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A history of landmark software patent rulings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit, and how they have shifted the rules for software patents…

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica : A history of landmark software patent rulings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit, and how they have shifted the rules for software patents in the US   —  A controversial ruling limiting software patents has been making a comeback.  —  Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook …

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Some millennials say screenshots of tweets tend to go more viral as Instagram memes because of its image-first identity, easy image discovery, and…

Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge : Some millennials say screenshots of tweets tend to go more viral as Instagram memes because of its image-first identity, easy image discovery, and sharing tools   —  Content from Twitter or Tumblr finds new, remixed life on Instagram  —  As social media platforms grow more popular …

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Facebook’s blend of AI and humans to screen ads continues to snare non-political ads and legitimate news, angering some publishers as the process gets…

Kevin Roose / New York Times : Facebook's blend of AI and humans to screen ads continues to snare non-political ads and legitimate news, angering some publishers as the process gets refined   —  What do a day care center, a vegetarian restaurant, a hair salon, an outdoor clothing maker and an investigative news publisher have in common?

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As Amazon-run private label brands grow to roughly 100 with $25B in expected revenue over the next four years, potential antitrust concerns could…

Julie Creswell / New York Times : As Amazon-run private label brands grow to roughly 100 with $25B in expected revenue over the next four years, potential antitrust concerns could arise   —  It started with a simple battery.  —  Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand called AmazonBasics.

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Court changes Mt. Gox bankruptcy into civil rehabilitation, allowing compensation to customers in bitcoins, which will more than cover cash losses…

Jen Wieczner / Fortune : Court changes Mt. Gox bankruptcy into civil rehabilitation, allowing compensation to customers in bitcoins, which will more than cover cash losses   —  A Japanese court ruled Friday to pull infamous Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox out of bankruptcy, opening the door for at least $1 billion worth …

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Facebook has hired a team that will try to spot vulnerabilities in its systems before bad actors exploit them, to prevent abuses like 2016 US…

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed : Facebook has hired a team that will try to spot vulnerabilities in its systems before bad actors exploit them, to prevent abuses like 2016 US elections debacle   —  Silicon Valley's giants are looking for future crises before they happen.  —  In an attempt to spot vulnerabilities in its system …

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SCOTUS decision on warrants for cell tower location data won’t have expected effect because 4th Amendment protections have already been eroded by…

Aziz Huq / Vox : SCOTUS decision on warrants for cell tower location data won't have expected effect because 4th Amendment protections have already been eroded by other rulings   —  Carpenter forces police to get a warrant before getting some cellphone data.  But other Fourth Amendment cases will undermine its impact.

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California lawmakers introduce privacy bill supported by group behind Consumer Privacy Act, which will withdraw ballot initiative if bill is passed…

Issie Lapowsky / Wired : California lawmakers introduce privacy bill supported by group behind Consumer Privacy Act, which will withdraw ballot initiative if bill is passed next week   —  LAWMAKERS IN CALIFORNIA have introduced a sweeping privacy bill to the state legislature that would give Californians unprecedented control …

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