Google Reassures Users About Warnings of Hackers

Google wants to reassure users about the warnings it issues about government-backed hackers. The company hasn’t changed anything about its policies or its practices, but Google wanted to remind its users in a blog post how the warnings work. Read the article: Recode...

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Jawbone Suit Against Fitbit

Fitbit Inc. is headed toward a trial over claims it stole rival Jawbone Inc.’s trade secrets, after failing to persuade a judge to throw the case out. A California state judge rejected Fitbit’s argument that the lawsuit is merely an attempt to rehash claims that were already analyzed and rejected by the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington in October. Read the article: Bloomberg...

More Mainstream Ads Found on Extremist Websites

A Washington Post examination of dozens of sites with politically extreme and derogatory content found that many were customers of leading ad networks, which share a portion of revenue gleaned from advertisers with the site’s operators. The Post’s examination found that the networks had displayed ads for Allstate, IBM, DirectTV and dozens of other household brand names on websites with content containing racial and ethnic slurs, Holocaust denial and disparaging comments about African Americans, Jews, women and gay people. Read the article: The Washington Post...

Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Taxes in All States

Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1. Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts. Read the article: CNBC...

Chinese Court Rules for Apple in iPhone Design Patent Case

A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. Last May, a Beijing patent regulator ordered Apple’s Chinese subsidiary and a local retailer Zoomflight to stop selling the iPhones after Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services lodged a complaint, claiming that the patent for the design of its mobile phone 100c was being infringed by the iPhone sales. Read the article: Reuters...

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