Apple hit with $0.5 billion bill for patent violation with FaceTime, iMessage and VPN on Demand

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/apple-virnetx-patent-violation/ Apple has been ordered to pay $502.6 million in damages after a federal jury in Eastern Texas found that the company had violated patents owned by VirnetX. The intellectual … Read more

If you owned a ‘fat’ PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/18/playstation-3-linux-lawsuit/ Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a “computer”. The claims were such … Read more

American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit complains about TSA searches of phones and laptops

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/aclu-tsa-searches-lawsuit/ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the TSA, asking for details to be released about the policies governing searches carried out on phones and … Read more

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in messaging patent spat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/07/blackberry-sues-facebook-whatsapp-instagram/ BlackBerry — yep, them — has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, claiming that the companies infringed on patents relating to BlackBerry Messenger. This is not the … Read more

Uber and Waymo make surprise settlement over claims of stolen trade secrets

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/10/uber-waymo-settlement/ Uber has agreed to a settlement with Google’s self-driving technology unit, Waymo, over claims that that the company stole trade secrets during the acquisition of Otto. Google’s parent company, … Read more

Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-class-actions-iphone-personal-data/ A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone … Read more