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Saturday, June 28, 2014

How Supreme Court ruling affects Aereo, the cloud, and you - CNET

"The court was loud and clear: Aereo's streaming TV business is illegal. But the decision raises more questions than it answers."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review - CNET

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review - CNET

Aereo Is 'Over Now,' Backer Barry Diller Says - NBC

Once again this right wing Court sides with mega corporations over consumers and smaller businesses by restrictions competition.

"One of Aereo's key backers appears to have thrown in the towel on the online TV service now that the Supreme Court ruled that it violates copyright law. "We did try, but it's over now," Diller told CNBC's Becky Quick soon after the ruling. Diller said that while the decision wouldn't cause his company, IAC/InteractiveCorp, a large financial loss, the ruling was "a big loss for consumers." The court ruled that Aereo creates a public performance of content that is copyrighted by large media companies, such as broadcasters. NBC News' parent company, NBCUniversal, is among the broadcasting and cable companies that opposed Aereo on copyright claims before the Supreme Court."

Google spells out ambitious plan: Android world domination

"The overriding theme of the I/O keynote was Google reasserting control over Android," said Jan Dawson, founder of Jackdaw Research.
Google enters I/O as diversified a company as ever. While Apple, which held a similar developer conference earlier this month at the same location, focuses its efforts on a small number of categories -- PCs, mobile devices, and a few media services among them -- Google has a wider palette. Inhabiting everything from desktop computers to smartphones and tablets, to smartwatches and appliance displays will allow Google to extend its market reach. It also gives the search giant a way to collect the valuable user data the company -- and advertisers -- covet. That includes more intimate user data beyond the location and apps usage information it gleans from smartphones and tablets today.

Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant | MSNBC

Police need a warrant to search the cell phone of a person who has been arrested, absent special circumstances, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
“Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans ‘the privacies of life,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant.”

Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant | MSNBC