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July 6, 2010 FindLaw.com Cyber Law Newsletter

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

  • NH gov to sign bill on emergency phone msgs
  • Worker in trouble for snarky iPhone-Evo video
  • Spy suspects allegedly used regular consumer tech
  • Feds disable movie piracy websites in raids
  • Cisco Cius: iPad-Like Tablet for Businesses Coming Soon

WORLD BEAT

  • China installs 40,000 security cameras in Urumqi

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

  • iPhone 4 Antenna Issues Lead to Class Action Lawsuits
  • Nokia in $200 million modem deal with Renesas
  • Tech customers question industry's takeover spree
  • Disney acquires iPhone game maker Tapulous
  • Utah immigrant e-verification program has loophole
  • Yahoo board approves up to $3 billion of buybacks
  • Facebook launches 'permissions' for apps, websites
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NH GOV TO SIGN BILL ON EMERGENCY PHONE MSGS
(AP) - New Hampshire is taking the next step in getting out messages to warn communities about a storm, tornado, flooding, and other emergencies. Read more...

WORKER IN TROUBLE FOR SNARKY IPHONE-EVO VIDEO
(AP) - When Brian Maupin made two snarky online videos poking fun at zealots of the iPhone and the Evo phone, he thought it was just a good way to vent some of the frustrations inherent in selling smart phones. Read more...

SPY SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY USED REGULAR CONSUMER TECH
(AP) - Before James Bond heads out on a mission, he has to stop in Q's laboratory for custom-made gadgets such as an exploding watch. Life wasn't so dashing for the suspected Russian spies arrested this week: They allegedly relied heavily on off-the-shelf consumer electronics. Read more...

FEDS DISABLE MOVIE PIRACY WEBSITES IN RAIDS
(AP) - U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved disabling nine websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies in some cases hours after they appeared in theaters. Read more...

CISCO CIUS: IPAD-LIKE TABLET FOR BUSINESSES COMING SOON
(FindLaw's Technologist) - After the massive success of the Apple iPad, Cisco is releasing the Cius in 2011, a tablet designed for business use that runs on Android software. The device (pronounced "see us") is set up with virtual desktop integration, meaning that the device will provide the same experience as the office computer. In addition, the device will include Cisco collaboration and communication applications, high definition video streaming, multi-way video conferencing and full access to view and edit content stored both on the business premises and in the cloud. Read more...



WORLD BEAT:

CHINA INSTALLS 40,000 SECURITY CAMERAS IN URUMQI
(AP) - China has installed about 40,000 high-definition surveillance cameras in the western region of Xinjiang days before the one-year anniversary of the country's worst ethnic violence in decades. Read more...


OPEN FOR BUSINESS:

IPHONE 4 ANTENNA ISSUES LEAD TO CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
(FindLaw's Common Law) - Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Apple and AT&T in California, Maryland and Texas. Bloomberg News is also reporting of two additional class action suits filed against Apple in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Read more...

NOKIA IN $200 MILLION MODEM DEAL WITH RENESAS
(AP) - Nokia Corp. says it will sell its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics Corp. for $200 million and will transfer 1,100 workers to the Japanese company. Read more...


TECH CUSTOMERS QUESTION INDUSTRY'S TAKEOVER SPREE
(AP) - The world's largest technology companies have been on a buying spree, spending billions to snap up smaller companies. And often the buyers say they're doing it for their customers - businesses, hospitals, schools and government agencies. Read more...


DISNEY ACQUIRES IPHONE GAME MAKER TAPULOUS
(AP) - The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it acquired Tapulous, the maker of the popular iPhone play-along music game Tap Tap Revenge, to bolster its ability to create mobile games and gain another toehold in Silicon Valley. Read more...


UTAH IMMIGRANT E-VERIFICATION PROGRAM HAS LOOPHOLE
(AP) - A state website created to certify that businesses are checking the immigration status of new employees doesn't verify whether the companies are actually complying with the law. Read more...


YAHOO BOARD APPROVES UP TO $3 BILLION OF BUYBACKS
(AP) - The board of Yahoo Inc. has approved plans to repurchase up to $3 billion in stock over the next three years. Read more...


FACEBOOK LAUNCHES 'PERMISSIONS' FOR APPS, WEBSITES
(AP) - Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profile they need to access in order to work. Read more...



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