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FAA

FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

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Apple wins in patent infringement trial against Wi-LAN

Apple had been accused of infringing a patent relating to CDMA and HSPA communications technologies, but a federal jury ruled in the company's favor.

Apple and Samsung spar over 'massive disclosure' of leaked license contracts

Apple and Samsung Electronics exchanged heated words in court Tuesday over allegations that Samsung's lawyers leaked details of confidential Apple licensing agreements to Samsung executives.

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New Snowden revelation: NSA collects millions of email and chat address books

What happens in email, doesn't stay there. But you knew that already.

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How to break through the Great Firewall of China on iOS

If you're visiting China, you can use a VPN to gain access to banned sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Obama Samsung

No veto from Obama admin means some older Samsung phones and tablets are banned

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has upheld an import ban on some older-model Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined they infringed Apple patents.

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Legal ruling

Apple officially appeals ebook price-fixing case

Living up to its word, Apple has filed its appeal against the decision in the ebook price-fixing case, as well as the resulting injunction issued last month.

Legal ruling

Samsung execs may have peeked at secret Apple info

Samsung's lawyers may have provided their clients access to highly confidential information such as Apple's patent licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips, according to a court document.

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Bang With Friends, Zynga kiss and make up

The social networking service that helps you find Facebook friends who might want to get to know you a little better says it resolved a trademark dispute with Zynga, which offers the Words With Friends game.

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Cybersecurity

White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Because the fact that unlocking your cell phone is a crime is anti-competitive—and just plain stupid.

NTIA appeals to FCC to let consumers unlock their own mobile devices

Soon you may have the government's backing to do as you please with your phone.

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China to jail Web users whose 'defamatory' posts are viewed or re-posted too many times

In perhaps China's toughest push to crack down on online defamation, authorities have unveiled measures that could send Internet users to jail for up to three years if found guilty of posting slanderous rumors.

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Judgment in ebook case limits Apple's deals, appoints external monitor

The final judgment in the ebook price-fixing case against Apple limits the ways in which Apple can negotiate with ebook publishers, and puts into place both an antitrust compliance officer and external monitor.

Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

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The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the e-book market.

Apple, Jabil to investigate alleged labor violations at China factory

Apple is investigating a supplier factory in China for alleged labor violations, after a watchdog group claimed the facility had been forcing its employees to work long hours assembling iPhones.