Stories by John Ribeiro

Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial on damages

A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics in a California court is headed for a retrial next year, after an appeals court vacated and sent back to the lower court for further proceedings a part of the damages award by a jury.

Wikipedia blocks 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data thiefs

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering - the use of smartphone data on other devices.

NSA bulk call records collection extended for last time

The U.S. National Security Agency's controversial program for the bulk collection of domestic call records has been granted extension for the last time, according to documents released.

Apple, Samsung battle to the end over payment of damages

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

California bill one of many state bills that aim to regulate drones

A California bill that restricts flying of drones to above 350 feet is just one of several state bills in the U.S. that aim to regulate various aspects of flying the aircraft.

Ashley Madison hauled to court in class action suits over data breach

Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week against the extramarital hookup site in the U.S., alleging negligence by the site in protecting confidential user data.

US senator to introduce proposal for mandatory drone geofencing

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is to introduce a proposal that aims to make geofencing of drones mandatory soon, following a number of reports of close shaves between the unmanned aircraft and regular planes.

Memory issue disrupts FAA air traffic control system

A memory issue in the traffic management system of the Federal Aviation Administration resulted in the disruption of flights on the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, according to the agency.

US end of oversight of ICANN delayed to late next year

U.S. oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the coordinator of the Internet’s domain name system, will continue through September next year and perhaps even beyond.

Software upgrade could be cause of US airline disruption

A computer glitch that disrupted airline traffic in some parts of the U.S. over the weekend was possibly the result of a software upgrade, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday.

By John Ribeiro | 17 August, 2015 13:42

Tags: transportation, software, Federal Aviation Administration, industry verticals

Rogue drones found flying close to aircraft on the upswing

Sightings of drones flying around helicopters and airplanes have surged this year, and are likely to further fuel concerns about the possible impact on public safety and privacy of the unmanned aircraft.

By John Ribeiro | 13 August, 2015 16:10

Tags: popular science, Federal Aviation Administration

Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has seen an increase in government demands for account information in the first half of this year, with the U.S. followed by Japan topping the list for such requests.

By John Ribeiro | 12 August, 2015 15:19

Tags: twitter, government, internet

Chinese vendors triple smartphone share in India

Chinese vendors tripled shipments year-on-year in the second quarter in the Indian market, indicating that low-cost vendors are posing a challenge to global players like Apple in a very price-sensitive market.

By John Ribeiro | 11 August, 2015 18:03

Tags: Xiaomi, Micromax, Apple, consumer electronics, IDC, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo

Oracle updates complaint against Google to highlight Android's success

Oracle has included six news versions of Android and new products and services built around the operating system in a proposed supplemental complaint in its dispute over Google's use in the OS of copyrighted Java material.

By John Ribeiro | 07 August, 2015 19:09

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, legal, software, Oracle

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