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Qualcomm wants iPhone banned in China as legal battle grows

Qualcomm wants iPhone banned in China as legal battle grows

In its latest legal move against Apple, Qualcomm is seeking to have the iPhone banned in China. The company has filed lawsuits against Apple in a Beijing court dealing with intellectual property, arguing that Apple is infringing on some of its patents. The matter has been dragging on for months and started with a lawsuit filed by Apple against Qualcomm earlier this year.

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California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule

California is removing its most controversial driverless car rule

Autonomous cars in California may do away with the human backup driver behind the wheel, with newly proposed regulations amending one of the most controversial aspects of the current rules. The California DMV had opened up its regulations for driverless testing and deployment regulations earlier this year for public input, releasing a new version today that includes significant changes to what companies working on self-driving cars are required to do should human intervention be demanded.

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Drone ban for Statue of Liberty and other popular destinations inbound

Drone ban for Statue of Liberty and other popular destinations inbound

In what marks a new first for the administration, the FAA will ban civilians and companies from operating drones in and around major Department of Interior destinations throughout the US. These destinations are mostly hot tourist spots, including the Statue of Liberty and a few dams throughout the US. The FAA has updated the regulations because national and local law enforcement agencies keep asking it to.

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Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Facing a potentially expensive deadline in Europe, Google will reportedly take drastic steps to avoid another antitrust fine over allegations its comparison shopping service squeezes out the competition. Regulators in the European Union had taken Google to task over how its Google Shopping system worked, picking up on complaints by rival shopping comparison services that the search giant was hogging the prime results positions for itself. The EU had given Google until Thursday, September 28 to come up with a solution.

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Small drone crashes into US Army Black Hawk helicopter

Small drone crashes into US Army Black Hawk helicopter

In what is being called a first-ever event, a civilian's small drone has crashed into a US Army Black Hawk helicopter, an incident that underscores years of effort in establishing regulations designed to avoid such a collision. The incident happened over Staten Island late last week, according to officials, who say the drone was being operated in an illegal manner. The incident happened above a residential area.

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Pact fitness app settles with FTC over unfair billing accusations

Pact fitness app settles with FTC over unfair billing accusations

Fitness app Pact wants to help users reach fitness goals by using a cash incentive...or at least it says it wants to. The app works by charging users if they don't meet their weekly fitness goals and rewarding them with money if they do meet their goals. Allegations made by the FTC allege that things have worked differently in reality, and Pact will pay $940,000 as a result.

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Escobar family seeks $1b from Netflix over Narcos trademarks

Escobar family seeks $1b from Netflix over Narcos trademarks

Netflix is facing a trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the subject of its popular series Narcos. Escobar's brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria is seeking a billion-dollar payment from Netflix over its alleged intellectual property violations. In return, and based on a legal letter that recently leaked, it seems Netflix's own lawyers are threatening to slap the Escobar family with its own lawsuit.

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Uber loses London license

Uber loses London license

In an unexpected blow to Uber, the city of London has refused to reissue its license to operate, over concerns that its ride-sharing service "is not fit and proper." The decision will mean that, after Uber's current license expires on September 30, 2017, Uber will not be able to run its business in the UK's capital city. At its heart, the decision comes down to ongoing controversies about driver background disclosures and how Uber has used tools to make regulatory monitoring more difficult.

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Facebook will give Congress the ads bought by Russian agency

Facebook will give Congress the ads bought by Russian agency

Facebook has revealed that it will provide Congress with the advertisements that were purchase by the Russian entity Internet Research Agency throughout 2015 to 2017. The advertisements came to light a couple weeks ago when Facebook revealed that the Russian agency had bought in excess of 3,000 ads targeting both political and social issues in the United States.

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FTC breaks trend to confirm it is investigating Equifax breach

FTC breaks trend to confirm it is investigating Equifax breach

The FTC has just bucked its own trend, eschewing its tendency to avoid talking about on-going investigations so that it could talk about one investigation in particular: its own probe into the Equifax data breach. The breach is a severe one, potentially affecting approximately 143 million people throughout the US and select other locations.

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Sen. Franken quizzes Apple over Face ID: how secure is it?

Sen. Franken quizzes Apple over Face ID: how secure is it?

Senator Al Franken has sent an enquiring email to Apple CEO Tim Cook requesting additional information about the Face ID technology the company unveiled on Tuesday. Face ID replaces Touch ID on Apple's new iPhone X handset, and is said to protect user data using technologies that detect the handset owner's face. As Franken puts it in his letter: "substantial questions remain."

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ACLU and EFF sue DHS over warrantless gadget searches at border

ACLU and EFF sue DHS over warrantless gadget searches at border

Controversy over warrantless laptop and smartphone searches at the border abound, and now the ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are going after the Department of Homeland Security over it. Both organizations have filed a lawsuit against the DHS on behalf of 11 people -- 10 US citizens and one green card holder -- who were subjected to these warrantless devices search when attempting to enter the US from abroad.

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