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Microsoft debuts Web site to search all its patents

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The Web giant and frequent target of intellectual property litigation says the move is designed to create greater transparency. It hopes other patent holders will follow suit. [Read more]...
Microsoft debuts Web site to search all its patents

The Senate confirms Obama's FTC and FCC nominations, including one who will recuse in Google-related cases

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To say that the departing Congress was known for inaction, gridlock, and partisan hackery is to understate the truth. However, the Senate recently managed to confirm all of the President’s Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission nominees. Mignon Clyburn will get a second term at the FCC, and Joshua Wright...
The Senate confirms Obama's FTC and FCC nominations, including one who will recuse in Google-related cases

State Appeals Court Says Stubhub Isn't Responsible For Actions Of Its Users

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Over the years, we've written about the Section 230 safe harbors -- which protect service providers from being liable for certain actions of their users -- a number of times. This is perfectly common sense legislation: the blame should be placed on the person who actually committed the action, rather...
State Appeals Court Says Stubhub Isn't Responsible For Actions Of Its Users

Serious flaw present in latest Java Runtime Environment for desktops and servers, researchers say

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Java vulnerability hunters from Polish security research firm Security Explorations claim to have found a new vulnerability that affects the latest desktop and server versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).The vulnerability is located in Java's Reflection API component and can be used to completely bypass the Java security...
Serious flaw present in latest Java Runtime Environment for desktops and servers, researchers say

NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

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Websites affiliated with U.S. broadcaster NBC were hacked for several hours on Thursday, serving up malicious software intended to steal bank account details. On its own technology blog, NBC released a statement saying, “We’ve identified the problem and are working to resolve it. No user information has been compromised.â€...
NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system

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Despite the added risk brought on by Apple's Find My iPhone feature, the iOS handset remains a frequent target for smartphone thieves, thanks to the device's resale value and compatibility with networks around the world. There's not much you can do to deter sticky fingers short of keeping your...
Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system

The Circuit: FTC’s Long to Microsoft, Google privacy policy, cybersecurity

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FTC attorney to Microsoft: Federal Trade Commission attorney Randall Long has been hired by Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reported. Long has been deeply involved in antitrust investigations into Google — the frequent target of Microsoft’s public relations, legal and regulatory effort — and was the lead staff attorney...
The Circuit: FTC’s Long to Microsoft, Google privacy policy, cybersecurity

HBO Has A Distribution Problem, But Just 'Going Without' Does Nothing To Push Them To Solve It

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Many, many posts and discussions have taken place here at Techdirt about content providers and their love of windowed releases. A point frequently made is that there would likely be a lot less piracy and a lot more purchasing if these 30/60/90 day rental/PPV/premium cable windows were eliminated on new...
HBO Has A Distribution Problem, But Just 'Going Without' Does Nothing To Push Them To Solve It

Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

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Nathan Myhrvold answers Slashdot questions. Photo via Intellectual Ventures. With a caffeine-free Diet Coke and a cappuccino by his side, Nathan Myhrvold entered the “lion’s den” today — a.k.a. Slashdot — and tried to persuade the site’s denizens that he’s one of them … at least to an extent. “The fact is...
Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

World Bank decides to make its research open access

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The World Bank is the frequent target of criticism, protests, and even riots. Critics feel the organization exerts a disproportionate influence on the economies and policies of less powerful nations. As a large, transnational bureaucracy it can be impenetrable at the best of times, moreso if those manning the...
World Bank decides to make its research open access

CE-Oh no he didn't!: Apple's Phil Schiller needles Android's fragmentation, user experience

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In an interview curiously timed just ahead of Samsung's Galaxy S IV shindig tomorrow, Apple senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took time out to tell the Wall Street Journal exactly where he believes his company's product outpaces its Android competition. There's no mention of the Korean company...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: Apple's Phil Schiller needles Android's fragmentation, user experience
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