Category Archives: computer apps and gadgets

Is Web Browsing Copyright Infringement?


Publishers claim so but the EU Court of Justice says no ‘Europeans may browse the Internet without fear of infringing copyrights, as the EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a decision that ends a four-year legal battle threatening the … Continue reading

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The Real Dark Side of Amazon Publishing?


 ‘My Amazon bestseller made me nothing.’ Patrick Wensink claims. ‘My novel shot to the top of the site’s bestseller list last summer. You won’t believe how little I got paid.’ ‘This past summer, my novel, “Broken Piano for President,” shot … Continue reading

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Now There’s a Spy on your Phone’s Mic


Facebook Can Now Spy On Your Surroundings Via Your Phone’s Microphone ‘Facebook says it doesn’t store any of the sound it analyzes, and emphasizes that “we can’t identify background noise or conversation.” (That’s presumably a matter of intention and not … Continue reading

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California Rejects ‘Kill Switch’ Bill for Smartphones


California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would mandate “kill switches” on smartphones sold in the state. ‘Under the proposal, all smartphones in California were to be sold with software that could render a phone unusable in the event of … Continue reading

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Appeals Court says Blogs are Not Only Media…


they’re also an important source of news and commentary A recent legal decision that helps support the idea that bloggers are entitled to and whether they should be the same as those given to professional journalists, was handed down in … Continue reading

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