Apple CEO backs use of encryption

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Apple CEO backs use of encryption

Cotton slams Apple on encryption. Tom Cotton on Monday slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook over his defense of encryption on “60 Minutes” and warned that major tech companies risk becoming havens for “child pornographers, drug traffickers and terrorists alike.” In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., top law enforcement officials including FBI Director James Comey have complained about the lack of “backdoors” that would help the government decipher private communications. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who claims Apple will soon be a go-to company for child pornographers if it doesn’t change its encryption. “Apple is a distinctive company that has improved ...

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Apple, Ericsson end patent lawsuits, to develop 5G phones

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Apple, Ericsson end patent lawsuits, to develop 5G phones

Ericsson Rising on Resolution of Apple Dispute; RBC Cuts to Hold on Capex Uncertainty. STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has reached a global licensing agreement with Apple that settles several earlier patent disputes between the two companies, Ericsson announced. Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are high by 40 cents, or 4%, at $9.54, after the company this morning announced the end to a long and drawn out battle with Apple (AAPL) that had weighed on its shares for over a year, signing an agreement to license each others’ patents and drop litigations against one another. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but ...

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Apple, Ericsson end patent lawsuits, to develop 5G phones

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Apple, Ericsson end patent lawsuits, to develop 5G phones

Ericsson Rising on Resolution of Apple Dispute; RBC Cuts to Hold on Capex Uncertainty. STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has reached a global licensing agreement with Apple that settles several earlier patent disputes between the two companies, Ericsson announced. Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are high by 40 cents, or 4%, at $9.54, after the company this morning announced the end to a long and drawn out battle with Apple (AAPL) that had weighed on its shares for over a year, signing an agreement to license each others’ patents and drop litigations against one another. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but ...

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Ericsson, Apple to Develop 5G Phones and End Litigation

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Ericsson, Apple to Develop 5G Phones and End Litigation

Ericsson Rising on Resolution of Apple Dispute; RBC Cuts to Hold on Capex Uncertainty. STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has reached a global licensing agreement with Apple that settles several earlier patent disputes between the two companies, Ericsson announced. Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are high by 40 cents, or 4%, at $9.54, after the company this morning announced the end to a long and drawn out battle with Apple (AAPL) that had weighed on its shares for over a year, signing an agreement to license each others’ patents and drop litigations against one another. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but ...

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Apple and Ericsson End Patent Lawsuit, Plan Cooperation

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Apple and Ericsson End Patent Lawsuit, Plan Cooperation

Ericsson Rising on Resolution of Apple Dispute; RBC Cuts to Hold on Capex Uncertainty. STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has reached a global licensing agreement with Apple that settles several earlier patent disputes between the two companies, Ericsson announced. Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are high by 40 cents, or 4%, at $9.54, after the company this morning announced the end to a long and drawn out battle with Apple (AAPL) that had weighed on its shares for over a year, signing an agreement to license each others’ patents and drop litigations against one another. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but ...

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple’s Tim Cook ‘omitted critical facts’ in …

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple’s Tim Cook ‘omitted critical facts’ in …

Cotton slams Apple on encryption. Tom Cotton on Monday slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook over his defense of encryption on “60 Minutes” and warned that major tech companies risk becoming havens for “child pornographers, drug traffickers and terrorists alike.” In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., top law enforcement officials including FBI Director James Comey have complained about the lack of “backdoors” that would help the government decipher private communications. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who claims Apple will soon be a go-to company for child pornographers if it doesn’t change its encryption. “Apple is a distinctive company that has improved ...

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Facebook Now Supports Apple Live Photos

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook Now Supports Apple Live Photos

Facebook opening to Apple’s animated photos. The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video — just like magic — but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps. Sharing a Live Photo on Facebook is almost identical to sharing a still pic, but you have to click on the “Live” icon on the bottom right to upload the moving image. For instance, you can snap a shot of your kid blowing out birthday candles — and get video showing the flame going out as everyone sings “Happy Birthday.” The phone automatically records video in the background when the camera app is open. Why this matters: Even though Live Photos debuted with the iPhone 6s back ...

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Ericsson and Apple settle patent disputes

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Ericsson and Apple settle patent disputes

Apple may cut Ericsson in for 0.5% of revenue on every iPhone sold. HELSINKI – Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson AB has inked a 7-year deal with Apple Inc. that brings an end to outstanding mutual patent litigations between the two and paves the way for their joint-development of the next generation of super-fast phones. Though the monetary sums involved were not disclosed, investors liked what they were hearing and Ericsson’s share price was up 5 percent at 82.35 kronor in late-afternoon trading in Stockholm. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but said it includes a cross-license that covers patents owned by both companies, ...

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On 60 Minutes, Apple’s Tim Cook Calls Out ‘Political Crap’

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
On 60 Minutes, Apple’s Tim Cook Calls Out ‘Political Crap’

Cotton slams Apple on encryption. Tom Cotton on Monday slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook over his defense of encryption on “60 Minutes” and warned that major tech companies risk becoming havens for “child pornographers, drug traffickers and terrorists alike.” In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., top law enforcement officials including FBI Director James Comey have complained about the lack of “backdoors” that would help the government decipher private communications. On one side, you have companies like Apple and Google which employ full device encryption to secure user data and keep it out of prying eyes — even if those eyes belong to law enforcement. Tom ...

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On 60 Minutes, Apple’s Tim Cook Calls Out ‘Political Crap’

Rubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
On 60 Minutes, Apple’s Tim Cook Calls Out ‘Political Crap’

Cotton slams Apple on encryption. Tom Cotton on Monday slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook over his defense of encryption on “60 Minutes” and warned that major tech companies risk becoming havens for “child pornographers, drug traffickers and terrorists alike.” In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., top law enforcement officials including FBI Director James Comey have complained about the lack of “backdoors” that would help the government decipher private communications. On one side, you have companies like Apple and Google which employ full device encryption to secure user data and keep it out of prying eyes — even if those eyes belong to law enforcement. Tom ...

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