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End of the road for legal battles over "no poach" suit that included Steve Jobs.

An ill wind blows through Silicon Valley

Today would be a good day to remember that Steve Jobs’s biological father, Abdulfattah Jandali, grew up in Syria — the country from which Donald Trump’s executive order banned all immigration indefinitely on Friday.Make no mistake.

That action, which included a 90-day ban on entry into the United States by nationals of six other Muslim-majority countries and a 120-day ban on all refugees globally, has dire implications for the tech industry, despite a court order Saturday that halted part of the ban.[ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | The art of programming is changing rapidly. We help you navigate what's hot in programming and what's going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]The most glaring immediate example: According to a report by Bloomberg News, Google CEO Sundar Pichai asked more than 100 employees traveling abroad to return to the United States.
In an internal memo Pichai said: "We’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to survive the death of Flash

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs launched the once-popular Abode Flash into a long, slow death spiral when he announced that Flash would not be installed on any of his cutting-edge products, particularly the iPad and iPhone. Jobs argued that Flash was slow, cumbersome, battery intensive, incompatible with touch-screens, and had massive security issues. Since then, Flash has fallen out of favor for a number of very good reasons. First, it remains a serious security concern. Second, around five years ago, Adobe announced that Flash would not be available for mobile devices, which is where Internet users were headed. And third, HTML5 emerged in 2014 as an adequate replacement for Flash as a development platform for multimedia applications such as animation and games. Five years ago, Flash was active on close to 30 percent of all websites. Today, that number is down to less than 8 percent, according to W3Techs, a division of Q-Success Management Consulting. However, Flash is still being used on some of the major sites on the Internet, including the New York Times, salesforce.com, Fox News, Spotify and Starbucks. And while Adobe has recognized that Flash’s best days are behind it, the company is continuing to patch and update the software. And end users continue to download the Flash player plug-in, even though most security pros consider it a serious risk.

“No poach” lawsuit against DreamWorks blames Steve Jobs, nabs $50M settlement

Enlarge / The exterior of DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, California.ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 31 Share this story Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation will pay out $50 million to settle allegations that its leaders illegally conspired to suppress workers' wages. The movie studio's animation division is at the heart of a class-action lawsuit first filed in 2014 by Robert Nitsch, who worked as a character effects artist at DreamWorks from 2007 to 2011. Nitsch and his lawyers claimed that the conspiracy included some of the biggest names in the entertainment and technology worlds, including Apple founder Steve Jobs, Pixar President Ed Catmull, and George Lucas, founder of Lucasfilm. The complaint (PDF) quoted Lucas as saying “we cannot get into a bidding war with other companies because we don’t have the margins for that sort of thing.” In addition to suing DreamWorks, the class-action complaint named Pixar, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Digital Domain, and ImageMovers Digital as defendants. Blue Sky and Sony reached an earlier settlement agreement with the plaintiffs, with Blue Sky agreeing to pay $5.95 million and Sony agreeing to pay $13 million. The allegations describe a system similar to the "no cold call" agreement that got several tech companies into hot water with the Department of Justice back in 2010. Again in this case, part of the blame was pinned on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The complaint stated: With Jobs as its CEO Pixar agreed with Lucasfilm that (a) they would not cold call each other’s employees; (b) they would notify the other company when making an offer to an employee of the other company, if that employee applied for a job notwithstanding the agreement not to cold call; and (c) the company making such an offer would not increase its offer if the company currently employing the employee made a counteroffer. The revelations about Silicon Valley's "no cold call" deal led to a government investigation in 2010 and a class-action lawsuit in 2011 that ultimately led to a $415 million settlement last year. The Nitsch plaintiffs had already passed their most important test when the judge allowed them to form a class in May. The class includes animation and visual effects employees who worked at Pixar, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Walt Disney, or Sony from 2004-2010 and at Blue Sky Studios from 2005-2010. The plaintiffs reported that they were able to serve direct notice via mail or e-mail to 10,828 class members, which they believe represents about 98 percent of the total class. The DreamWorks settlement (PDF) argues that $50 million is a better deal for the class, since it represents about 39.3 percent of the damages that the plaintiffs' expert believes DreamWorks caused its employees. That's more than the 25 percent recoup they got from Blue Sky, more than the 16.7 percent they recovered from Sony, and more than the 14.26 percent of damages that plaintiffs got in the earlier case against Apple, Google, and other tech giants. Legal fees for the DreamWorks settlement will come out of the $50 million, and the motion doesn't specify what portion the plaintiffs will ask for. In the Sony and Blue Sky settlement, lawyers are asking for $4,737,500, which is 25 percent of the $18.95 million total. The next step is a hearing in January in which US District Judge Lucy Koh will weigh in on the proposed settlement and listen to objectors. The settlement won't become binding unless she approves it. The deal was first reported last night by Hollywood news sites The Wrap and Deadline.com.

