mschaffer writes "Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and LinkedIn are a bit miffed at the unconstitutional redaction by the US Government's of the FISA court's response to their requests.
Hoping that things may change these companies made another attempt today with another filing.
Good luck!"Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "The U.S. FDA ruled for the first time that trans fats aren't generally considered safe in foods.
So, in the future you may not be able to enjoy that box of HoHo's after smoking that newly-legalized marijuana."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Only 6 able to sign up on healthcare.gov's first day, documents show."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Google is getting ready to say good-bye to Google TV: The company is getting rid of the branding, but will continue to make Android available to TV manufacturers."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Well, apparently Google has problems honoring privacy policies of iPhone users and the privacy policies of Apple's iPhone Safari browser are easily circumvented."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "According to a Twit on Sunday, Apple may be the latest high-profile security attack. The hackers claim to have gained access to private data from an Apple Inc server.
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A list of 27 user names and encrypted passwords apparently for an Apple website was posted to the Internet over the weekend along with a warning from hacker group Anonymous that the Cupertino-based computer maker could be a target of its attacks.
mschaffer writes "Well, it looks like the Judge is already skeptical about Apple's assertions about the "app store" moniker.
US District Judge Phyillis Hamilton has already said she will "probably" reject Apple's request to have exclusive access to the term "app store,"
During early proceedings, she knocked Apple down a peg, reportedly saying, "I'm troubled by the showing that you've made so far, but that's where you're likely not to prevail at this early juncture.""Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Apple is famous for going to absurd lengths to enforce its patents and trademarks. It recently sued Amazon for calling its app store Appstore. And it has publicly lectured competitors to “create their own original technology, not steal ours”.
But the company isn't always as fastidious about respecting the ideas of others. Consider the case of UK-based developer Greg Hughes. Last year, his app for wirelessly syncing iPhones with iTunes libraries was unceremoniously rejected from the official App Store. The software developer took the denial in stride, submitting Wi-Fi Sync to the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhones, where the app is a top seller.
Fast forward to Monday, when Apple unveiled a set of new features for the upcoming iOS 5, including the same wireless-syncing functionality. Cupertino wasn't even subtle about the appropriation, using the precise name and a near-identical logo to market the technology."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "A computer glitch Friday night snarled the travel plans of US Airways customers, as reports flooded in of flights grounded around the country."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "TiVo® Service Announcement
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Well, at least they let us know about it."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Google says it will delay the distribution of its newest Android source code (Honeycomb) at least for the foreseeable future
So, what does open source really mean?"Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Looks like Verizon got the FCC's attention:
"U.S. regulators said Verizon Communications Inc.’s networks may have dropped a “truly alarming” number of wireless emergency calls during a snow storm last month, and asked the carrier to investigate."
Makes you wander what's going to happen when all of those iPhones strain the network."Link to Original Source
mschaffer writes "Did you know that AT&T's version of the Dell streak is still being held to Android 1.6? Well, it is. While unofficial updates have been available for months, Dell Streaks in the USA officially only have Donut. (Unlike its European equivalent which has Dell's Android 2.2).
Another announced deadline (today) has come and almost gone, but the promised 2.2 upgrade has yet to be seen.
Of course, AT&T doesn't have any shipping Android 2.2 devices yet, so we know who is to blame. Perhaps they are waiting for the official pre-release of the Verizon iPhone before allowing 2.2 updates."Link to Original Source