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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Confide: an app for execs who want sensitive messages to vanish Snapchat-style   —  Many people associate “disappear” apps like Snapchat with young people who want to send each other bong or boob shots.  But kids are hardly the only ones who want to relay sensitive or silly messages without leaving a permanent trace on the internet.
Jan 8, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
LinkedIn sues to stop bots that are stealing its user profiles   —  Professional network LinkedIn is fighting off shady competitors that are using bots to vacuum up hundreds of thousands of its user profiles in order to compete with LinkedIn's own recruiter products, according to a new lawsuit.
Jan 8, 2014, 5:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
ACLU appeals ruling that NSA phone database is lawful   —  The federal government's ability to keep a massive database on Americans' phone records is set to get further scrutiny as the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday asked an appeals court to review a recent decision that found the database to be lawful.
Jan 2, 2014, 5:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google sues to protect Android device makers from Rockstar patent infringement suits   —  Google sues to protect Android device makers from Apple-backed patent hell  —  Google has filed a new lawsuit to challenge an Apple-backed consortium known as Rockstar that is using dubious patents …
Dec 24, 2013, 8:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Supreme Court to review patents on software   —  The Supreme Court announced Friday it will review if business methods implemented through computer software should be eligible for monopolies under patent law.  —  The decision to review software eligibility comes as U.S. courts continue …
Dec 6, 2013, 1:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits   —  Google has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant's controversial decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the internet.
Nov 14, 2013, 10:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
In fight over gag orders, US tech industry files complaint over FBI legal tactics   —  Lawyers for Google, Microsoft and other tech firms that are squaring off with the FBI before America's spy court say they're stuck in an unfair fight: the government, which is opposing a petition …
Nov 13, 2013, 11:45 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
The politics of tech transparency: industry reports offer openness — and confusion   —  The tech industry, facing a backlash over an ongoing surveillance scandal, is making up for lost time.  In recent months, companies like Facebook have clamored into court waving civil liberties banners …
Oct 17, 2013, 9:00 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science   —  Imagine a research library where most of the books are missing footnotes — where the bottom of the pages are stained or ripped out, making it impossible for scholars to tell the sources of information.
Oct 15, 2013, 7:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Yahoo hit with new lawsuit over email scanning in wake of Gmail ruling   —  Can big email providers scan your messages in order to serve you relevant advertising?  Google and Yahoo have long assumed the answer is yes, which is one of the reasons the giant companies provide free email to millions of people.
Oct 3, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context

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