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Big Cable undercuts California net neutrality bill yet AGAIN

The Register - 19 min 34 sec ago
Sponsors fume as key committee chair guts legislation

The lobbying might of Big Cable was on show again this week when a critical net neutrality bill in the California legislature was gutted to remove its most important features.…

From Elastigirl to Edna, Incredibles 2 is a feminist statement - CNET - News - 35 min 8 sec ago
Commentary: Elastigirl is out fighting crime, while Mr. Incredible stays home with the kids. And Edna, well, she does everything right.

In border controversy, US ignores a tech alternative to detention centers - CNET - News - 39 min 15 sec ago
Low-cost and effective, ankle bracelets and smartphone tracking apps mean families could stay together while keeping kids out of detention centers.

Forget bitcoin. The US government is building a better nickel - CNET - News - 41 min 3 sec ago
A government agency is designing cheaper new metal alloys inside a computer.

Project Maven wasn't alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool - CNET - News - 44 min 50 sec ago
Google is still juggling the desires of its employees with working for the government.

Carne y Arena puts you in VR shoes of scared fleeing immigrants - CNET - News - 45 min 53 sec ago
Carne y Arena, from Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Academy-Award winning filmmaker behind The Revenant, is mesmerizing audiences.

Viral toddler at the border photo strikes immigration debate - CNET - News - 57 min 39 sec ago
A photo of a crying toddler went viral on social media and helped put a face on a controversial story. It’s not the first time.

Dolby Vision, HDR10, Technicolor and HLG: HDR formats explained - CNET - News - 1 hour 4 min ago
Yep, there are lots of ways to get HDR on TV. We'll break 'em down.

IBM loses mainframe docs down the back of the web, customers cry 'sabotage'

The Register - 1 hour 14 min ago
Broken page links flummox big iron clients of Big Blue

Earlier this month, IBM's attempt to redesign its website broke links to product documentation – and all hell broke loose.…

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last

Ars Technica - 1 hour 44 min ago

Enlarge / Under the Federal Circuit appeals court, patent law swung from software patent skepticism in the 1970s to extreme permissiveness in the 1990s, then started to swing back toward skepticism with stricter Supreme Court oversight. (credit: Federal Circuit Historical Society / Aurich Lawson)

Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents. "The court said, 'Well, software is just math; you can't patent math,'" said Stanford legal scholar Mark Lemley. As a result, "It was close to impossible in the 1970s to get software patents."

If the courts had faithfully applied the principles behind the Flook ruling over the last 40 years, there would be far fewer software patents on the books today. But that's not how things turned out. By 2000, other US courts had dismantled meaningful limits on patenting software—a situation exemplified by Amazon's infamous 1999 patent on the concept of shopping with one click. Software patents proliferated, and patent trolls became a serious problem.

But the pendulum eventually swung the other way. A landmark 2014 Supreme Court decision called CLS Bank v. Alice—which also marks its anniversary this week—set off an earthquake in the software patent world. In the first three years after Alice, the Federal Circuit Court, which hears all patent law appeals, rejected 92.3 percent of the patents challenged under the Alice precedent.

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Star Wars fans start campaign to remake The Last Jedi - CNET - News - 1 hour 45 min ago
Director Rian Johnson has an amusing response to a new campaign to raise money to completely redo the Star Wars movie.

This is what summer solstice looks like on other planets - CNET - News - 1 hour 47 min ago
NASA has caught sight of scenic summer solstices on Saturn and Mars.

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and more tech companies are condemning Trump - CNET - News - 1 hour 49 min ago
Silicon Valley CEOs move past cybersecurity and taxes to comment on social issues like gay rights and immigration.

MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action

The Register - 1 hour 57 min ago
Spymaster whines about smartphone privacy

Israel Cyber Week Facebook – already kicked around the block by politicians in the US and Europe over privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal – has come under fire from Israel.…

Best Galaxy Note 9 leak and render pictures we've seen so far - CNET - News - 2 hours 3 min ago
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might be around the corner, and we can't help but check out some concept photos.

Melania Trump wears jacket saying 'I really don't care' before visit with migrant kids - CNET - News - 2 hours 4 min ago
The visit comes as President Donald Trump's administration has separated families that cross the US-Mexico border illegally.

Get ready for more sales taxes on online purchases

Ars Technica - 2 hours 19 min ago

Enlarge / The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mike Kline)

State governments may require online retailers to collect sales taxes even in states where the retailers have no physical presence, the US Supreme Court ruled in a decision issued today.

The 5-4 ruling could clear the way for more states to require collection of sales taxes on products ordered online from out-of-state retailers.

The case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Et Al., involved a South Dakota state law "requiring out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax 'as if the seller had a physical presence in the State,'" the decision noted. Online retailers argued that the law was unconstitutional, and the State Supreme Court agreed, but the US Supreme Court overturned the state court ruling. South Dakota expects to collect another $48 million to $58 million in taxes a year because of this ruling.

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Want to know what all that Fortnite hype is about? Whoa, Android fans – mind how you go

The Register - 2 hours 21 min ago
Malware writers preying on the game-curious with fake apps

With online gaming hit Fornite set to make its debut on Android, malware writers are already playing on the game's hype to ensnare victims.…

MTV Studios reboots '90s TV shows Daria, The Real World - CNET - News - 2 hours 25 min ago
MTV gives fans a big dose of nostalgia by relaunching '90s shows via the newly launched MTV Studios.

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