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Samsung apologizes for plant acid leak incident

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Samsung has formally (and publicly) apologized over the hydrofluoric acid leak that occurred in January. Alongside this, Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said that the company will revoke its application to get its plants certified as green for another five years. He added that the company is now overhauling its...
Samsung apologizes for plant acid leak incident
Chrome OS and Android: There can be only one

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

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A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

Puerto Rican government agency claims Infor's negligence cost it $9M

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Infor is being sued by a Puerto Rican tax authority on grounds that its failure to maintain software used by the organization racked up US$9 million in costs....
Puerto Rican government agency claims Infor's negligence cost it $9M

iPhone users hold AT&T accountable for perpetuating smartphone theft

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Three plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T in California Superior Court this week, alleging that the company acted as an accessory to theft by re-activating their stolen iPhones for the new, illegitimate owners. The suit comes as the telecom company is making moves to address smartphone theft—earlier this...
iPhone users hold AT&T accountable for perpetuating smartphone theft

First HADOPI Victim Convicted, Not For His Own Infringement, But Because His Wife Downloaded Songs

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Well, here's a nice contrast: just when a judge in the US has ruled that users there have no obligation to lock down their wifi connections, a court in France decides the exact opposite. What makes the story even more significant is that the individual concerned is the first person...
First HADOPI Victim Convicted, Not For His Own Infringement, But Because His Wife Downloaded Songs

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Yet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively Identify Infringers

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The neverending misadventures of Prenda Law and its various attachments have led me to consider retiring this phrase when writing about them: "just when you thought it couldn't get any worse..." Prenda's situation obviously can (and will) likely get much worse, well past the point of any reasonable person's expectations....
Yet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively Identify Infringers
Competitive cycling app Strava not to blame for rider's death, judge rules

Samsung apologizes for fatal gas leak, promises steps will be taken so it doesn't happen again

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Samsung has officially apologized for a company pipeline that melted and leaked a significant amount of hydrofluoric acid gas at one of its semiconductor plants in South Korea, killing one worker and leaving another four injured. Reported by Engadget (via Yonhap News), Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said that the company would now...
Samsung apologizes for fatal gas leak, promises steps will be taken so it doesn't happen again
Heroku chief opens up about RapGenius, legendary hires, & developers' woman problem

Data breaches caused mostly by negligence and glitches, study finds

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While data breaches born of malicious attacks grab headlines, more data thefts are caused by employee negligence and computer glitches, according to a report this week by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. Almost two-thirds of data breaches in 2012 could be attributed to negligence or human error (35 percent)...
Data breaches caused mostly by negligence and glitches, study finds

Finally: Apple and Foxconn to Participate in Fair Labor Audit

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Was it the segment on The Daily Show, one of the iTunes store's bestselling TV shows? Or the eye-opening investigative report from the New York Times, prominently featured in every other Apple commercial? Or that episode of one of the most downloaded podcasts/radio shows in the country, This American Life?...
Finally: Apple and Foxconn to Participate in Fair Labor Audit

Saudi Arabia passes law criminalizing miscarriages. If a woman is found guilty she could be punished with life in prison. This includes 1st trimester pregnancies, and "acts of negligence" such as falling down stairs. Just Kidding! It's legislation passed

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Saudi Arabia passes law criminalizing miscarriages. If a woman is found guilty she could be punished with life in prison. This includes 1st trimester pregnancies, and "acts of negligence" such as falling down stairs. Just Kidding! It's legislation passed

Once More, With Feeling: Having Open WiFi Does Not Make You 'Negligent' Under The Law

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Over a year ago, we wrote about an attempt by a porn company, Liberty Media, to sue a bunch of people it accused of infringing on its copyright. The case had many similarities to copyright trolling lawsuits, but there was one claim in particular that we found quite troubling: the...
Once More, With Feeling: Having Open WiFi Does Not Make You 'Negligent' Under The Law

The Facebook democracy is officially dead

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The results of Facebook’s latest policy vote are in: Facebook’s failed voting system is no more. While the vast majority of users sought to save the system, only 670,000 users actually voted. This number, while double the previous vote’s turnout, wasn’t anywhere near the 300 million votes needed to make the results binding....
The Facebook democracy is officially dead

