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New Pirate Bay Proxies Spring Up

December 23rd, 2012 12:18 admin View Comments

Censorship

Techmeology writes “Just days after the UK Pirate Party was forced to kill its proxy service Pirate Parties in Argentina and Luxembourg have created their own proxies. In a statement, the Pirate Party in Argentina said: ‘We wish the UK Pirate Party best of luck in their continued fight for free access to culture and knowledge. We have put up our own Pirate Bay proxy which is accessible from anywhere in the world, including the UK and other places where it has been censored.’”

Source: New Pirate Bay Proxies Spring Up

EU Charges Samsung With Abusing Vital Telecoms Patent

December 21st, 2012 12:50 admin View Comments

EU

Dupple sends this news from Reuters: “The European Commission charged Samsung Electronics on Friday with abusing its dominant position in seeking to bar rival Apple from using a patent deemed essential to mobile phone use. The Commission sent a ‘statement of objections’ to the South Korean group, with its preliminary view that Samsung was not acting fairly. ‘Intellectual property rights are an important cornerstone of the single market. However, such rights should not be misused when they are essential to implement industry standards, which bring huge benefits to businesses and consumers alike,’ Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in statement.”

Source: EU Charges Samsung With Abusing Vital Telecoms Patent

Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In Boston

November 21st, 2012 11:45 admin View Comments

Earth

poofmeisterp writes “Due to old cast iron underground pipelines, natural gas leaks run amok in Boston, MA. ‘”While our study was not intended to assess explosion risks, we came across six locations in Boston where gas concentrations exceeded the threshold above which explosions can occur,” Nathan Phillips, associate professor at BU, said in a statement.’ With ‘a device to measure methane’ in a vehicle equipped with GPS, Duke and Boston University researchers created a nice little map showing the methane levels in parts per million at different points in the city. ‘Repairing these leaks will improve air quality, increase consumer health and safety, and save money,’ study researcher Robert B. Jackson, of Duke, said in a statement. ‘We just have to put the right financial incentives into place.’ It looks like money is an issue. Imagine that.”

Source: Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In Boston

UK Court of Appeal Reprimands Apple Over Mandated Samsung Statement

November 1st, 2012 11:25 admin View Comments

Advertising

Macthorpe writes “In the UK, Apple were previously ordered to add a statement to their website stating that Samsung did not copy their designs, following a previous case where this was ruled by the UK courts. However, today the same court revealed that Apple’s statement is not good enough. From the article: ‘The acknowledgement put up last week, linked from the home page by a tiny link, was deemed to be “non-compliant” with the order that the court had made in October. The court has now ordered it to correct the statement – and the judges, Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob, indicated that they were not pleased with Apple’s failure to put a simpler statement on the site.’ It appears the main objection is the statement is on a separate page and only linked from the hompage — and that the statement is buried in marketing blurb, and also put next to references to a case Apple won.”

Source: UK Court of Appeal Reprimands Apple Over Mandated Samsung Statement

Below-Expected Earnings For Google Posted Early, Trading Halted

October 18th, 2012 10:42 admin View Comments

Google

An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from the BBC: “Trading in Google shares has been suspended after the internet giant released its third-quarter results early by mistake. Google blames financial printing firm RR Donnelley for filing an early draft of the results, which had been expected after the closing bell. Shares in Google were down 9% when trading in the stock was suspended. Shares had fallen as much as 10.5% at one stage. In a statement, Google said: ‘Earlier this morning RR Donnelley, the financial printer, informed us that they had filed our draft 8K earnings statement without authorisation… We have ceased trading on Nasdaq while we work to finalise the document. Once it’s finalised we will release our earnings, resume trading on Nasdaq and hold our earnings call as normal at 1:30 PST.’”

Source: Below-Expected Earnings For Google Posted Early, Trading Halted

WikiLeaks Losing Support From Anonymous

October 12th, 2012 10:55 admin View Comments

The Almighty Buck

Hugh Pickens writes “The Guardian reports that members of computer hacker collective Anonymous have distanced themselves from WikiLeaks, claiming the whistleblowers’ site has become too focused on the personal tribulations of its founder, Julian Assange. A statement linked from the Anonymous Twitter account, AnonymousIRC, described WikiLeaks as ‘the one man Julian Assange show,’ and complained that the website implemented a paywall seeking donations from users who wanted access to millions of leaked documents. ‘The idea behind WikiLeaks was to provide the public with information that would otherwise be kept secret by industries and governments. Information we strongly believe the public has a right to know,’ said the statement on behalf of Anonymous. The dispute could starve WikiLeaks of potentially newsworthy leaks in the future, as some of Wikileaks’ recent disclosures – including the Stratfor emails – are alleged to have come from Anonymous.”

Source: WikiLeaks Losing Support From Anonymous

Green Party Releases International Joint Statement Criticizing the TPP

August 20th, 2012 08:06 admin View Comments

Politics

Dangerous_Minds writes “The New Zealand, Australian, and Canadian Green Parties have released a joint statement on the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Among the concerns are the secretive nature of the talks and ‘could hinder access to safe, affordable medicines, weaken local content rules for media, stifle high-tech innovation, and even restrict the ability of future governments to legislate for the good of public health and the environment.’ ZeroPaid also notes that the statement is starting to appear in New Zealand and Australian media.”

Source: Green Party Releases International Joint Statement Criticizing the TPP

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the “Witchunt”

August 19th, 2012 08:24 admin View Comments

Crime

An anonymous reader writes “After a statement from a window at an upper floor from the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange ‘… called on US President Barack Obama to “do the right thing” and for his government to “renounce its witch hunt against Wikileaks.”‘” However, the U.S. issued the following statement regarding Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, “The United States is not a party to the 1954 OAS Convention on Diplomatic Asylum and does not recognize the concept of diplomatic asylum as a matter of international law,”

Source: Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the “Witchunt”

Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the “Witch Hunt”

August 19th, 2012 08:24 admin View Comments

Crime

An anonymous reader writes “After a statement from a window at an upper floor from the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange ‘… called on US President Barack Obama to “do the right thing” and for his government to “renounce its witch hunt against Wikileaks.”‘” However, the U.S. issued the following statement regarding Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, “The United States is not a party to the 1954 OAS Convention on Diplomatic Asylum and does not recognize the concept of diplomatic asylum as a matter of international law,”

Source: Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the “Witch Hunt”

In UK, HTC Defeats Apple’s “Obvious” Slide Unlock Patent

July 5th, 2012 07:10 admin View Comments

Android

An anonymous reader writes “In a move that is likely to have wide-ranging implications for Patent Rulings around the world, a High Court Judge in the UK has ruled that HTC did not infringe on a number if Apple’s patents. ‘He said Apple’s slide-to-unlock feature was an “obvious” development in the light of a similar function on an earlier Swedish handset.’ Two other patents that Apple had claimed were infringed were ruled invalid, while a third was found not to apply to HTC. A statement from the Taiwanese firm said: ‘HTC is pleased with the ruling, which provides further confirmation that Apple’s claims against HTC are without merit. We remain disappointed that Apple continues to favour competition in the courtroom over competition in the marketplace.’ Apple declined to comment on the specifics of the case. Instead it re-issued an earlier statement, saying: ‘We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.’” This after a similar victory for HTC in a different venue, when Apples request for an injunction on some HTC devices was rejected in the U.S.

Source: In UK, HTC Defeats Apple’s “Obvious” Slide Unlock Patent

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