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CALL THE GEEK SQUAD! F-35 HIT BY YET ANOTHER SOFTWARE BUG

Geek Squad | March 08, 2016

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The Lockheed Martin F-35 is not only an extremely expensive aircraft, but is also probably the most software-driven plane ever constructed. And ironically, it is a new software glitch that now threatens the US Air Force’s plans to finally declare F-35 operationally deployable in the near future....

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FBI PAID GEEK SQUAD ‘INFORMANTS’ TO SEARCH COMPUTERS FOR CHILD PORN, SAYS COURT FILING

Geek Squad | April 03, 2017

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Geek Squad employees will notify law enforcement if they find child pornography while fixing customers’ computers, and in many states, they’re legally required to do so. The question is whether technicians are specifically acting as FBI informants to find material that the agency would otherwise need a warrant to look for. Several employees received $500 or $1,000 payments from the FBI, and in one case, an employee claimed to be writing a software program that would automatically ide...

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GOOGLE GARNERS SUPPORT FROM TECH INDUSTRY IN SUPREME COURT API COPYRIGHT FIGHT

ZDnet | January 14, 2020

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A group of tech companies and organisations have come forth with support for Google in its legal stoush against Oracle, a case that could determine the outlook of software development's future. The Google-Oracle legal battle dates back over a decade, with the core issue being whether copyright laws bar the commonplace practice of software reimplementation -- the "process of writing new software to perform certain functions of a legacy product". It was also...

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AMAZON WILL ASK A COURT TO BLOCK MICROSOFT FROM WORKING ON A $10 BILLION CLOUD COMPUTING CONTRACT

CNN International | January 14, 2020

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Amazon will ask a federal court to temporarily block Microsoft (MSFT) from working on a $10 billion cloud computing contract for the military, according to a court filing Monday. Microsoft is scheduled to begin its work on the contract on Feb. 11. But Amazon's cloud computing division will seek a preliminary injunction to "prevent the issuance of substantive task orders under the contract," the filing said. Amazon's request will be submitted by Jan. 24. The request is part of A...

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CALL THE GEEK SQUAD! F-35 HIT BY YET ANOTHER SOFTWARE BUG

Geek Squad | March 08, 2016

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is not only an extremely expensive aircraft, but is also probably the most software-driven plane ever constructed. And ironically, it is a new software glitch that now threatens the US Air Force’s plans to finally declare F-35 operationally deployable in the near future....

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FBI PAID GEEK SQUAD ‘INFORMANTS’ TO SEARCH COMPUTERS FOR CHILD PORN, SAYS COURT FILING

Geek Squad | April 03, 2017

Geek Squad employees will notify law enforcement if they find child pornography while fixing customers’ computers, and in many states, they’re legally required to do so. The question is whether technicians are specifically acting as FBI informants to find material that the agency would otherwise need a warrant to look for. Several employees received $500 or $1,000 payments from the FBI, and in one case, an employee claimed to be writing a software program that would automatically ide...

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GOOGLE GARNERS SUPPORT FROM TECH INDUSTRY IN SUPREME COURT API COPYRIGHT FIGHT

ZDnet | January 14, 2020

A group of tech companies and organisations have come forth with support for Google in its legal stoush against Oracle, a case that could determine the outlook of software development's future. The Google-Oracle legal battle dates back over a decade, with the core issue being whether copyright laws bar the commonplace practice of software reimplementation -- the "process of writing new software to perform certain functions of a legacy product". It was also...

Read More
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AMAZON WILL ASK A COURT TO BLOCK MICROSOFT FROM WORKING ON A $10 BILLION CLOUD COMPUTING CONTRACT

CNN International | January 14, 2020

Amazon will ask a federal court to temporarily block Microsoft (MSFT) from working on a $10 billion cloud computing contract for the military, according to a court filing Monday. Microsoft is scheduled to begin its work on the contract on Feb. 11. But Amazon's cloud computing division will seek a preliminary injunction to "prevent the issuance of substantive task orders under the contract," the filing said. Amazon's request will be submitted by Jan. 24. The request is part of A...

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