Apple got its verdict back—$120M against Samsung

A 1992 paper by Catherine Plaisant describes a touchscreen "slider toggle." Apple lawyers said that until the iPhone was unveiled, it wouldn't have been obvious to use such an invention on a phone.Court documents Apple v.
Samsung Supreme Court takes up Apple v.
Samsung
, first design patent case in a century As 4th trial nears, Samsung asks judge: Make Apple stop talking about Korea Apple’s $120M jury verdict against Samsung destroyed on appeal After five years of conflict with Apple, some Samsung phone features are banned Samsung to finally pay Apple $548M as part of endless patent case View more storiesreader comments 33 Share this story What looked like a solid defense win for Samsung in the second Apple v.
Samsung
litigation has suddenly slipped away, due to an opinion issued earlier today by the full US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The second Apple v.
Samsung trial led to a $120 million jury verdict in Apple's favor.
Samsung appealed, and, in February, a three-judge appeals panel said that the jury got it wrong.

The judges stripped away Apple's win, saying one patent wasn't infringed and the other two were invalid. Apple got the full court to take up the case, and the three judges who sided with Samsung didn't win a single ally.

An opinion (PDF) issued earlier today restores Apple's win entirely on an 8-3 vote. (One of the 12 sitting Federal Circuit judges, Richard Taranto, did not participate.) The earlier opinion held that US Patent No. 5,946,647, which describes how to turn phone numbers and other software "structures" into links, wasn't infringed because Samsung products didn't use an "analyzer server" as the term was defined.

The opinion also found that US Patent Nos. 8,046,721 and 8,074,172, which respectively cover Apple's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect features, were invalid in light of prior art. Today's opinion by the full court, written by Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore, wholly rejects those earlier findings, saying the three-judge panel went too far in reversing "nearly a dozen jury fact findings" involving infringement, prior art, copying, and other matters. Only the three judges from the original panel dissented, holding fast in their view that Samsung should win the day. On the '647 patent, the eight-judge majority held that "substantial evidence" supported the jury's decision that the accused devices used an "analyzer server." The dispute was over where the shared library code performs its functions—Apple argued that Samsung's shared library code is "separate" from the client, while Samsung argued there was no separate server. "The concept that the analyzer server must be 'standalone' or 'run on its own'... has no foundation in the '647 patent, in our prior Motorola decision, or in the parties briefs on appeal to this court," Judge Moore's majority opinion states. On the '721 slide-to-unlock patent, the majority noted that the patent emphasized making phone activation "user-friendly" and "efficient" while still preventing pocket dialing.

Apple didn't contest that two prior art references disclosed all the elements of their patent claim, but argued that a person would not have been "motivated to combine" the various references. (One of the references, the Plaisant patent, is pictured above.) "[A] skilled artisan designing a mobile phone would not have been motivated to turn to a wall-mounted air conditioning controller to solve a pocket dialing problem," argued Apple, and the appeals court agreed. "[S]ubstantial evidence supports the jury's fact findings that Samsung failed to establish a motivation to combine," writes Moore. The opinion also cites Apple executive Philip Schiller's testimony at trial, touting how important the slide-to-unlock feature was in Apple's advertising. "That one gesture... you get an instant idea of how multitouch works so that you're doing a gesture on the screen, and it does something simple and useful to you, and that it's easy to use," Schiller said during his 2014 testimony. "Finally, the video of the crowd 'burst[ing] into cheers' when Steve Jobs demonstrated the slide to unlock feature supports a conclusion that consumers valued this particular feature," wrote Moore. As to the '172 autocorrect patent, the earlier panel agreed with Samsung that the Apple patent wasn't a serious improvement over two previous methods, including the US Patent No. 7,880,730, entitled "keyboard system with automatic correction." AApple’s expert testified that the earlier system didn’t display text while the user typed, so it doesn’t have all the features disclosed by Apple’s patent.

