drones from the sky.

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Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark filing gets thrown out

Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark filing gets thrown out

Earlier this month, we found out that Sony was trying to trademark a rather well-known term in the gaming industry. Let's plays have been around for a number of years now, with thousands of people making videos that utilize that term. Thankfully their application was rejected, but on a strange technicality that made it possible for them to try again.

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