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Apple asks for stay on ITC ban on iPhone and iPad models pending appeal

Apple has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to stay a ban on certain iPhone and iPad models pending an appeal.

Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype.

Remains of the Day: It's not TV, it's HBO

Peek inside the development process of an HBO exclusive, take in the latest purported iPhone spy shots, and peruse the closing arguments of the ebook price-fixing case.

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FTC to launch new investigation of patent trolls

The Federal Trade Commission will launch an investigation of the business practices of so-called patent trolls in an effort to understand whether those companies are harming competition and consumers.

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Does encryption really shield you from government's prying eyes?

Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy.

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Silicon Valley weighs in on PRISM

The news that the government has been tracking emails and Web searches has the tech world talking.

Remains of the Day: A whole new world

Apple's decking the halls for WWDC, the Department of Justice and Apple square off in court, and Samsung strikes a solid blow against Cupertino.

ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

Apple infringed a Samsung Electronics patent, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final judgment released Tuesday that bans import into the U.S. of certain AT&T iPhone and iPad models.

Apple ordered to pay out the €5 million it's collected in copying levies in France

Apple has to pay out €5 million (US$6.5 million) in home copying levies that it's collected but failed to deliver to the appropriate agency, the Paris High Court ruled on Friday.

Remains of the Day: Redirect, revisit, recycle

A veteran Apple expert lays out the likely WWDC announcements, the ITC finds itself rethinking a decision, and Apple's about to get even more environmentally friendly.

Apple to pay $53 million to settle iPhone, iPod touch warranty suit

Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class-action suit in connection with warranties for its iPhone and iPod touch devices. The proceeds of the cash settlement will be paid to over 153,000 owners of the devices who were denied warranty coverage while Apple's "liquid damage policy" was still in force