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Most iPhone users have activation lock enabled, survey finds

The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation

Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) initiative being announced at press conference in New York

New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

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President Lincoln makes cameo in Apple-Samsung court battle

A US District Court judge invokes some of Abraham Lincoln's words in a plea for compromise between the two tech heavyweights.

Apple's legal bill in Samsung fight $60M and counting

Costs keep rising for both sides as the patent case continues.

Apple's external antitrust monitor comes under fire

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An editorial at the Wall Street Journal takes to task Judge Denise Cote and Michael Bromwich, the external monitor appointed to oversee compliance with the ebook antitrust case against Apple.

Apple seeks to bar key Samsung executives from licensing negotiations

As a sanction for leaking confidential information, Apple also wants Samsung to be prevented from bringing an injunction in another case.

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Google Hangouts infringes trademark, says US company Hanginout

Hanginout started the lawsuit while its trademark application is still pending.

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Apple sued for patent infringement by DSS

DSS Technology alleges that Apple infringed on two patents covering the use of wireless peripheral devices that DSS recently acquired.

Judge refuses to stay Apple-Samsung lawsuit pending patent review

Samsung wanted the court to stay a damages retrial pending reexamination of an Apple patent, but a judge said no.

Samsung must pay $290 million to Apple in patent case

After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.

Apple says Samsung tactics 'crossed bounds of reason'

As jury deliberations continue in the Apple-Samsung damages case, Apple lashed out at its rival's attempt to halt the trial.

Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.

on techhive.com

A single piece of paper means excitement in the Apple-Samsung trial

It doesn’t take much to bring lawyers and reporters scurrying to the courtroom in the Apple-Samsung trial.

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You can't patent sexy: The Apple-Samsung trial told in tweets

For the past five days, a handful of reporters have listened to Apple and Samsung's lawyers argue over patent minutia. Fortunately, they still had access to the Internet.

Samsung denied mistrial on racial bias claim in Apple case

Judge Lucy Koh, apparently keen to avoid a re-do of the trial, denied the Samsung request.