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Commerce Department Agrees to Let ZTE Be Back In Business

The Trump administration has handed ZTE an olive branch, according to sources cited by the New York Times and Reuters. The Commerce Department has brokered a deal that will allow ZTE to resume operations as long as it agrees to pay a substantial fine, submit to American compliance officers, and wholly change is management team. If […]

Jury Votes To Have Samsung Pay Apple $539 Million Over In Design Case

A California jury on Thursday decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design patents. A jury in that case initially awarded Apple $1.05 billion, though […]

Representative Frank Pallone Wants Hearings Over Securus and LocationSmart Data Leaks

Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey has asked Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to hold a hearing concerning the recent location leaks from LocationSmart and Securus. Both companies were able to access real-time location data from wireless carriers and then allowed that data to be exposed. Pallone believes the leaks may […]

Apple Letting People In The EU Download Everything It Knows About Them

Apple plans to give its customers a bit more control over their data. In order to comply with the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect in Europe, Apple is allowing customers in the European Union to download all their data. Such data includes files and information synced to iCloud, as well as activity […]

FBI Gave Misleading Comments On Encryption To Congress

Over the past few years the FBI has used all sorts of tactics to push its war on encrypted devices. The latest one is to give Congress false information about how many devices the agency can’t unlock. The NSA lost its own war against encryption in the late ’90s, when it tried to get all […]

Comcast Ups Its Cash Offer To Buy Fox

The Disney & Fox deal isn’t done yet, and now the rival suitor for Fox’s entertainment assets has just sweetened the pot. Business Wire reports that Comcast has made the announcement that it’s not only considering whether to make a superior offer to acquire 21st Century Fox, but to do so entirely in cash – a […]

Owners Of Mugshots.Com Arrested For Extortion

The four alleged owners of a website mugshots.com, which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested . The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and other crimes. The site required anyone wanting to have their image removed to hand over a substantial payment. […]

HMD Global, Maker Of Nokia Smartphones, Raises $100M

HMD Global today said it has raised $100 million in funding in order to help the company grow. HMD Global is the sole licensee of the Nokia brand and makes and sells Nokia-branded phones that run Google’s Android operating system. The company brought its first phones to market in early 2017 and has seen modest […]

House Appropriations Committee Votes To Keep ZTE Ban In Place

The House Appropriations Committee this week voted on an amendment that upholds the Commerce Department’s sanctions against ZTE. Specifically, the amendment prevents the U.S. Commerce Department from renegotiating its sanctions against ZTE in order to prevent ZTE from gaining access to hardware and software from its U.S. suppliers. The Commerce Department slapped ZTE with the […]

FCC Will Investigate Web Site that Exposed Phone Locations

The FCC today said it is investigating reports that a web site leaked the location data of millions of U.S. cell phones per a report by Reuters. A security researcher claims a company called LocationSmart suffered a leak and made it possible track the whereabouts of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless customers without their […]

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