Apparently it's time for the French to deliver Apple's tit for Samsung's tat won in US courts last week. Sammy's request for an injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S was rejected by a court in France, which called the reaction out of proportion with its claims of intellectual property theft.
LONDON — In its continuing regulatory standoff with European policy makers, Uber, the ride-booking company, is not backing down.That was the message on Monday from Mark MacGann, Uber’s head of European policy, who stressed that the company would continue to take legal action against countries that tried to ban some of its services.
Google, the search giant, is gearing up for a fight in France.The company said Thursday that it would not comply with demands from the country’s privacy regulator, who has said Google must apply a European data protection ruling to all of its global domains.
If you've followed the smartphone patent wars, you know that the US International Trade Commission is a force to be reckoned with -- copy someone's product and you could face a sales ban. Its authority apparently doesn't extend into the digital realm, however. An appeals court has ruled that the ITC can't block internet transmissions from other countries when it hands down a ruling.
If you thought the so-called right to be forgotten was limited to Europe, think again.A court ruling in Europe last year said that people could request search engines to remove a link if it went to a page that unfairly besmirched them. The ruling went somewhat counter to the prevailing thinking about the Internet as a sort of free-wheeling data hose.A French court later went a step further.
The Department of Justice is trying to get Apple to unlock a defendant's iPhone . While Apple has stated that it can technically bypass the phone's passcode security, it has so far refused to do so for various reasons. So the DOJ has come up with a new strategy, force Apple to comply because it licenses the software on the phone.
As France comes to terms with its deadliest domestic attack since World War II, attention has quickly turned to whether European governments need to reassess how they collect, manage and use people’s digital footprint.Already, European politicians are mulling new rules that would allow them to share airline passenger data across the 28-member bloc to identity potential terrorists.
Jimmy Wales has urged Apple to take a stand against the UK government's attempt to ban encryption.Apple Should Stop Selling iPhones in the UK, Says Wikipedia Founder is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Disney is joining the ever-growing list of places where selfie sticks are forbidden. If you are touring the "Happiest Place on Earth" solo and your arms aren't long enough for a good selfie, you can always ask a park employee to take the photo. They will gladly oblige. The new policy goes into effect on Tuesday at its Orlando Disney World location.
Technically, Samsung Pay has actually to officially roll out to business and users, but that's definitely not going to stop Samsung from dreaming big. While it's still busy actually preparing the system for merchants and smartphones, it is announcing that the payment service will also come to your living room. Samsung Pay on Samsung Smart TVs.
France’s privacy watchdog just will not take no for an answer.On Monday, the country’s data protection authority rejected Google’s efforts to limit how a landmark European privacy ruling may be applied worldwide.
Starting in the fall, iPhone and iPad owners will notice yet another new Apple app on their iPhone called News . It's a curated-news service that serves up stories and media from various news organizations and packages them into a beautiful magazine-style interface. The idea isn't revolutionary.
warrants were obtained through a one-sided (ex party) process that Apple was not officially party to.Federal prosecutors forcefully responded to Apple’s court filing in a New York drug case this week, saying that the company should help the government extract data from a seized iOS 7 iPhone pursuant to a warrant just as it has in the past.
The clash between Uber drivers and taxi drivers in France became very serious this week, including everything from blocking transportation routes to the alleged dropped of bricks onto Uber cars from overpasses.
On Friday, a federal judge dismissed an anti-surveillance lawsuit brought by Wikimedia, ruling in favor of the National Security Agency. In his 30 page ruling, US District Judge Richard D. Bennett found that Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs had no standing, and could not prove that they had been surveilled, largely echoing the previous 2013 Supreme Court decision in the case of Clapper v.
Apple Music's exclusive grip on Dr. Dre's new album lasted two weeks. Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is now streaming from the likes of Google Play, Deezer, Tidal, Rdio and Rhapsody based on our quick look through music services. It's still absent from Spotify, though, perhaps due to its free tier that many artists aren't too thrilled about.
SEATTLE — Three Microsoft executives saw their responsibilities multiply last week when the company announced that it was consolidating its engineering efforts, leading to the departure of several senior executives.The one executive whose job will expand the most is Terry Myerson, in a change that will cement his position as the company’s most powerful product leader.Mr.
SO PAULO – Uber rejected a proposal in So Paulo that might have legalized the ride-hailing service there.On Thursday, Mayor Fernando Haddad of So Paulo said he was signing a bill that imposed fines and vehicle seizures on drivers of unauthorized ride-hailing services, a category that includes Uber.
When you can do so much with your smartphone, it's easy to assume that your smartwatch needs to be equally capable in order to make it worthwhile on your wrist. Problem is, all those talents can turn the wearable experience into a confusing morass of tapping, swiping, scrolling, and swearing. Samsung may just have come up with the answer in the Gear S2 , however, and all it took was a big wheel.