The same expert argued that another piece of prior art, by Xrgomics, involves "word completion" that offers alternative words, and is not directed toward spelling correction.

A reasonable jury could have agreed with Apple on those points, Moore wrote in her opinion today. All three judges from the original panel filed sharply worded dissenting opinions, disagreeing not just on the merits of the patents but about the manner in which the case was heard.

Circuit Judge Jimmie Reyna, for instance, complained that the full court chose to overturn the case on narrow grounds and did so without additional briefing from the parties, amici, or the government—all standard practice in a full-court "en banc" case. "The en banc decision neither resolves a disagreement among the court's decisions nor answers any exceptionally important question," wrote Reyna in his dissent. "The court should not have granted en banc review in this case." Today's decision involved the second Apple v.
Samsung
 litigation.

The first Apple v.
Samsung
 case, which resulted in Samsung making a payment of $548 million to Apple after losing a jury verdict, will go to the US Supreme Court next week.
It will be the first design patent case heard by the high court in a century.

The catch-22 with Apple security

I recently started a new job, which I love. However, since I’m working for a San Francisco startup, of course my work computer is a MacBook Pro. Most people would be very happy about that.

But I’ve been using Linux as my primary desktop platform since, like, 2008, so a Mac is an adjustment for me.

There are worse possibilities -- at least I don’t have to deal with Outlook or Windows.

Also, there are plenty of people to help me with this painful transition. My ripe relationship with Apple I've had Macs in the past. When I worked for another startup, JBoss, I was the sole PowerBook person. At the time, in the dark ages of the early part of this millennium, I was traveling around the world giving presentations. Most of humanity, having freshly crawled out of caves, used those awful video projectors instead of big-screen TVs.

At the time the PowerBook connected to more of those items than Windows did. (You don’t want to know what you had to do for Linux’s X Windows to connect.) Yet far from being one of the contented masses, I always had Apple-specific issues.

The company decided to hold all Java developers hostage for an OS upgrade right when I needed the new JDK most.

The power coupling used to rip out of the motherboard because it was near a modem, which created a weak point in the case. Later Apple moved the weak point to the CD drive, which was under my wrist while typing, so the drive would jam. Then there were the batteries that swelled up and broke the keyboard.

There were screens that had lots of dead pixels and bright spots that annoyed me, not to mention the power cord that kept shorting out, which had to be replaced for $85. Apple’s response each time was that it was somehow my fault.

Eventually, I’d end up buying a new laptop -- before the bad press would make Apple fix the flaw for the more patient people. My annoyance grew.

Finally, the last straw: That infernal “beg for attention” format of the Apple Store and the “pay to not stand around all day when the hardware is borked” AppleCare fee. I went back to Dell and my beloved Linux.

The laptop isn't as shiny, but Dell comes to you when it breaks. Me and my Apple ID Anyhow, I’m back in Mac.

Central to Apple’s surveillance of me is the Apple ID.

This is my identity to FaceTime, Find My Mac, and all of the tools I use to interact with the new center of my computing existence, Apple.

Google used to be my center. Now I must pray to the ghost of Steve Jobs and kiss the feet of his successor, who has blocked me on Twitter. I tried using my email address with my new work computer.
I didn’t remember the password I used back then. No problem, I could use email validation or my birthday.
I tried my birthday because it's faster, but it didn’t work -- odd, but maybe I fat-fingered it or my ex-wife put in her birthday at some point. No matter, I used email verification and changed the password. Apple and various software on my new Mac kept calling me a female name.
I thought that was odd, so I logged in to appleid.apple.com and figured I’d change my birthday. Now it wanted to verify my favorite elementary school teacher’s name and favorite band in high school.
I wouldn’t have picked either of those because, duh, I reference music in my blog too much.
I was also a terrible student, preferring the library to the classroom and asking too many questions.

