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Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue...

Folks got sued in East Texas “just because they had a website.” Those days may be over.

Gallery: War aircraft through the lens of a US Army training...

Army says Visual Aircraft Recognition “is a basic skill every Soldier should know.”

Regulator-approved fix for another 84,000 diesels could save VW some money

VW fixes must engage emissions control without dramatic performance loss.

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones

FAA ponders options as appellate court withholds enforcing decision for seven days.

Terrorism victims can’t hold Facebook liable for Hamas’ use of the...

Website immunity holds up against the US Anti-Terrorism Act.

Quantum volume: One number to benchmark a quantum computer

Quantum computing benchmark looks at fundamental limit of computer, not speed.

Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to ‘ransomware.pdf’

This (probably) isn't a spear phishing attack but we were too afraid to verify Official anti-ransomware advice issued by police to businesses can only be read by clicking on a link titled "Ransomware" which leads direct to a file helpfully named "Ransomware.pdf".…

Judge’s order bars Uber engineer from LiDAR work, demands return of...

Judge: Engineer grabbed files in 2015, negotiated deals with Uber weeks later.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.
In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRYrdquo; added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCryrdquo;, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows.

Waymo, Uber dispute referred to U.S. attorney for investigation

A lawsuit by Waymo, alleging the use by rival Uber Technologies of stolen trade secrets relating to autonomous vehicle technology, has been referred by a federal judge to a U.S. attorney, raising the possibility of a criminal prosecution.“This case is referred to the United States Attorney for investigation of possible theft of trade secrets based on the evidentiary record supplied thus far concerning plaintiff Waymo LLCrsquo;s claims for trade secret misappropriation,” wrote Judge William Alsup of the U.S.

District Court for the Northern District of California late Thursday.[ Get the scoop on the internet of things at its most fundamental level and find out where it's headed, in InfoWorld's downloadable PDF and ePub. | Pick up the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. ]“The Court takes no position on whether a prosecution is or is not warranted, a decision entirely up to the United States Attorney,” Judge Alsup added.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Judge: Uber can’t push Waymo lawsuit into arbitration

"The Court takes no position on whether a prosecution is or is not warranted."

On HP computers, check for the Conexant keylogger called MicTray

Today, while Microsoft extols the virtues of Windows 10 S and HoloLens at the Build keynote, many who have an HP machine will be dealing with a new, unexpected tech problem.Swiss security firm modzero AG released a white paper (PDF) that contains details about a keylogger in certain HP audio drivers.

The keylogger stores records of all of your keystrokes in a file located in the public folder C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log.[ InfoWorld has you covered through all stages of Windows 10.

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Fortunately, there’s an easy way to check to see if the MicTray keylogger is on your machine and, if so, to get rid of it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here