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Apple CEO meets with Chinese official following iCloud attacks

The meeting follows a notice from Apple that iCloud has been targeted by network attacks in an attempt to gain user information. But are the Chinese behind it?

By October 22, 2014

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Eolas' 'Interactive Web' patents invalid, appeals court affirms

The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.

By July 22, 2013

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German court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

The function, familiar to all smartphone users, lacks the technical innovation to be granted a patent, the court rules.

By April 4, 2013

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USPTO reaffirms invalidation of Apple patent in Samsung suit

Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.

By April 1, 2013

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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Driver who killed teen posts Facebook pic of wreck, with smiley face

A Minnesota man who smashed into two vehicles, police say, took to Facebook to laugh about it. He reportedly has many driving violations and no valid license.

By July 31, 2014

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Apple multitouch patent ruled invalid by US patent office

Apple's multi-touch patent is under threat, which could have an impact on the company's many court cases.

By December 8, 2012

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Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders

An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.

By April 18, 2014

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Samsung: Apple 'vastly overstated' scope of patents

A Samsung attorney argues that just because the company is asking for much lower damages than Apple -- $7 million versus $2 billion -- doesn't mean it doesn't respect patents.

By April 1, 2014

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Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites

A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.

By March 16, 2014