Tag Archive: Violations

Individuals need to take some responsibility for their data privacy violations

I think at this point we all can agree that the Facebooks of the world really are evil and it’s all their fault. Or can we?

I’m talking about the aggregate of evils regarding our privacy that Facebook has been caught doing red-handed, which finally has reached peak evil when it was found to be abusing Android permissions to scrape your call logs because it has your attention right now and this is important. Except the company  [Read More…]

LG ordered to pay $3.5 million in damages to Core Wireless over patent violations

Core Wireless, a company which holds numerous patents for 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network technologies, has been awarded $ 3.5 million in damages after a jury found the LG violated two patents owned by the company. The patents concerned smartphone user interfaces, and the jury awarded Core Wireless $ 0.10 in damages per unit.

From Core Wireless:

Core Wireless alleged that most of LG’s recent smartphones, including its leading LG G4 model, infringe two  [Read More…]

Qualcomm to pay $7.5 million to settle ethical violations claims by SEC

Qualcomm will pay a $ 7.5 million settlement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle an ethical violations case that the SEC made earlier. Qualcomm is making this settlement while at the same time not officially admitting or denying the claims made by the SEC.

Qualcomm stated:

The SEC order states that on certain occasions Qualcomm gave employees of state-owned entities or government agencies in China event tickets and gifts or paid for  [Read More…]

Some unofficial Steam Android apps removed from Market, likely for copyright/trademark violations

Some unofficial Steam Android apps removed from Market, likely for copyright/trademark violations

Valve didn’t release an official Steam app for Android devices until last week, so some folks have been relying on third-party apps to get their fix of checking the stores,  [Read More…]

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations


Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing deal that will allow Samsung to use software and features in exchange for working with Windows Phone 7 and paying royalty fees for each device sold.

Samsung is the latest  [Read More…]

Android Isn’t Free: Google Licensees Might Face Global Crackdown Over Linux License Violations

Google, along with a number of other companies who distribute the Android operating system, could be without the necessary license required to distribute Linux-based software and may therefore be using the operating system unlawfully, potentially at the risk of a complete shutdown of the Android OS.


Here’s the deal in a nutshell. Google’s Android OS is built upon Linux’s source code, which is under a GPL license. GPL licenses insist that  [Read More…]