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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015


OpenTV lawsuit accuses Apple of patent infringement

Apple TV, iTunes and the App Store are among the products and services named as violating the interactive software pioneer's patents.

By May 5, 2015


We're living in the future with shiny tech -- and plenty of duds

On Back to the Future Day, we can truly say the future is now. We have technology at our fingertips that would blow Marty McFly's mind. Look behind the glitz, though, and you'll see a pile of castoff failures.

By October 21, 2015


Latest chapter on Google Books: Court says it's legal under fair use

US appeals court OKs book-scanning project because it makes only excerpts available. Authors say they'll appeal again, citing threat to "literary heritage."

By October 16, 2015


Apple defeats GPNE's $94M patent-infringement claim

A San Jose jury rules against the nonpracticing entity, which had accused Apple of infringing its mobile device technology.

By October 22, 2014


Nvidia dealt blow in bid to block Samsung shipments into US

An administrative law judge for the US International Trade Commission sides with Samsung on a patent dispute with Nvidia.

By October 9, 2015


Google search chief: Users have right to be forgotten online -- in some cases

Amit Singhal, Google's search chief, says teenagers and other people who make small, "innocent" mistakes shouldn't be chased their entire lives.

By October 8, 2015


Facebook privacy hoaxes prey on your fears -- again

The social network's users are being inundated with messages that their Facebook privacy concerns can be assuaged by reposting a legal-sounding statement or signing up for a paid monthly subscription.

By September 28, 2015


Google snubbed in France over attempt to limit right-to-be-forgotten requests

A French privacy watchdog insists that Google's takedown requests should be applied to all the company's domains around the world, otherwise the search giant could face a fine.

By September 21, 2015


Ad blockers top Apple charts as iOS 9 debuts

Apple's newest mobile software lets you use third-party apps to block Web ads, which the maker of the Peace app calls "creepy, bloated, annoying and insecure."

By September 17, 2015