Patent trolls may be obnoxious. But the real problem is the actual patents coming out of the patent office.
This spring, the Supreme Court will decide whether human genes can be patented by corporations. The answer should obviously be no.
CISPA, the cybersecurity bill that was the bane of internet advocates, returns to Congress this week.
When stealing isn’t stealing.
So could Facebook, Twitter, Google, and every other website we use on a daily basis.
A lot of people don’t know this, but Facebook actually puts major site and privacy changes up to a user vote. Now it wants to stop. What Facebook’s dead-of-night end-of-suffrage proposals mean for you.
A rule rooted in dark periods of American history. FWD’s resident lawyer human explains.
Why you should support Twitter’s rage against the machine.
Behold: crazy, iPhone 4 prototypes and giant iPod touches, all never before seen, revealed today in court filings that were first noticed by the Verge. It’s perhaps the most insight we’ve ever had into Apple’s design processes.
More ancient Apple prototypes revealed by court filings this week: What looks like the first, Sony-inspired design prototype of the iPhone 4/4S, along with an iPhone that looks like a giant iPod mini that never saw the light of day.
Revealed in court filings (which were first noticed by NetworkWorld) is a prototype/mock up (“035”) for an Apple tablet created between 2002 and 2004 — years before the iPad came out. It still looks like an iPad, but crossed with an old iBook. And man oh man it is HUGE. Here it is in full color for the first time.
The miraculous survival of an internet-streaming startup called Aereo may transform internet video and television forever. But not necessarily in the best way for consumers.
That privacy notice you’ve seen posted on your friends’ Facebook walls? It has no legal effect, but it may be a landmark for privacy online.
Despite an alarming court ruling, “Liking” on Facebook should be protected like any other speech. FWD’s resident lawyer person explains.
Police may not be able to plant GPS trackers on your car without a warrant, but they can track your phone — for a price. FWD’s resident lawyer explains.