Kodak’s Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble

What’s a 130-year-old photo company doing dabbling in cryptocurrency? Either revolutionizing digital rights management or trying to make a quick buck.

An eon or two ago, Eastman Kodak was a bleeding-edge technology company. It hired the smartest engineers and put them to work racking up patents, pioneering new chemical processes and building a globe-spanning camera and film business that, at its peak, employed 145,000 people.

Källa: Kodak’s Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble

Lawsuit saying Twitter aided Islamic State thrown out by U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Wednesday that Twitter Inc is not liable to families of two U.S. government contractors killed in an Islamic State attack in Jordan for having failed to block that group from using its accounts and messaging services.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that the families failed to show that the Nov. 9, 2015 shooting deaths of Lloyd Fields and James Creach at a police training center in Amman resulted from Twitter’s knowing material support of Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

Källa: Lawsuit saying Twitter aided Islamic State thrown out by U.S. appeals court

Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

The 2015 breach of spyware vendor Hacking Team seemed like it should have ended the company. Hacking Team was thoroughly owned, with its once-secret list of customers, internal emails, and spyware source code leaked online for anyone to see. But nearly three years later, the company trudges on, in large part thanks to a cash influx in 2016 from a mysterious investor who had been publicly unknown until now.

Källa: Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

Secrets or Knowledge? Uber-Waymo Trial Tests Silicon Valley Culture

Two of the tech industry’s heavyweights are heading to court over claims that the ride-hailing company stole driverless car technology.

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, dramatic last-minute delays and uncooperative witnesses, a jury will soon hear arguments in Waymo’s high-profile lawsuit accusing Uber of stealing driverless car technology.

Källa: Secrets or Knowledge? Uber-Waymo Trial Tests Silicon Valley Culture