Facebook Files Patent Countersuit Against Yahoo

Facebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon. Facebook’s lawsuit Tuesday came just weeks after Yahoo claimed that Facebook violated 10 patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking. Facebook denied Yahoo’s allegation in Tuesday’s filing and accused Yahoo of violating 10 of its patents covering photo tagging, advertising, […]

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FTC Releases Online Privacy Report: Does It Go Too Far? Not Far Enough?

The Federal Trade Commission just released a kind of online privacy mission statement in the form of a 112-page document that calls on companies to pledge support for consumer privacy-bolstering policies. Employing the vernacular of the soft-skills industry, the FTC calls its recommendations “best practices” and says they’re designed to give us “greater control over the collection and use of […]

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Apple’s New iPad Should Be Google’s Wake-Up Call

A strange thing happened during the announcement of Apple’s new iPad on Wednesday: for a moment, CEO Tim Cook stopped talking about his company’s products and started dissing Google’s Android operating system. Cook displayed a couple of third-party Android tablet apps followed by their iPad counterparts, showing how each Android version was just a “blown-up smart-phone app,” while the iPad […]

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