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Fortnite still barred from app store, but Epic retains access to Apple development tools, judge rules

In a blow to Apple, a district court approved Epic Games’s request for a temporary restraining order against the iPhone maker and App Store operator. The ruling prevents Apple from barring Epic’s use of tools required for iOS and Mac software design. In a hearing conducted over Zoom on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne […]

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Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds

(Reuters) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.” While dismissing some claims, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said users could […]

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Self-driving car tech will soon help to judge gymnastics competitions

Fujitsu Lidar, the laser-bouncing tech used in self-driving cars, is pretty versatile. When it’s not making autonomous vehicles smarter, it can be used for uncovering lost cities, finding bodies in unmarked graves, helping protect areas from wildfires, and … judging athletic contests? That’s the application that Fujitsu has in mind with a new lidar-based system […]

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Department of Justice asks judge to force Facebook to decrypt Messenger

A U.S. District court has sided with Facebook in their standoff with the U. S. Department of Justice over the government’s attempts to wiretap voice calls in Messenger. In August, three unnamed sources confirmed to Reuters that the U.S. government was trying to force Facebook’s hand regarding the encryption on its Messenger app. The government wants the […]