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White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Because the fact that unlocking your cell phone is a crime is anti-competitive—and just plain stupid.

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Facebook and Yahoo join motions to disclose national security requests

Google and Microsoft already have filed such motions, saying they can't allay users' concerns about privacy without evidence.

Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

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The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the e-book market.

U.S. man pleads guilty to hacking Department of Energy, other sites

A Pennsylvania man and other hackers conspired to install backdoors into computer networks and sell root access to those networks, according to court documents.

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Apple is the company most targeted by patent trolls

All but two of the top 30 companies targeted by "patent trolls" seeking licensing fees are in the technology sector, with Apple leading the way.

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Creative Commons co-founder wages 'fair use' war over YouTube takedown notice

Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig has filed a complaint in a U.S federal court after he was forced to take down a YouTube video of his lecture which included clips that depicted groups of people dancing to a copyrighted song.

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Illegal downloads surge after the Netherlands blockades Pirate Bay, study finds

Downloading from illegal sources has increased instead of decreased six months after a court ordered ISPs in the Netherlands to block access to The Pirate Bay, according to research from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Tilburg University, released Thursday.

Patent circus continues as ITC bans older Samsung devices

Older Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets get banned, but you don't have to worry about it affecting you too much.

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Apple asks appeals court to grant sales injunction against Samsung

Apple's lawyer argues that a federal judge made mistakes when she rejected Apple's request for a sales injunction against Samsung Electronics in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case.

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Netgear accuses Asus of submitting fraudulent test results to the FCC

Netgear files complaint with the FCC and sues Asus for false advertising, unfair competition, and more.