Apple rejected both. I called Apple support.

There, I talked to J, who was incredibly helpful and did everything he possibly could with the broken system, but I was at the mercy of a certain "A" from Canada. We tried to change the security questions, but those sent a verification code to “A***’s iPod Touch.” After a few other attempts, we determined this wasn’t actually my Apple ID account. As it turns out, I still had an Apple ID from a time before Apple demanded email addresses. Unfortunately, four years ago, when Apple began asking for them, you didn’t need to verify the email address.
So a young lady ("A," as noted above) with the same last name as me and a different first name used my Gmail address as her Apple ID but didn’t validate it. Apple Support and I tried several different ways to let me recover my email address, but finally, I found A’s number on her Apple ID account and texted her.
Someone else answered and promised to ask A to look into this.

This took four hours.

Apple kindly offered me free accessories once we were done. Invalidated credentials Apple’s often lauded security has been evolutionary -- and often a series of “oops, we’ll fix that” moves. Unfortunately, this goes to show you that failing to follow basic security patterns (like, is this really your email address?) allowed another person to inadvertently compromise my security. When Apple “fixed” the problem, it still had an unvalidated credential it had grandfathered in.

This allowed me to compromise A’s security.
In this case, no one was malicious.

But I don’t want to deal with yet another email address. What Apple should have done was to treat everyone’s not-yet-validated Apple ID email addresses as suspect -- and made people validate them or change them to a validated address.

An unvalidated credential is an unvalidated credential. Which brings us to the moral of our story: Validate credentials! (Also: Linux is easier to use than iOS, and Google is my preferred surveillance and security authority.) If a credential proves invalid, don’t simply change the process, invalidate the credential, and force it to be validated before it's used or even associated.

Failing to do this not only compromises the security of the person with the invalid credential but possibly the security of the person it belongs to as well.

To get back at Apple, GOP congressman introduces pointless bill

Maurizio PesceApple's encryption battle Amazon removed device encryption from Fire OS 5 because no one was using it Apple’s new ally in unlocking battle: A man whose wife was shot 3 times in attack FBI is asking courts to legalize crypto backdoors because Congress won’t Apple prevails in forced iPhone unlock case in New York court Most software already has a “golden key” backdoor: the system update View all…A Florida congressman has introduced a new bill that would forbid federal agencies from purchasing Apple products until the company cooperates with the federal court order to assist the unlocking of a seized iPhone 5C associated with the San Bernardino terrorist attack. In a statement released on Thursday, Rep.

David Jolly (R-Fla.) blasted Apple. "Taxpayers should not be subsidizing a company that refuses to cooperate in a terror investigation that left 14 Americans dead on American soil," he said. "Who did the terrorist talk to? Who did he message with? Did he go to a safe house? Is there information on the phone that might prevent a future attack on US soil? Following the horrific events of September 11, 2001, every citizen and every company was willing to do whatever it took to side with law enforcement and defeat terror.
It’s time Apple shows that same conviction to further protect our nation today." Last month, Apple was given a controversial court order to create a customized firmware that would enable investigators to brute force a seized iPhone 5C and get past its passcode.

Apple has vowed to fight the order in court, and the company is set to appear before a judge later this month. At least for now, Jolly’s bill is unlikely to advance very far in a Congress that can barely agree on the time of day; GovTrack gives it a 1 percent chance of passage. On a related note, there are currently two state bills in California and New York that seek to ban sales of phones with unbreakable encryption. Plus, while Apple does provide discounts for federal government employees, military personnel, and their families, it’s unlikely that Apple has made headway into overtaking the entrenched legacy sales of BlackBerry. The new legislation was announced the same day that many tech companies, including Twitter, Airbnb, eBay, and many others that have lined up behind Apple in their own court filings. Earlier in the day, Apple also published a support letter by a San Bernardino man whose wife was shot and severely injured during the December 2015 terrorist attack. President Barack Obama is known to use an iPad that he was given in 2011 by then-CEO Steve Jobs himself.

