Archive for May 12th, 2017

“Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?”

May 12, 2017

http://www.technologylawsource.com/2017/05/articles/intellectual-property-1/patents/expiration-of-amazons-1-click-patent-are-you-preparing-for-the-single-click-world/#page=1

World Password Day

May 12, 2017

http://claimvantage.com/world-password-day-holiday/

Excerpt:

“As I’m sure you are aware, yesterday, May 4th, was World Password Day — that special day when we collectively take a moment to reflect upon the strength of the measures we take to ensure our digital privacy and security. But amidst the hectic holiday hustle and bustle of special characters and correcthorsebatterystaple-s1, it can become all too easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday…”

“Standing Up to a Dangerous New Breed of Patent Troll”

May 12, 2017

https://blog.cloudflare.com/standing-up-to-a-dangerous-new-breed-of-patent-troll/

Excerpts:

“There’s no social value here. There’s no support for a maligned inventor. There’s no competing business or product. There’s no validation of an incentive structure that supports innovation. This is a shakedown where a patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, creates as much nuisance as it can so its attorney-principals can try to grab some cash.”

“A troll is a creature that lives in a cave, under a bridge, or in the hills and serves no productive purpose—other than to be threatening, ugly, and malodorous. In modern parlance, the term is used for someone who merely seeks to annoy others to get a rise out of them, either in the comments section of an Internet page or by making nuisance legal claims.”

wired.com: Photo of the Week: China’s Building a Full-Sized Titanic Replica Because Why Not

May 12, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/chinas-building-full-sized-replica-titanic/

Excerpt:  The Unsinkable Titanic theme park measures nearly 883 feet long by 93 feet wide, and sits on the bank of the Qijiang River smack in China’s landlocked Sichuan Province. The ship will boast a ballroom, observation deck and first-class cabins, all fitted with historically accurate fixtures.

wired.com: A Rare Look at the Archives of the German Secret Police

May 12, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/adrian-fish-the-stasi-archives/

Excerpt:  Following its dissolution on January 13, 1990, the German government preserved everything the Stasi had gathered. Anyone who grew up under East German rule can submit a request to peruse the archive, something more than 2.9 million people have done since 1991.