Microsoft offers patent troll defense for cloud customers | Reuters

Microsoft offers patent troll defense for cloud customers | Reuters

Microsoft offers patent troll defense for cloud customers | Reuters

 

Microsoft Corp has thought up another way to attract potential customers to its cloud computing service: deterrent against patent trolls.Companies new to the cloud are vulnerable to non-practicing entities, which do not make any products themselves but use their arsenal of broad technology patents to sue other firms in order to extract royalties or a cash settlement.The new offering could appeal to companies new to the cloud arena, needing a service such as Microsoft’s Azure to store their data or host their mobile app.It was not clear that it alone would be enough to draw customers away from the market leader, Amazon.com Inc’s Amazon Web Services.Under a plan unveiled on Wednesday, Microsoft said customers of its cloud service could rely on any of 10,000 Microsoft patents free of charge to deter legal threats against them.

Källa: Microsoft offers patent troll defense for cloud customers | Reuters

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order – The Washington Post

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order - The Washington Post

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order – The Washington Post

 

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to restore President Trump’s controversial immigration order, marking a critical juncture for the president’s directive temporarily barring refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

The hearing, which will be conducted by telephone, is to review an order by a lower court judge to put Trump’s directive on hold.

It was scheduled just as Justice Department lawyers made their final written pitch to immediately restore the president’s order — and as tech companies, law professors and former high-ranking national security officials joined a mushrooming legal campaign to keep the measure suspended.

Källa: Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order – The Washington Post

U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails | Reuters

U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails | Reuters

U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails | Reuters

 

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday to require law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warrant before seeking old emails from technology companies, a win for privacy advocates fearful the Trump administration may work to expand government surveillance powers.The House passed the measure by a voice vote. But the legislation was expected to encounter resistance in the Senate, where it failed to advance last year amid opposition by a handful of Republican lawmakers after the House passed it unanimously.Technology companies such as Microsoft (MSFT.O) have lobbied Congress for years to pass the Email Privacy Act, which updates a decades-old law to force authorities to first get a warrant to access emails or other digital communications that are at least 180 days old.

Källa: U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails | Reuters

Quadrangle — A Short Film by Amy Grappell

Quadrangle — A Short Film by Amy Grappell

Quadrangle — A Short Film by Amy Grappell

 

A documentary about two ‘conventional’ couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 70s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and pave the way for how people would live in the future.

2010 Sundance Film Festival . . . . . Honorable Mention Jury Prize
SXSW 2010 . . . . . Best Documentary Short 
SXSW 2010 . . . . . Wholphin Best Short Film Award 
AFI 2010 . . . . . Best Live Action Short
Dallas International Film Festival . . . . . Best Short Doc 

QUADRANGLE screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Hot Docs, True/False and New York’s New Directors/New Films Festival (presented by MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center. QUADRANGLE premiered on HBO2 in February 2016.

Brand i Samsungs batterifabrik orsakades av felaktiga batterier

Brand i Samsungs batterifabrik orsakades av felaktiga batterier

Brand i Samsungs batterifabrik orsakades av felaktiga batterier

Som det brukar heta “You can´t make this shit up” – Reuters rapporterar om en brand i Samsungs batterifabrik som orsakats av …. felaktiga batterier.

Branden utbröt inte i Någon produktionslinjemutan där Samsung förvarar felaktiga batterier (så klart).

The fire broke out at the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd affiliate’s factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin earlier on Wednesday and has been extinguished, a Samsung spokesman said, adding that there were no casualties or significant impact to the plant’s operations.

The fire broke out not on the production line itself but in a part of the facility used for waste, including faulty batteries, said Samsung SDI spokesman Shin Yong-doo. He added that most of the factory was running as normal.

Reuters

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The “material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products”, the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department said in a post on its verified Sina Weibo account. It added it had sent out 110 firefighters and 19 trucks to put out the fire.

Jag vet inte vad “halvfärdiga produkter” innebär men med tanke på att Samsung är i full färd med att färdigställa nästa modell så är det ju en smula oroväckande.