pdabbadabba writes "A Florida iPhone and iPad app developer, Blue Toad, has come forward claiming that it is the source of the Apple UDIDs previously released by Anonymous. Their dataset, they say, is a 98% match for the one Anonymous hackers claim to have stolen from an FBI laptop. If so, this development would cast serious doubt on Anonymous' claims and, possibly, calm fears that this data is evidence of an ongoing FBI surveillance operation (a claim the FBI has also denied)."Link to Original Source
pdabbadabba writes "The jury is in in the epic patent dispute between Apple and Samsung and Apple appears to be coming out on top. The court is still going through the 700+ items on the verdict form, but things seem to be going Apple's way so far. In the case of Apple's various UI patents, the jury is consistently ruling that Samsung not only violated Apple's patent, but did so willfully."Link to Original Source
pdabbadabba writes "Remember that $2 billion dollars for broadband development in the new economic stimulus bill? Well, bad news: it's been cut."
pdabbadabba writes "Obama has signed executive orders requiring the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison within one year and requiring that all interrogations adhere to the rules set forth in the Army Field Manual which explicitly forbids coercive interrogation methods such as waterboarding."Link to Original Source