Samsung Publicly Apologizes For Fatal Gas Leak At Semiconductor Plant

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Samsung has issued a rare public apology for a January 28 gas leakage at one of the company’s semiconductor plants that resulted in the death of a contractor. The accident occurred at Samsung’s semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, and injured four other workers in addition to the worker that died. The...
Samsung Publicly Apologizes For Fatal Gas Leak At Semiconductor Plant

Italian Scientists Convicted Of Manslaughter, Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail, Over Earthquake They Failed To Predict Properly

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A year and a half ago, we wrote about some Italian seismologists who were being tried for manslaughter after a risk assessment they wrote up, in which they concluded that a series of small earthquakes along a faultline wasn't that serious, and the risk of a big earthquake was not...
Italian Scientists Convicted Of Manslaughter, Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail, Over Earthquake They Failed To Predict Properly

Sweet Brown Has Her Voice Autotuned, Sues 'iTunes' And Others For $15 Million

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Eric Wisti alerts us a case we hadn't heard about before. You may recall a few years back how the Bed Intruder song became a huge hit, after the Autotune the News guys took an offbeat TV interview and turned it into a song. They, famously, provided some of the...
Sweet Brown Has Her Voice Autotuned, Sues 'iTunes' And Others For $15 Million

Why It's Almost Impossible To Get Punished For A Bogus DMCA Takedown

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Yesterday, we wrote about the latest in the long running saga that is Stephanie Lenz's battle (with the help of the EFF) over whether or not Universal Music was right to issue a DMCA takedown for her 29 second video of her toddler son dancing to a (barely audible) Prince...
Why It's Almost Impossible To Get Punished For A Bogus DMCA Takedown

Lies, love affairs and lawsuits: MOD Systems founder is out of prison and wants a new trial

www.geekwire.com
Mark Phillips is out of prison, and now he’s looking to clear his name. The 38-year-old former CEO of MOD Systems, who was sent to prison in July 2011 on fraud and money laundering charges, is back in court asking a federal judge for a new trial. He’s also filed a...
Lies, love affairs and lawsuits: MOD Systems founder is out of prison and wants a new trial
The problem with passwords (infographic)

Foxconn workers put Chinese labor conditions under the spotlight

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A series of reports has highlighted unfair and unsafe working conditions at Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for companies like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. Several companies have responded to the allegations, which include long hours of forced overtime, injuries caused by negligence, and a lack of accountability for violating policies...
Foxconn workers put Chinese labor conditions under the spotlight

Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon

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For the first time in seven years, both the organizational cost of data breach and the cost per lost or stolen record have declined. The organizational cost has declined from $7.2 million to $5.5 million and the cost per record has declined from $214 to $194. These according to the...
Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon
Beauty and brains: the LG Optimus G reviewed

How Can You Tell If Uploading Your Cover Song To YouTube Is Infringing? You Can't

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If there is such a thing as a functioning copyright system, one of its tenets should be that it is quite easy to know if what you're doing is infringement. Of course, as we've discovered over and over again, people infringe unkowingly all the time -- and it's not just...
How Can You Tell If Uploading Your Cover Song To YouTube Is Infringing? You Can't

How to (Legally) Become a Professional Photographer

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A Guest Post by Scott Bideau from capturedbyscott.com Image by Roberto Carlos Pecino A common question asked by an amateur photographer looking to turn professional is, “what equipment do I need?” I’ll skip the discussion around skill and experience being more important than equipment, but before you rush out and...
How to (Legally) Become a Professional Photographer

Strasbourg judges have got it wrong in case of man's mistreatment in custody

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Judgment in MS v UK from European court leaves publicly funded authorities threatened with litigation from all sidesIn a ruling revealing stark differences between the UK courts and the Strasbourg court's approach to the threshold for article 3 treatment, Strasbourg has ruled that the detention of a mentally ill man...
Strasbourg judges have got it wrong in case of man's mistreatment in custody
Yahoo board approves $1.1B all-cash acquisition of Tumblr (report)

Yet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively Identify Infringers

www.techdirt.com
The neverending misadventures of Prenda Law and its various attachments have led me to consider retiring this phrase when writing about them: "just when you thought it couldn't get any worse..." Prenda's situation obviously can (and will) likely get much worse, well past the point of any reasonable person's expectations....
Yet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively Identify Infringers
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