Steve Jobs’ legacy includes the women he inspired

Enlarge Image The Macintosh launched on January 24, 1984. Apple advertisement The lore of Apple's success goes something like this. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, with the crazy goal of building the first personal computer for regular people. Eight years later, Jobs introduces the Macintosh, shocking the world with its intuitive, iconic interface and creating a cult following. After his exile from Apple, Jobs returns to reinvent and popularize the digital music player, smartphone and tablet. Apple literally changes how we interact with the world. But that story often leaves out all the others, including dozens of women, involved in Jobs' first big bet, 1984's Macintosh. Like everyone else on the original Mac team, these 20-somethings put in grueling hours to create a machine that could live up to the vision of Apple's brilliant and volatile leader. Graphic designer Susan Kare dreamed up the Mac's icons and created some of its original typefaces, including the Chicago, Geneva and Monaco fonts. Joanna Hoffman focused on a "user experience" that made people feel as if they could, for the first time, make the computer do what they wanted. Other women oversaw manufacturing, finance, marketing and public relations. "The bottom line is, Steve just cared if you were insanely great or not," said Guy Kawasaki, who joined Apple in 1983 and became the Mac's first software evangelist. "He didn't care about sex, color, creed -- anything like that. You were either great or you're not. You're either great or you sucked. That's it. That's all he cared about." Apple didn't provide a comment for this report. The movie by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle hints at some of the contributions of the women of the Mac team, primarily through the character of Hoffman, who was Apple's head of international marketing. Played by Kate Winslet, Hoffman was Jobs' confidante and colleague, able to challenge him when no one else could. "Joanna was the one who represented all of us in learning how to stand up to Steve," said Debi Coleman, who joined Apple in 1981 as controller for Jobs' unsanctioned Macintosh project. "That's one of the reasons she's a heroine to me." Hoffman declined to be interviewed, but three prominent women from the team agreed to talk about the movie, Jobs' impact on their lives and what it was like working with him. (Jobs died in October 2011 at the age of 56.) They are Coleman, who later became head of Macintosh manufacturing; Susan Barnes, controller of the Macintosh division; and Andrea (Andy) Cunningham who, as an account executive for the Regis McKenna public relations firm, planned what turned out to be the tech industry's biggest PR campaign at the time. On Monday, Cunningham will host a panel in Palo Alto, California, where the three women will talk about how Jobs challenged, infuriated and pushed them to achieve great things. They'll be joined by Hoffman and Barbara Koalkin Barza, a former product marketing manager for the Mac and later director of marketing at Pixar, the animation studio Jobs bought after being fired from Apple in 1985. Jobs "made it possible for you to do anything you wanted," Cunningham said. The women of the Mac team "had the freedom to do what we were good at doing." Here are a few of their stories: Music has charms... "Billie Jean is not my lover/She's just a girl who claims that I am the one/But the kid is not my son/She says I am the one/But the kid is not my son." -- Lyrics to "Billie Jean," sung by Michael Jackson. Introducing a major product is a lot like planning a crucial battle. Both can succeed or fail on the campaign's logistics. For the January 24, 1984, intro of the Mac, those logistics included the then-unheard-of idea of "multiple exclusives," where Apple served up different slices of information to leading US publications. andy-cunningham.jpg Enlarge Image Andy Cunningham (pictured left in the 1980s and right today) helped Steve Jobs launch the Mac. Andy Cunningham About two weeks before the Mac's launch, Cunningham and Jobs flew to the tony Carlyle Hotel on New York's Upper East Side. They had reserved a suite for several days' of one-on-one interviews and photo shoots. There was just one wrinkle: Jobs "absolutely hated" having his picture taken, and would turn "surly and kinda nasty" with the photographer, recalled Cunningham. The soothing sounds of music came to the rescue. "I discovered he loved Michael Jackson and the song 'Billie Jean,'" she said. "And I discovered that when I played it on a cassette player, he became really docile and friendly and smiled for the cameraman. As soon as the song was over, he would go back to his snarling self." The cassette player got plenty of exercise. (His musical choice is ironic given that he was in a paternity battle with the mother of his eldest daughter, Lisa, before the Mac was unveiled.) "While we were doing the shoot, I was constantly rewinding, rewinding, rewinding," Cunningham said. "It calmed the waters." 