Paul Fallon

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How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence …

E-waste

Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan — except in Trump’s base

President Trump was never believable as a dove.<p>He insisted repeatedly on the campaign trail that he had opposed the war in Iraq; the public record made clear that, to the contrary, his views of the war basically aligned with public opinion on the whole. The one exception was in March 2004, when the …

Afghanistan

Russia urges caution on US plan for safe zones in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Trump administration's expressed interest in setting up safe zones for civilians in Syria was greeted Thursday with caution by …

Middle East

Trump questions claims of Russian hacking: 'I know things others don't'

Donald Trump has expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic party officials.<p>US-Russia tensions rise as malware found at Vermont electric utility<p>Read more<p>In remarks to reporters upon entering a New Year’s Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago …

Donald Trump

Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re a Google+ fan, today is a day to celebrate: Against all odds, your favorite social network turned five today. For …

A closer look at Google’s modular phone prototype

I just sat down with Rafa Camargo and several members of his Project Ara team to learn more about the modular smartphone — because there's a lot going on with this thing. The project, which many had assumed was on its way to being Spring Cleaned by Google is instead coming out in almost the biggest …