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Boston University sues Apple over patented blue lasers in the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air

Boston University has sued Apple for allegedly infringing one of its patents to make the iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air. In a suit filed yesterday, the university said that Apple was illegally using its '738 patent, which covers a method of making thin gallium nitride film semiconductors that can …

Google Glass Explainer Too Little for Privacy-Sensitive Congressman

The co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus today expressed disappointment with Google's response to his petition for the technology …

Bluebox reveals Android security hole, may affect 99 percent of devices

Researchers at Bluebox Security have revealed a disturbing flaw in Android's security model, which the group claims may affect up to 99 percent of Android devices in existence. According to Bluebox, this vulnerability has existed since Android 1.6 (Donut), which gives malicious app developers the …

France has its own PRISM-like surveillance program, report suggests

French president François Hollande has been vocal in his objections to the U.S. bugging European institutions but, when the PRISM scandal broke, some …

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

Zimmerman trial disrupted by contemptuous Skype-callers

When a murder trial is televised, it becomes a form of entertainment.<p>And, as the clock winds down toward Independence Day, there are many independent spirits with idle time.<p>"Hey, let's mess with the Zimmerman trial! That should be entertaining!"<p>So it came to pass that, as CBS News reports, a …

US and Germany to hold high-level talks over NSA surveillance

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to hold a high-level meeting between security officials from their countries in the coming days to discuss in greater detail reports of surveillance activities by the U.S. National Security Agency, the White House said.<p>In a …

Blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters 45 percent contained

Crews battling a raging Arizona wildfire that has claimed at least 200 structures and the lives of 19 elite firefighters were gaining ground on containing the fire Wednesday as an investigation was launched into how the Granite Mountain Hotshots were trapped in the deadly blaze.<p>As many as 600 …

Boston 'Not Taking Any Chances' on July 4 Security

Authorities said they are unaware of a specific terror threat to the nation's July 4 celebrations, but in Boston security officials "are not taking …

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US spent $630,000 to 'buy' Facebook fans

The US State Department is under fire for spending $630,000 over two years to win millions of "likes" on its Facebook pages at a time of severe government austerity measures.<p>A scathing report by the department's independent watchdog took the coordinators of its social media outreach policy to task …

Helmand's top female police officer shot dead

Her brother threatened to kill her three times, but Islam Bibi loved her job as the top female police officer in Helmand so much that she defied both …