'Those white flowers' The waters had been seething since 10 p.m. the night before, when Jobs, Cunningham and Cunningham's colleague, Jane Anderson, arrived at the hotel. For Jobs, the suite didn't have the right vibe for the interviews. So Cunningham and Anderson rearranged the furniture to Jobs' liking -- even pushing the suite's baby grand piano to where he said it needed to be to create the best atmosphere for the meetings. "Finally, at 2 a.m. he says to me, 'I want a vase of those flowers that have the green stems, and they're really long and at the top they're kind of white and are very simple and flare out like this," Cunningham recalled. "I'd say, 'Oh, OK, you want Calla lilies. 'And he's like, 'No! that's not what I want.' And he goes on to describe them again." Cunningham did find the Calla lilies that early January morning in New York. Adult supervision Silicon Valley joke circa 1981: "What's the difference between Apple Computer and the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts have adult supervision." Coleman likes to recall that joke when describing her early years at Apple. debi-coleman.jpg Enlarge Image Debi Coleman (pictured left in a current-day photo and right in the 1980s) served as financial controller of the Mac group and later oversaw manufacturing of the computer. Debi Coleman Jobs was a "tall, thin, unkempt Jesus-freak looking guy," when she was introduced to him. The setting was The Good Earth, then one of Silicon Valley's most popular restaurants. It's where Coleman ran into Jobs and her college classmate and Apple employee Trip Hawkins (who later founded pioneering video game maker Electronic Arts). "Trip introduced me and told him 'she's not your usual bean counter.' With those words, Steve chased me for six months to join his team, which I did not realize was an unsanctioned project." It didn't take long, though, for Coleman to discover that Apple didn't share the famously genteel corporate culture at Hewlett-Packard, where she had previously worked. "[Steve] would come marching down the hall or skipping down the hall, calling you, 'what an idiot.' I can't believe you did this stupid thing.'" Coleman said it took her a year to learn how to confront Jobs. She credits Hoffman for serving as her teacher. "Joanna said, 'Look him in the eye. You've got to stand up. From that point on -- I'm not saying he wasn't tough, totally demanding and totally critical -- but he was totally wonderful to me." Steve's sounding board In some ways, that ability to stand up to Jobs was as critical for him as it was for the person confronting his verbal abuse. "You had to stand up to him," Barnes said. "He knew he was forming ideals and gelling them, and you had to be able to be his sounding board." susan-barnes-2.jpg Susan Barnes (pictured left in present day and right from the time she worked at Apple) co-founded NeXT with Steve Jobs as chief financial officer. Pacific Biosciences and Susan Barnes And yet, despite the insults, those who learned to interact with Jobs describe the experience as intellectually stimulating, compelling and fun. "His real skill was knowing which buttons to push," said Barnes. "The thing that kept me going with him was the intellectual spark -- he could get so much out of you. He drove a high standard." "You weren't judged as a woman," she added. "You didn't have to worry about what you wore and how you wore it. It was about your intellect, your brain and your contributions." Jobs put Coleman in charge of Mac manufacturing in 1984, making her one of the highest-ranking women in the computer industry. She later became chief financial officer of all of Apple in 1987, after Jobs had left the company. Coleman most recently served as co-founder and co-managing partner at venture capital firm SmartForest Ventures from 2000 to June 2015. Barnes cofounded NeXT Computer with Jobs and became its CFO. She went into investment banking after leaving NeXT and later served as financial chief at Intuitive Surgical. Barnes currently holds that same title at Pacific Biosciences, a DNA sequencing company. Cunningham left Regis McKenna to form her own PR firm and helped Jobs launch Pixar. She currently runs Cunningham Collective, a consulting firm. "When you're in an environment where you're respected for what you do and not what your gender or age, it's really refreshing," Cunningham said. "That's what Steve offered back then." For more on the team behind the Mac, check out CNET's Macintosh 30th anniversary package from January 2014.

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