Apple IphoneWired reported on July 28 that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking the U.S. Copyright Office to legalize the practice of hacking Apple’s iPhone “to accept software that hasn’t been approved for distribution through the iPhone App Store.”

yahoo websiteIn an effort to combat Google’s dominant market share, Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a 10-year long partnership that will give Microsoft access to Yahoo’s search audience, the second largest next to Google.

AT&TAT&T, on July 26, temporarily blocked its customers from accessing the img.4chan.org image-sharing website. Both AT&T and img.4chan.org founder Christopher “Moot” Poole say the blockage was not censorship but AT&T’s effort to protect its customers from a denial-of-service attack. Nonetheless, the incident brings net neutrality and Internet censorship back into the news.

stack of booksRepresentatives from the European Union said on July 20 that they are investigating Google’s digital book publishing project for possible violations of European copyright laws.

iphones by AppleApple Corp., supplier of Wi-Fi-enabled iPhones, has been carrying on a war of words with the Chinese government — emblematic of what happens when a product of free enterprise tries to bring its technology into a tightly controlled marketplace. According to CNET News, Apple has blinked first.

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