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US police revealed to have spent millions to buy cell phone records from carriers

Here is yet another case pointing to the government's overarching police power and how far, or how much, it is willing to go to gather intelligence about its citizens. US Senator Edward Markey has disclosed that, based on figures coming from major US carriers themselves, law enforcers have spent more than $26 million last year to buy information from these telecommunications companies.

Samsung appeal to delay patent verdict denied

Samsung seems to be having quite a bad end to the month now that there is practically nothing stopping Apple from collecting on damages due to it. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has rejected Samsung's motion to delay the end of the trial due to the uncertain status of one of the most important patents used against it throughout the entire legal saga.

Apple’s $290 million verdict largely credited to one witness

The jury awarded Apple $290 million in damages yesterday. This all goes back to the case where Apple was awarded $1.05 billion, which US District Judge Lucy Koh later reduced by $410.5 million. At the time Judge Koh said the reduction was due to a juror miscalculation. But while this verdict came yesterday, it seems we are now learning a bit about what convinced the jurors to come to this decision.

New Jersey seeks to penalize texting even at a stoplight

If State Senator Richard Codey has his way, soon there will be no safe place for drivers to pull out their cellphones in New Jersey. The lawmaker has proposed legislation to extend state law against talking and texting while driving to cover even the case when the vehicle is stopped at a red light.
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